A museum to honor the life and legacy of Patsy Cline will be located above the Johnny Cash Museum in downtown Nashville on Third Avenue. It will feature “interactive cutting-edge audio and touch screen video technology” as well as artifacts from the Cline’s personal archive including costumes, awards, letters, furniture and photographs.
Bill Miller, founder of the Johnny Cash Museum, and his wife Shannon will be involved in the museum’s construction, which is scheduled to begin this June with no opening date yet named.
“Of all the artists in the history of country music, few are as recognized and as recognizable as Patsy Cline,” Bill Miller says in a press release. “Despite the fact that she passed decades ago, her impact and presence are every bit as big today as ever. She has transcended generations and genres and is indisputably the greatest and most influential female country music artist of all time. She’s a true icon deserving of her own museum. Her fans from around the globe will have a place to come and celebrate her life and legacy. It’s a pleasure and an honor to be working with Patsy’s children on this world-class museum project.”
“I am very happy to speak on behalf of my brothers, Randy and Chip and in honor of the legacy of my mother Patsy Cline,” Julie Fudge, Cline’s daughter, says. “Since the passing of our father last fall, this is our first step together in continuing to share Mom’s music, life and story, as we feel Dad would have. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with and experience what Bill will present to old and new fans alike.”