Cash, Cline and Williams Take the Stage at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum is getting the country treatment.
Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Hank Williams are the latest country artists to be featured at the famed wax museum in Hollywood, Calif. The three legends will be shown in the Country-Western Room through June 1 alongside Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, Robert Redford and Paul Newman.
It took three months for Cash, Cline and Williams' statues to be built with the cost per statue amounting close to $350,000 each.
Soon avid country fans won't have to travel to California to see their favorite artists featured as wax statues, as it was recently announced that a wax museum will be established in Nashville, Tenn. According to Nashville Business Journals, Madame Tussauds will open at Nashville's Opry Mills shopping mall next year. The theme of the museum will be "Soundtrack of America" and it will include several iconic country singers.
Visitors will be able to "touch, see, feel and photograph figures of their favorite musicians." Figures will amass up to 45 artists and will include Cash, Carrie Underwood and Stevie Wonder.
"Guests will step into immersive iconic scenes and musical performances that are unique to Madame Tussauds Nashville," the company states.
Madame Tussauds Nashville will be unveiled in the spring of 2017 and will be open every day of the year. The Nashville spot will be the wax museum's seventh U.S. location.
“We couldn’t be more excited to open the first Madame Tussauds in Tennessee in a little over a year,” Ben Thompson, Merlin’s senior marketing director of new openings and acquisitions, says in a press release. “This fun and unique attraction will highlight milestone moments from historical to contemporary music — both from around the country and in Nashville.”
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