Alan Jackson and Kix Brooks have been honoured on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee.
The two stars were among seven Nashville-related personalities inducted on Sunday (06Nov11).
A thrilled Jackson told the crowd, "After all I've been through and accomplished, I think about the first time I drove down Music Row with a paper sack full of songs, I could have never imagined standing in front of the Country Music Hall of Fame, and them putting a star with my name on it on this concrete.
"I don't know if I feel quite right getting this star, when there are people like Merle Haggard, George Jones, Charley Pride. Y'all better get their names on here too."
And Brooks used his induction speech to salute local officials who have turned the once-seedy downtown Nashville area into a tourist attraction.
He explained, "I remember when I first came here in 1979. Aside from Tootsie's, it just broke my heart. It was honestly pretty disgusting. There was a lot of darkness up and down Broadway."