Entertainers with all types of talent are honored at the Las Vegas Walk of Stars in a continuing recognition by their peers. They stand as examples of excellence in their field. Don McLean, known as “The American Troubadour” is a singer/ songwriter who now joins the others on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars with Mr. Las Vegas Wayne Newton, Donnie and Marie, Liberace, Rich Little, Siegfried and Roy, Sammy Davis, Jr., Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Gloria Estefan, Engelbert Humperdinck and more.
Las Vegas Walk of Stars President Bob Alexander performed the ceremony in front of the Paris Hotel and Casino on Las Vegas Boulevard, “We are extremely excited and privileged to honor Don McLean into the Las Vegas Walk of Stars,” says president and founder Bob Alexander. “Don’s contributions to the entertainment business as a singer and songwriter have been written about in history books, therefore, it is also only fitting for Don to have his name enshrined within a star on Las Vegas Boulevard.”
Don McLean is one of the most revered and respected songwriters in American history. After paying his dues in the New York club scene in the late ‘60s, he went on to score mega-hits like “American Pie,” “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night),” “Castles in the Air” and many more. In 2004, McLean was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame by country superstar Garth Brooks. In 2000, “American Pie” was named one of the Top 5 Songs of the 20th Century by the RIAA and in 2002 was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame. In 2015, one of McLean’s four handwritten manuscripts of the lyrics to “American Pie” was auctioned by Christies, selling for just over $1.2 Million. 2017 brought a huge honor when his iconic song was inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, joining less than 500 works including “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
With over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide, McLean’s prowess for writing timeless songs was again captured on his 2018 album, Botanical Gardens, as he artfully weaves country, Americana, folk, and boot stomping rock for an eclectic, yet American sound that he is known for.
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