Madame Tussauds, the world-renowned wax attraction, opened its newest location at Opry Mills in Nashville today by hosting a celebrity grand opening event where country superstar Trisha Yearwood revealed her first, never-before-seen wax figure. Yearwood led a ribbon cutting ceremony with JP Dansereau, General Manager of Madame Tussauds Nashville, Gregg Goodman, President of The Mills/ A Simon Company and Laurel Bennett from the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp before welcoming event guests into the attraction for a sneak peek before the doors officially opened today.
Madame Tussauds Nashville will be the company's first offering in the U.S. that focuses solely on music icons that have shaped America's musical landscape. Guests are encouraged to have fun have fun with, take pictures, touch, and get up close and personal with nearly 50 famous stars from all genres of music. The immersive experience will allow guests to be transported to different musical scenes from history, design a concert t-shirt, record a song and much more.
"The time has finally come for us to show the world the amazing scenery, figures and immersive experience of Madame Tussauds Nashville, and we couldn't be more excited with the outcome of this new Music City attraction," said JP Dansereau, General Manager, Madame Tussauds Nashville. "Guests will get to truly step into the music and see some of their favorite past and present music icons, including the talented Trisha Yearwood, like they've never seen them before. We can't wait to see everyone's reactions."
"The figures in this attraction are strikingly real and incredible - I think everyone is going to love it," said an astonished Yearwood. "When I was asked to have a figure created for Madame Tussauds Nashville, I was honored. And now to see myself, forever in wax, is truly amazing."
To capture her every detail, the singer, author, actress and host of the acclaimed Food Network show "Trisha's Southern Kitchen" underwent a "sitting" with Madame Tussauds where studio artists took more than 300 measurements and generously donated the figure's entire outfit. The Grammy, CMA, ACM and Emmy Award winner's figure will be positioned at the front of the attraction in the admissions area and will be one of the first figures guests see as they enter.
Joining Yearwood's figure will be Alan Jackson, Beyoncé, Billie Holiday, Blake Shelton, Bob Dylan, Bruno Mars, Carl Perkins, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Diana Ross, Ella Fitzgerald, Elvis Presley, Faith Hill, Jason Aldean, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Keith Urban, Kenny Rogers, Kid Rock, Little Jimmy Dickens, Loretta Lynn, Louis Armstrong, Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Minnie Pearl, Muddy Waters, Patsy Cline, Rayna Jaymes & Deacon Claybourne, Reba McEntire, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, Tammy Wynette, Tim McGraw and Waylon Jennings.
B-roll and side-by-side images from Trisha's reveal and the grand opening party are available via Dropbox.
The attraction is open from 10:00am to 9:00pm Monday - Saturday and from 11:00am to 7:00pm on Sundays. Tickets are $24 for adults; $19 for children 3-12 (ages two and under are free) and can be purchased at the door as well as online for a discounted rate at https://www.madametussauds.com/nashville.