Last month plans for the Merle Haggard Museum were announced in Nashville. At a press conference Monday, Bill and Shannon Miller, owner’s of the popular Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline museums announced their venture of creating the tribute museum to the iconic country music legend.
Just off the bustle of Broadway on Third Avenue South- next door to the Cash & Cline museums, the Miller’s announced their plans to open the exhibition in the adjoining building that currently hosts a western boots and merchandise store. Bill choked up as he begin to speak of the star who was as “sweet and down to earth as you can get” and of his plans for the venue in collaboration with Haggard’s widow Theresa, who was also in attendance.
The museum which will boast interactive exhibits and possessions from the legend named “number one country entertainer of all time” by Rolling Stone and Billboard will also include a gift shop and restaurant. Country comfort style food will be available at Merle’s Meat + 3 Saloon with a menu created by Nashville’s local and long-time family operated restaurant connoisseur, David Swett of Swett’s. Hors d’oeuvres were provided by Swett at the event and if it’s any indication of what’s in store for the menu, visitors of the museum will be in for a real treat.
Written by Josie Bisto