Madame Tussaud’s Nashville Immortalizes Country Music

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Madame Tussaud's Nashville takes you on a Country Music evolution road and a whole lot more! BY NOAH DAY for "Summer in the City"

Long before music could be “dropped” on your iPhone, there was radio. The only way to hear new country music was to gather around and tune in to WSM Grand Ole Opry 650AM. Country music was born that way, but its legend lives on at Madame Tussaud’s Nashville.

Wax Figures and a Whole Lot More

The latest location of the world-famous wax museum is more attraction than museum, with lots to do. Madame Tussaud’s Nashville takes visitors on a musical timeline from the 50s all the way to today. It features 50 wax figurines of stars. Johnny Cash, Elvis, Carrie, Luke Bryan and many more. Guitars are at nearly every exhibit with sensors in place so you can duel it out with Jerry Lee Lewis on the piano. Or step up to the microphone in front of a roaring audience. Play drums or bass in a blues bar; have your photo taken as a rock star, blues star, or country star. Get a taste of what it’s like to be an influential hero of American music history. If you want to learn more about the famous wax figures, you can do that too, courtesy of a narration by Darius Rucker.

Particulars …

Located at the Grand Ole Opry Mall (515 Opry Mills Drive), there is much fun and excitement to be had at Madame Tussaud’s. Tickets run from $19 online to $24 in person; an Ultimate Experience costs $43 dollars. Bring your family, group of friends, or co-workers and enjoy this wonderful attraction.

Nashville Parent interns Ryan Tillman and Noah Day are hosts of "Summer in the City," a video capture, entertainment-focused out-and-about series for Nashville Parent Magazine. Ryan and Noah are rising seniors at Sewanee - The University of the South where they are both English majors. What video do you suggest they cover for "Summer in the City?" Email ideas to Ryan & Noah at

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