NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Madame Tussauds, the world-renowned wax attraction slated to open its newest location in Nashville on April 14, and two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean, revealed the Country music superstar’s first-ever wax figure at the Las Vegas MGM Grand during ACM Awards weekend.
To create his figure, RIAA’s top digital Country male artist of all time underwent a “sitting” with Madame Tussauds studio artists last year. As Aldean donated clothing from his personal collection for his figure’s attire, the research team took more than 300 measurements of the singer in his signature hat and Gibson J-200 guitar.
The Multi-Platinum entertainer’s figure will be featured at Madame Tussauds Nashville, joining an exclusive group of other current country superstars already revealed including Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker and Blake Shelton, among others. Aldean’s figure will be positioned in the finale of the attraction on a Grand Ole Opry themed stage, giving guests the chance to see one of their favorite artists up close and personal.
“It blows my mind how realistic it is — they got the chest hair and everything,” laughed Aldean. "I have a lot of friends, like Luke Bryan, that have gotten their figures and I’m looking forward to going to Madame Tussauds in Nashville and seeing how everyone’s looks too.”
Additionally, ACM Awards host Luke Bryan welcomed his recently revealed wax figure on-stage with him during the award show broadcast, allowing for a Madame Tussauds takeover at County Music’s Biggest Party of the Year.
B-roll and side-by-side images from Jason’s reveal are available via Dropbox.
Aldean, is “the mirror image of his fans” (Rolling Stone) as THEY DON'T KNOW follows on the heels of each album release earning PLATINUM certification or better, tallying more than 14 million total album sales and 18 No. One hits. The longevity of his career reached new heights as he debuted at the No. One position on Billboard’s all-genre Top 200 Album chart for the third consecutive time with his seventh studio album, which has already produced two consecutive chart-toppers, as his latest single “Any Ol’ Barstool” follows its success. In addition to the upcoming tour launch, the "reigning Entertainer of the Year shows why he holds the title” (Newsday) as the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will showcase a special exhibit opening its doors on May 27, commemorating his wide-open sound that has been one of the defining influences on today’s Country Music. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, www.jasonaldean.com.
With a completely different concept, the attraction in Nashville will be the company’s first offering 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.
Guests can save $5 off the regular price by purchasing early bird tickets to the attraction before the April 14 grand opening.
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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 colorful cast of figures. Conveniently located within Opry Mills Mall, the star-studded attraction is set to open April 14, 2017.
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.