Nashville was filled with so many things to take pictures of, so here’s part two, continuing from where I left off…
The gold and platinum records were all over the place! So many.
These pages are the handwritten manuscript of Dolly Parton’s very popular song, “Jolene.”
It was awesome to actually go into the Hall of Fame!
Each artist who has been inducted has a plate placed at random around the circular room, so there is no “superiority.” The horizontal lines are in sets of five, to represent musical notation.
The Sons of the Pioneers… Roy Rogers is the only person to have been inducted into the Hall of Fame twice, once as part of the Sons of the Pioneers, and once as himself! He had such a great voice!
I personally thought the the likenesses on the plates didn’t do most of the people justice. Elvis was way better looking than that… ;-)
Roy Rogers, the King of the Cowboys! My family and I have watched so many of his westerns.
This section was part of the gift shop! Cool huh?
I have a collection of lapel pins, and I try to get one when I go to new places like this. It’s fun to look back and see the different places I’ve been!
An outside view of the museum. The round part is the Hall of Fame.
There is also a Walk of Fame just outside the building, and I definitely have to post Josh Turner’s star. His voice is a.maz.ing! So much talent! (Just listen to “Would You Go with Me?” or some of his other songs if you don’t believe me!)
We didn’t get to really walk around or stop by the Ryman Auditorium, but I did manage to snap a couple pictures while we were driving by! ;-) I would so love to see a show there one day!
This last picture is of the restaurant we ate at while downtown. It used to be a farm supply store, and it has kept it’s original name, “Acme Farm Supply.” The old buildings were really neat.
So, I’ve still got two or three more posts to do from Tennessee, and then the last state on our trip, Kentucky!