April 7, 2017
The Grand Opening for the new Patsy Cline Museum was celebrated today in Nashville, TN. The Museum was created to celebrate the life of the legendary songstress and will house the largest collection of artifacts dedicated to the singer and includes hundreds of never before seen artifacts, personal belongings, letters, photographs, videos, costumes, clothing, and household items. The "Crazy" crooner was a popular country artist until her untimely death in a car crash in 1963, but continues to make an indelible mark on Country Music and remains one of the biggest names in Country history.
The ribbon cutting ceremony included museum co-founder Bill Miller, Patsy's daughter Julie Fudge, and Nashville Mayor Megan Barry. “It’s truly an honor to be able to represent this special life…one of the biggest icons of all time,” said museum co-founder Bill Miller according to The Tennessean. He went on to say, “In an industry where you can have one hit and no one will remember your name, this lady has remained one of the biggest icons of all time,” says Founder Bill Miller. “It’s a phenomenon I can’t explain, but it’s an honor to make Patsy Cline three dimensional. You’re going to see the life of a very special lady. You’re going to see the facets of this lady. It’s been a real honor.”
“Bill and Shannon have taken on this responsibility of telling the story of this incredible trailblazer,” says Mayor Megan Barry. “When we talk about what Patsy did and who she was, she was a mom and she was a star and a performer and a voice that we can all hear even now being piped through the museum. I saw a line down stairs waiting to come into this space to learn about Johnny Cash and there are going to be even bigger lines to come in here and learn about Patsy Cline. I am so grateful to Bill and Shannon who have stepped up to do this, because without them, we wouldn’t have this little piece of history.”
“We are just so excited,” says Julie Fudge. “This is a wonderful, new venture for us. I know the fans have been anxiously waiting for this day. I’m looking forward to continuing these efforts for mom.”
The museum is located above the Johnny Cash Museum in the popular "So Bro" tourist area in the heart of downtown Nashville and is now open to the public from 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Monday - Sunday. General admission is $18.95 for adults and $14.95 for children ages 6 to 15. Children 5 or younger will be admitted free. For more information visit patsymuseum.com.