Trisha and Garth, and Dierks, Oh My!
For a Nashvillian, it’s not uncommon to find out that half your neighbors are in the industry, from the guitarist for a band with a string of number ones across the street to the talent scout [or A&R guy] next door. If you’re not from Music City, though, buckle in and take a star-studded bus tour with Tommy. When you book a ride with Tommy’s Nashville tours, you’ll see everything from modest starter homes to the biggest mansions of Nashville’s hottest stars. While you’re in town, be sure to make time for a pit stop at the County Music Hall of Fame and Museum to learn even more about the legends.
Right now, Tommy’s Nashville Tours and Nashville’s biggest museum are putting Trisha, Garth, and Dierks in the spotlight. Take a tour and see the homes of the stars in person, then top it off with a glimpse of the most precious artifacts of country royalty.
Trisha Yearwood: The Song Remembers When
The exhibit, which is on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum through January 3, 2106, chronicles Trisha Yearwood’s life, career, and her phenomenal success. From her roots in Monticello Georgia to her move to Nashville (where, as a music business major at Belmont University, she also spent time as a tour guide for the Museum), and her enduring romance with Garth Brooks, the spectacular exhibit covers it all.
Several homes, millions of albums and countless awards and accolades later, the inspirational trailblazer is enjoying her moment as featured stop on the Museum’s guided tour. The exhibit features:
- Her 1997 Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance: “How Do I Live”.
- The 1997 CMA award for Female Vocalist of the Year.
- The 1991 ACM award for New Female Vocalist of the Year.
- Her dress she wore to the 1992 ACM Awards show.
- A stunning gown from the 1997 Grammys, where she won Best Female Country Vocal Performance.
- A jacket worn in the music video for 1992’s “Walkaway Joe,” starring a young Matthew McConaughey and featuring Don Henley.
- An outfit worn in Yearwood’s first music video, 1991’s “She’s in Love with the Boy”.
- A letter from Johnny Cash, in which he says that she has “what it takes to make it big—and stay there.
- Her high school yearbook from 1982, for which Yearwood served as editor.
- Her personal copy of her first album, which she bought the day it came out.
- A handwritten receipt for her first demo recording in 1983, paid for by her father.
- The Sandy Spika-designed wedding gown, worn when she married Garth Brooks in 2005.
- An early manuscript for Trisha’s Table, Yearwood’s third cookbook, which was released in early 2015.
Dierks Bentley: Every Mile a Memory
Hurry on down to Nashville and book a bus tour and see where Dierks and his family hang their hats before this amazing exhibit closes in September. The award-winning and chart-topping singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley shares items from his personal collection with Museum members and guests.
The exhibit features:
- Photos of a young Dierks and his beloved dog, Jake (who, sadly, passed just a month after attending the exhibit’s opening reception in June.)
- Stage wear
- Electric and acoustic guitars
- Song manuscripts
- Platinum records
- His 2014 CMA award for “Drunk on a Plane”
- His 2004 ACM award for Top New Artist
- His 2012 ACA award for “Home”, Album of the Year
Get your tickets to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum today and book a bus tour with Tommy’s Nashville Tours to see the homes of the stars for yourself!