Trisha Yearwood met her match Thursday night (April 13) when her look-a-like wax figure was unveiled during Madame Tussauds Nashville grand opening ceremony.
Industry folks gathered at the new location, in Opry Mills Mall, to get a first look at the never-before-seen attraction the day before it opened to the public. In a surprise turn, Trisha took the stage to unveil her new wax figure.
“This is an outfit that I wore at an award show about for years ago. This is donated. It was an outfit I really loved,” Trisha said as she examined her wax twin. “When you’re getting ready for an award show you look at a bunch of different outfits. I loved everything about this. It was fun. So I thought, I’ll just wear this. When you get the call that Madame Tussauds wants to do a wax figure, that’s the ultimate compliment. So I was honored.”
When asked what the first thing that struck her about the wax figure was, Trisha joked, “She’s quieter than me.”
Trisha’s wax figure will reside in Madame Tussauds Nashville, which is the first U.S. location to focus solely on music artists. While you would think this particular venue would feature only country music figures, the attraction features all genres of music from Jazz and Rock to Country and Pop and beyond.
Hillary Williams, daughter of Hank Williams Jr., was on hand to take a tour of the attraction. Unaware that her grandfather would be featured with his own wax figure, Hillary had a special moment when she came face to face with Hank Williams Sr’s doppelganger.
Madame Tussauds Nashville houses nearly 50 artists representing all genres of music, including Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Kenny Rogers, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Waylon Jennings, Minnie Pearl, Patsy Cline, Kid Rock, Jimi Hendrix, Billie Holiday, Taylor Swift, Rhianna, George Strait, Little Jimmy Dickens, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Reba, Alan Jackson, Eric Church, Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald, Muddy Waters and more.
Visitors have the opportunity to get up close and personal and interact with their favorite musical icon. They will experience several interactive activities as they walk through attraction, including playing trivia games, getting their photo placed on the Jazz Wall of Fame, dressing up in costumes to experience the rock star lifestyle, recording their own song and standing on the Opry stage as an adoring crowd cheers you on.
The attraction is open to the public today (April 14) and you can purchase your tickets online or at the attraction. Prices range from $19 -$43 dollars, depending on your package selection. Hours are 10am – 9pm from Monday-Saturday and 11am-7pm on Sundays.
NCD has a sneak peek at a handful of the figures you will see at Madame Tussauds Nashville Attraction. Enjoy!
Photos by Lisa Konicki