“Nashville” TV Show Favorites to Sing Their Way to Madame Tussauds Nashville

Rayna Jaymes and Deacon Claybourne Set to Take the Stage at Brand New Wax Attraction in Show’s Hometown

Charles Esten at his sitting for Madame Tussauds Nashville (Photo: Business Wire)

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.--()--Madame Tussauds, the world-renowned wax attraction slated to open its newest location in Nashville this spring, today announced that Rayna Jaymes and Deacon Claybourne (portrayed by Connie Britton and Charles Esten) from the CMT hit series, “Nashville,” will sing their way into the Nashville attraction when it opens this April.

The leading “Nashville” figures will be seated on a bench outside a replica of the famous Bluebird Café, giving guests the chance to pose for a photo seated between the two stars. To capture the characters’ every detail, Connie and Charles graciously carved out time during shooting for the recently-launched fifth season of “Nashville” on CMT, to undergo a “sitting” with our Madame Tussuads studio artist here in Nashville. The research team took more than 300 measurements of the actors and worked with the talents’ teams and show creators to ensure an exact likeness.

“I’ve been to the Madame Tussauds in London and it was a great great memory. The figures just amazed us, each one. You can see why it draws millions of people every single year,” said Charles Esten. “To think that somebody will have a photograph sitting next to Deacon Claybourne and Rayna Jaymes—it’s surreal.”

Rayna’s figure will be wearing an outfit donated from the show that she wore in season three while performing on “Good Morning America.” Deacon’s figure will be outfitted with his favorite Martin D-28 Marquis Sunburst guitar, a re-creation of his signature guitar pick and leather strap donning his name and clothes donated from the show.

“The show ‘Nashville’ has made a profound impact on the popularity of Music City and we couldn’t imagine having a Madame Tussauds in Nashville without Rayna Jaymes and Deacon Claybourne,” said JP Dansereau, General Manager, Madame Tussauds Nashville. “We’ve recently been able to announce some spectacular music icons slated to appear in our attraction. Having Deacon and Rayna included, specifically positioned with the famous Bluebird Café as a backdrop, is extra special for us. We can’t wait for ‘Nashville’ fans from across the world to experience their favorite stars up close and personal.”

With a completely different concept, the attraction in Nashville will be the company’s first offerings in the U.S. that focuses solely on music icons that have shaped America’s musical landscape. Guests are encouraged to have fun with the famous stars from musical genres such as Country, Rock n Roll, Jazz, Blues and Pop.

Each Madame Tussauds figure is truly a work of art, involving teams of professional artists and sculptors who spend months on extensive research to recreate world-famous icons, to achieve the kind of astonishing realism that has been at the heart of the 250-year Madame Tussauds legacy.

Additional figures hitting the stage at Madame Tussauds Nashville include Carrie Underwood, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Minnie Pearl, Johnny Cash, Keith Urban and Little Jimmy Dickens. More figures will be added to the bill within the coming weeks.

To stay up to date on progress toward our April opening and new figures reveals, visit the attraction’s website and join the newsletter at www.madametussauds.com/Nashville. Tune in to CMT on Thursdays at 9/8c to catch the latest episodes of “Nashville.”

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About Madame Tussauds Nashville

Madame Tussauds Nashville attraction is a new interactive wax experience where guests have the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the world’s biggest musical icons. Built to honor Music City and its deep roots into America’s history, Madame Tussauds will host visitors from across the globe as they enjoy a historical walk through America’s musical past and present with vivid scenes supporting the colourful cast of figures. Conveniently located within Opry Mills, the star-studded attraction is set to open April 2017. Visit http://www.madametussauds.com/Nashville or the attraction’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/madametussaudsnashville/ for more information.

About Merlin Entertainments plc

Merlin Entertainments plc is a global leader in location based, family entertainment. As Europe's Number 1 and the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates over 100 attractions, 13 hotels and 5 holiday villages in 24 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable experiences to its more than 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its c.27,000 employees (peak season).

Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.

Contacts

Reed Public Relations
Quinn Kaemmer, 615-645-4320
Quinn@reedpublicrelations.com

Release Summary

Rayna Jaymes and Deacon Claybourne (portrayed by Connie Britton and Charles Esten) from the CMT hit series, “Nashville,” will be immortalized in wax at the brand-new Madame Tussauds Nashville.

Contacts

Reed Public Relations
Quinn Kaemmer, 615-645-4320
Quinn@reedpublicrelations.com