Following in the footsteps of Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and George Jones, Glen Campbell is the subject of a new museum in downtown Nashville.
The Glen Campbell Museum & Rhinestone Stage, which opened on Feb. 1, honors the life of the “Rhinestone Cowboy” by showcasing different stages of his career and displaying a collection of personal artifacts, including guitars, instruments, golf clubs, family photos, stage clothing and much more.
Located at the corner of Broadway and 2nd Avenue, the 4,000-square-foot museum will transform into The Rhinestone Stage in the evenings, a live music venue that hopes to attract national and local acts.
“I am thrilled that Glen’s musical legacy will be preserved and celebrated in such a beautiful and enduring way,” said Kim Campbell, Glen’s wife of 34 years. “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 Glen Campbell Museum & Rhinestone Stage will be closed to the public on Feb. 13 for a private event.
You can take a virtual tour of the new venue below.
photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com