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Icon Entertainment’s Johnny Cash Museum and Patsy Cline Museum captured two of the top three spots on USA Today’s highly competitive 10Best Music Museums in North America list.
“It’s a thrill and an honor to have our museums rank in the top three for USA Today’s 10Best Music Museums in North America,” says Icon Entertainment CEO Bill Miller of the accolade.
Claiming the number one spot, the Patsy Cline Museum showcases the world’s largest collection of artifacts from Patsy Cline’s personal and professional life. Artifacts include awards, handwritten setlists, costumes created by Cline and her mother Hilda Hensley, and recreations of rooms inside Cline’s cherished home. Providing a rare and immersive experience into Cline’s life, the Patsy Cline Museum has been listed among the top attractions in Nashville by various outlets such as Billboard, Forbes, National Geographic and many more. The Patsy Cline Museum will celebrate its third anniversary on Saturday, April 4th featuring a special opportunity to meet and discuss the incredible legacy of Patsy Cline with her daughter Julie Fudge from 11 AM to 3 PM CT.
The Johnny Cash Museum, claiming the number three spot on the list, features the largest archive of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world. The fully interactive exhibits chronicle Johnny’s life and provide a unique glimpse into his world, featuring artifacts including handwritten lyrics to “I Walk the Line” and “Folsom Prison Blues,” stage costumes, instruments, personal letters, artwork and more. Cash family members frequently appear at the museum for meet and greets. The Johnny Cash Museum most recently made national news when founder Bill Miller was presented by Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall with the archive of the “Deputy Sheriff Commission Card” originally presented to Johnny Cash on September 12, 1979. Featuring Johnny’s photo, fingerprint and signature, the deputy sheriff card was issued to Johnny by then Davidson County Sheriff Fate Thomas.
USA Today’s 10Best “provides users with original, unbiased and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world….At its core is the team of local travel experts: a well-traveled and well-educated group who are not only experts in their fields – and their cities – but discriminating in their tastes.” (Source: 10Best.com). To view the full list of worldwide attractions, visit the following: www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-music-museum/.
About Patsy Cline Museum
Located on the second floor at 119 Third Avenue South, the Patsy Cline Museum houses the largest collection of Patsy Cline artifacts in the world featuring personal letters, photographs, costumes, clothing and household furnishings from her Nashville dream house that were locked away for more than fifty years. Guests travel back to her humble beginnings in Winchester, VA and see family photos, possessions and even the very booth she waitressed as a teenager at Gaunt’s Drugstore. Never-before-seen costumes that exhibit her transition from western cowgirl to torch singing headliner are also on display. Many of the costumes exhibited are creations sewn by her mother, Hilda. Patrons also have the unique opportunity to step inside Patsy’s famed Rec Room, an exhibition containing original furnishings owned and used by Cline and her husband Charlie Dick. In addition, a bio film documents Patsy’s career and is hosted by actress Beverly D’Angelo, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Patsy Cline in the 1980 film “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” This intimate experience is one of the many reasons that the museum has been profiled in over four hundred articles to date from outlets like AAA Traveler, ABC, CBS, NBC & FOX News, the Associated Press, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Billboard, Closer Weekly, Forbes, Miami Herald, MSN, People, Rolling Stone, Tennessean, USA Today, Washington Post, Yahoo, etc. The Patsy Cline Museum has received the following accolades:
· Nashville Must See – Forbes
· #2 on Nashville’s 10 Best Museums – Where Traveler
· #3 of 16 of the Best Things to Do In Nashville This Spring – Country Living
· #3 Best Things to Do in Nashville – Orbitz
· The Cool List 2018 – National Geographic
· Best Vacation Destinations for American History Buffs – CBS Dallas/Fort Worth
· Award of Commendation – Tennessee Association of Museums
Address: 119 Third Avenue South, Second Level, Nashville, TN 37201
Hours: Daily 9 AM – 7 PM CT
General Admission: $18.95 plus tax
About Johnny Cash Museum
Earning the AAA Gem rating, The Johnny Cash Museum experience has quickly spread around the globe with outlets like CNN, USA Today, Parade, The NY Times, The NY Post, Billboard, Vogue, Southern Living, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Yahoo, Huffington Post, London’s NME, etc. all buzzing about the attraction. Located at 119 Third Avenue South between Demonbreun and Broadway, the Johnny Cash Museum is open every day from 9 AM to 7 PM CT. General admission is $20.95 plus tax. Since opening its doors in April 2013, The Johnny Cash Museum has expanded twice, adding a café and additional exhibition space. The latest wing of exhibits profile “Walk the Line,” The Carter Family and Cash Covers in addition to green screen technologies that enable fans to get a picture with Johnny Cash. The museum, which welcomed its one millionth visitor in December 2017, has received numerous accolades for their exhibitions and services:
• #1 Must Visit Museum for Music Lovers [Worldwide] – Conde Nast’s Traveler
• #1 Pitch Perfect Museum [Worldwide] – National Geographic
• 5 Nashville Must Sees – Forbes
• Top 10 Trending U.S. Attraction for Fall – TripAdvisor
• Top 25 Trending U.S. Attractions for Summer – TripAdvisor
• Top 5 Museums Dedicated to Pop-Rock Music (worldwide) – Marie Claire
• Top 3 Best Things to Do in Nashville – Orbitz
• Top 10 Best Attractions in Nashville- USA Today
• Gem Rating – AAA
• 7 Great American Vacation Spots (That Won’t Bust Your Budget) – Time
• 50 Reasons We’re Thankful to be Southern – Southern Living
• 22 Reasons You Should Visit Nashville – Huffington Post
• Top 10 Tennessee Spots for Music Lovers – Rolling Stone
• Best Culture Stop in Nashville – Money Magazine
Address: 119 Third Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37201
Hours: Daily 9 AM – 7 PM CT
General Admission: $20.95 plus tax