Thursday, June 5, 2014

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

As I'd mentioned before, I recently took a trip to Nashville to visit some friends from college. I managed to book my trip so that I had an extra day to tour the hot spots around Nashville since I'd never been there before. My first stop was the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum downtown. Even if you're not a fan of country music, I highly recommend you take the time to visit this museum if you have the chance. Since I ended up taking so many pictures while I was there, I figured I'd share some of them with you guys.
 

 
Glenn Campbell's wardrobe.
 
Elvis Presley's piano. According to this article, the piano is up for sale and may be leaving the museum soon.
The 24-carat gold piano is expected to be sold to a Japanese investor.
As a side note, the Japanese are the number one collectors of Elvis memorabilia. Interesting, right?

Ah, Patsy Cline. By far the greatest female country singer to ever grace the stage.
Elvis Presley's cadillac. Is it just me, or does this remind anyone else of a hearse?
 
 
That's quite a suit.
I don't know what this is. I wasn't really paying that much attention. I'm distracted by shiny things.
The dress Carrie Underwood wore to her induction into the Grand Ole Opry
 

 
George Strait and Reba! Two of my faves!
 
Let's play a game. Can you recognize any of these country greats?
From the left: Dolly Parton and Portor Wagoner, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn,
and George Jones with Tammy Wynette.
They just don't come any classier than that..
I stand corrected.
Miranda Lambert had her own temporary set-up. I loved seeing all her dresses on display,
and it's crazy to see how small she actually is!
The car from Smokey and the Banditt II.. I guess it's kind of impressive, if you're into that sort of thing.
(Clearly I'm not.)
 
Now THIS was the cool part. Here's where the actual Hall of Fame was.
These plaques were eerily similar to the winners' faces. I'm not so sure I would want my face molded into a piece of metal.
Nonetheless, this was a pretty neat display.

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