NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Nashville is getting its first look at some changes to an iconic sculpture in a downtown roundabout. Video renderings were released of water fountains being added to the “Musica” sculpture on Music Row.
The Fountains of Musica Foundation announced the naming of the iconic Music Row sculpture, a community-wide fundraising campaign launch and construction plans for the three-fountain, Music Row project in a press release on Thursday.
The campaign is asking for community support to fund $2 million of its $12 million project.
Foundation chairman, Desmond Child, a Grammy-winning producer and Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee, announced the fountains new name, “The Boudleaux and Felice Bryant Fountains of Musica,” to honor the many professional songwriters in Nashville.
“This is a momentous day for Nashville and the music community as we honor Nashville’s first professional songwriters with a work of art, ‘The Boudleaux and Felice Bryant Fountains of Musica,’ which will no doubt become the iconic symbol of our city. With hit songs cut and performed live by everyone from Little Jimmy Dickens, The Everly Brothers, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, the Beatles and Roy Orbison to Eddie Vedder, Norah Jones, Brothers Osborne and Phish.”
“The couple also penned the beloved anthem ‘Rocky Top.’ It is a perfect union with ‘Musica.’ which honors the diversity of Nashville’s musical genres and its people,” Child said.
Sculptor Alan LeQuire designed the concept when the sculpture was originally installed in 2003.
The new fountains are named in honor of Nashville’s first professional songwriters, Boudlleaux and Felice Bryant.
The new official name of the installment is Boudlleaux and Felice Bryant Fountains of Musica.