A Glen Campbell Museum Is Coming To Downtown Nashville

The life and career of country music icon Glen Campbell will soon be memorialized in a new museum in Downtown…


Lauren Jo Black

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August 8, 2019


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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.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.