The life and career of country music icon Glen Campbell will soon be memorialized in a new museum in Downtown Nashville.
The Glen Campbell Museum and Rhinestone Stage will open its doors at the corner of Broadway and Second Avenue in early 2020. The 4,000 square foot museum and live music venue will feature never-before-seen personal items from Campbell’s early years as well as artifacts from the beginning stages of his career through his rise to fame.
It will showcase the many facets of his career, including his time as a studio musician in The Wrecking Crew (Dean Martin, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and others), his solo career, which featured hit records such as “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Gentle On My Mind” and “Wichita Lineman,” as well as his time in television and film, appearing on The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour and True Grit (among others).
According to a press release, the Glen Campbell Museum and Rhinestone Stage will transform into a live music venue by night, hosting intimate performances from local and national artists.
“I am thrilled that Glen’s musical legacy will be preserved and celebrated in such a beautiful and enduring way,” Kim Campbell, Glen’s wife of 34 years shared. “The museum is sure to inspire countless musicians and music lovers while continuing to entertain his lifelong fans and share his amazing gifts with generations to come. It’s with a big heart and sincere gratitude that we share Glen’s memories and cherished personal possessions with his fans and the world.”
The announcement of the Glen Campbell Museum and Rhinestone Stage was made Thursday, August 8, the second anniversary of the legendary entertainer’s death. Campbell tragically lost his life after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Additional information about the new museum can be found HERE.