Blake Shelton will soon find a permanent home in Music City when his wax figure likeness moves in to the new Madame Tussauds Nashville location. Opening officially on April 14, the attraction will feature Shelton’s newly unveiled figure, portraying the superstar in present day.
Debuted by the TODAY Show, Shelton’s figure is complete with a pair of boots donated by the Oklahoma native himself as well as a replica of his Takamine P5DC WB guitar. Fans will get to kick back with Shelton inside the attraction as he sits casually on a couch.
Shelton isn’t the only country superstar stepping into the spotlight in the new attraction. A Luke Bryan wax figure will also join the anticipated Opry Mills Madame Tussauds Nashville location.
The Georgia native met his likeness ahead of his sold-out show in New York City’s Madison Square Garden on March 1.
“I’m so excited to finally see my figure. It was such a great experience to sit with the Madame Tussauds artists to capture my every detail,” said Bryan (quote via Business Wire). “Looking at my figure today, I can honestly say I’m impressed at the likeness. And knowing it will be at the Nashville attraction, where I live with my family, is truly an honor.”
Bryan’s wax figure is also complete with a t-shirt and jeans donated by the superstar, as well as a replica Gibson guitar with a ‘Buck Commander’ lute hole and a replica pair of Bryan’s signature cowboy boots in order to achieve a complete resemblance. Fans will come face-to-face with Bryan as they enter the admissions area to purchase tickets.
Each Madame Tussauds figure takes months for professional artists and sculptors to create. Researchers take more than 300 measurements to re-create icons from around the world.
The Nashville location will be the first themed attraction, highlighting artists that have shaped America’s musical landscape in genres ranging from Country to Rock n Roll, Jazz to Blues and even Pop. Additional figures featured in the new location will include Carrie Underwood, Johnny Cash, Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Minnie Pearl, Kenny Rogers, Little Jimmy Dickens, Beyoncé, Billie Holiday, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder and many others. The addition of Nashville characters Rayna James and Deacon Claybourne was also recently announced.
Guests can pre-order tickets to the attraction now and save $5 from the regular price. For more information, visit madametussauds.com/nashville.