Joe Walsh Shares His Excitement About Receiving His Own Street
There are basic questions when trying to get to know someone, and one of them is, ‘Where are you from?’ A simple question, right? For the Eagles’ Joe Walsh, it doesn’t have an easy answer, as the guitarist had several different homes by the time he was in his teens. Although he was born in Kansas, Columbus, Ohio, has held a special place in his heart. Apparently, the city loves him right back, as he now has a street named after him, which not many people get to say.
A ceremony was held in his honor since a portion of West Nationwide Boulevard that faces Nationwide Arena is now called ‘Joe Walsh Way.’ To celebrate the momentous occasion, the guitarist took to his Instagram to write a few words about what the honor meant to him. He began with, “Meet me on the corner of Nationwide and Joe Walsh Way!”
Walsh added, “During our week in Columbus, Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, the City Council, and the Columbus Music Commission graciously presented me with my own street right in front of the arena – a pretty big deal for the 10-year-old Joey who grew up on Summit Street. Take photos, share them, and let’s make this a Cap City landmark! Stay tuned for more recap videos and our announcement on Ohio grants and our 2023 Host City!”
In his speech, the musician shared the day he came to Columbus at 9 when his stepfather got a job at Nationwide insurance. His family moved into a small house on Summit Street. Not long after, he bought his first guitar from a Sears, Roebuck catalog. That was the start of his journey in music and Columbus. So this honor has meant a lot to him, as he didn’t hesitate to mention that he saw Columbus as his adopted hometown. If you are ever in the area, don’t forget to take a pic!