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HOUDINI  |  COLONEL SANDERS  |  THE MONEY CAR

Conway Twitty's
1957 Lincoln Continental
Mark II

This 1957 Lincoln Continental Mark II was owned for many years by Conway Twitty, and is one of the best original examples in existence. The car is not restored. It has all the original chrome, original paint, upholstery, carpet, jack and cover, and owner's manual.

 
  

Country Music Legend,
Hank Williams Sr. Shirt
Country Music Legend,
Hank Williams Sr. Shirt


Country Music Legend,
Hank Williams Sr. Cowboy Hat
Country Music Legend,
Hank Williams Sr. Glasses


Country Music Legend,
Hank Williams Sr. Hat
Famous Women of Counrty

This exhibit contains; personal artifacts from Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Tammy Wynette.

 
Johnny Cash & June Carter Gown

Johnny Cash (February 26, 1932 - September 12, 2003) - Born J. R. Cash, was an American singer-songwriter and one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Primarily a country music artist, his songs and sound spanned many other genres including rockabilly and rock and roll (especially early in his career), as well as blues, folk and gospel. Cash was known for his deep, distinctive bass-baritone voice, the “chicka-boom" freight train sound of his Tennessee three backing band, his demeanor, and his dark clothing, which earned him the nickname “The Man in Black". He traditionally started his concerts with the introduction “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash". June Carter began her singing career back in the 40s as a member of The Carter Family singing group, a pioneering force in country music’s jump from regional to mainstream popularity. Two of their biggest hits were “WiII The Circle Be Unbroken?" and “Keep On The Sunny Side." It was Elvis Presley who introduced June to the music of Johnny Cash in the mid 50s and she began working with Johnny after a chance meeting at the Grand 0l’ Opry a few years later. She retired her singing career after marrying Cash in 1968. The two co-wrote such hits as “Ring of Fire", “Long Legged Guitar Pickin’ Man" and Jackson“, the latter of which won her husband Johnny Cash a Grammy award together in 1967. They later shared a second Grammy for their interpretation of “lf I Were A Carpenter" Her only solo Grammy award came from her 1999 album “Press On" which won for best folk album. June passed away on May 15, 2003. Almost four months to the day later Johnny died, both leaving behind a legacy the likes of which we will never see again.
Jim Reeves Stage Outfit

Jim Reeves (August 20, 1923 – July 31, 1964) was an American country and popular music singer-songwriter. He is a member of both the Country Music and Texas Country Music Halls of Fame. With records charting from the 1950s to the 1980s, he became well known as a practitioner of the Nashville sound. Known as Gentleman Jim, his songs continued to chart for years after his death. Reeves died at age 40 in the crash of a private airplane.

Reeves and his business partner and manager Dean Manuel left Batesville, Arkansas, en route to Nashville in a single-engine Beechcraft Debonair aircraft, with Reeves at the controls. While flying over Brentwood, Tennessee, they encountered a violent thunderstorm. A subsequent investigation showed that the small airplane had become caught in the storm and Reeves suffered spatial disorientation. When the wreckage was found some 42 hours later, it was discovered the airplane's engine and nose were buried in the ground due to the impact of the crash. The crash site was in a wooded area southwest of Nashville International Airport where Reeves planned to land. Coincidentally, both Reeves and Randy Hughes, the pilot of Patsy Cline's ill-fated airplane, were trained by the same instructor. On the morning of August 2, 1964, the bodies of the singer and Dean Manuel were found in the wreckage of the aircraft. Thousands of people traveled to pay their last respects at his funeral two days later. The coffin, draped in flowers from fans, was driven through the streets of Nashville and then to Reeves' final resting place near Carthage, Texas.

 
Hank Snow Stage Worn Suit
Porter Wagner Costume

 
Johnie Taylor Stage-Worn
Armani-Mani Black Jacket
Eddie Arnold Jacket

 
Stringbean From Hee Haw
Merle Haggard Jacket

 
Waylon Jennings Jacket
Nipper

Nipper (1884–1895) was a dog who served as the model for a painting titled His Master’s Voice. This image was used by several audio recording studios, Victor Talking Machine Company, His Master’s Voice, RCA. This is a rare model of nipper. It belonged to RCA Studio in Nashville and was displayed in their lobby entrance. One day as Waylon Jennings was leaving no one was paying attention he picked it up and took it home with him. Where he displayed it till his death. Historic Auto Attractions acquired Nipper thru a auction for Waylen’s personal belongings.

 

 
Tex Williams Jacket
Fats Domino Jacket

 
Hank Thompson Jacket

COUNTRY LEGENDS  |  ROCK N ROLL ICONS  |  MOVIE STARS  |  GONE WITH THE WIND
HOUDINI  |  COLONEL SANDERS  |  THE MONEY CAR

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