There were the hands of Chet Atkins -- responsible for hundreds of silky smooth guitar licks over the years -- smack dab in the middle of cement. And he wasn't alone.
Atkins and other guitar greats James Burton, Duane Eddy and Scotty Moore were inducted Friday into Hollywood's RockWalk in a ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame. It was believed to be the first such induction held outside Los Angeles.
The honorees put their hand prints and signatures in cement, which will be shipped to Hollywood for permanent display.
Atkins, among the most recorded instrumentalists in history, has played with scores of musicians. He is a nine-time County Music Association Musician of the Year.
Burton has backed Johnny Horton, George Jones, and Slim Whitman, among others, and done studio work for Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and Frank Sinatra.
Eddy's twangy electric guitar style has helped him sell more than 100 million singles, and Moore performed with Presley until 1968. Elvis is already on the RockWalk.