Willie Nelson Museum - dedicated to honoring the pioneers that made Country Music what it is today!
"Gee ain't it funny how time slips away," as Willie would say.
Well, time may slip away but we make sure the memories don't at the famous Willie Nelson Museum . . . one of the largest displays in the world of personal items from Willie and his many friends.
We're open 7 days a week and the adult admission price is only $8.00 (plus 9.25% TN sales tax), one of the best values in Nashville. Every visitor receives a detailed four page guide that describes all the great exhibits and items you'll see as you tour the museum.
And now, as a result of our expansion we've added even more artist displays, personal items and memorabilia dedicated to preserving the history and roots of country music! We love the "new" country music artists as well, but our mission is highlighting the stars who built the country music industry.
Being Nashville natives, we're fortunate to have been around the country music industry for a long time, especially Willie's long time storekeepers Jeanie and Frank Oakley who know (and knew) many of the stars who helped transform Nashville into the heart of the country music industry!
In addition to Willie, the Willie Nelson Museum displays honor the likes of Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Porter Wagoner, Faron Young, Dolly Parton, the Wilburn Brothers, Webb Pierce, Mel Tillis, George Jones, Jeannie Seely, Marty Stuart, Connie Smith, Ronnie Milsap and many, many others.
But we're not content to "leave well enough alone". We want to offer you the absolute best country museum experience available anywhere. And we won't stop improving and expanding until we reach that goal.
Our latest addition to the Museum is the Ronnie Milsap exhibit. Ronnie is a superstar who has over 40 #1 hits, is a four time CMA "Male Vocalist of the Year" and was "Entertainer of the Year in 1977".
In addition to one of his performance suits you can also view a handwritten version of his huge hit, "Smoky Mountain Rain". This handwritten song was written by Kye Fleming, who along with Dennis Morgan, wrote this great song. In fact, the State of Tennessee made this our official state song in 2011.
And if that's not enough, we also feature a very special one-of-a-kind edition of PLAYBOY magazine. What makes it so special? It is produced entirley in braille!
So if you really want to experience some of the history of the country artists that made country music so popular and turned Nashville into "Music City" - you've got to stop by the Willie Nelson Museum for a visit!
Be sure to visit theLes Leverett "Grand Ole Opry Stars" Photographic Exhibit at the Willie Nelson & Friends Museum.Our good friend, Les Leverett, was the primary photographer for the Grand Ole Opry and WSM Radio and TV for over 32 years.
During his career, Les Leverett got to know and photograph the giants of country music. You can see, feel and experience his passion for country music when viewing the images he's captured over the years.
You'll see a lot more when you visit Les' exhibit in person. But, we're very excited to give you this internet "sneak preview" of just a few of Les' many candid shots of the legends...
Click your favorites and jump back into the early days of country music and see some great example photos of stars like Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Porter Wagoner, Loretta Lynn, Waylon Jennings, and many, many others.
Photos of the fun when Crook and Chase recently filmed at the Willie Nelson and Friends General Store and Museum...We had a lot of fun when the crew from Crook and Chase stopped by the General Store and Museum to tape an upcoming show. The film crew, along with Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase were taping throughout the store and museum much to the delight of the lucky customers who happen to be visiting with us that day. Lorianne and Charlie were very gracious and spent a lot of time chatting with our customers. Needless to say, there were a lot of pictures taken that day! Read more about the taping and see additional photos here...
Here's just a few of the comments from visitors to Willie's Museum...
" Fantastic, awesome"
Dora & Mike
"It touched a lot of feelings - joy, laughter, tears & happiness to have experienced it."
Jerry & Carol
"Outstanding and lots of fun and very unique."
Borte & Katarina