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Glen Campbell Museum opening in downtown Nashville in 2020

Posted at 9:06 AM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-13 20:23:59-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — Downtown Nashville is getting a museum dedicated to the life and career of Glen Campbell.

The Glen Campbell Museum and Rhinestone Stage will be located at the corner of Broadway and 2nd Avenue above Rock Bottom with an entrance on 2nd Avenue. Clearbrook Hospitality, LLC announced plans for the development on Thursday.

The 4,000 square foot building will feature never-before-seen artifacts from his early years through his climb to super-stardom.

“He goes beyond just being the incredible singer and musician he is and was, but also, revered as a guitar player, a member of the wrecking crew, doing a lot of studio work, and just the stories I’ve heard from Kim and family about how he conducted himself and what an impression he made on people," Ric Olsen, president of Clearbrook Hospitality, said.

The museum will also feature a live music venue known as The Rhinestone Stage, which will transform the museum into a music venue at night.

“It’s gonna be intimate setting, maybe 125, 135 people, they’ll be able to witness National acts coming in, famous songwriters, storytellers, comedians, we’ll have people that will want to do music clinics there," Olsen said.

Glen Campbell's wife, Kim Campbell, released a statement, saying:

“I am thrilled that Glen’s musical legacy will be preserved and celebrated in such a beautiful and enduring way. The museum is sure to inspire countless musicians and music lovers while continuing to entertain his lifelong fans and share his amazing gifts with generations to come. It’s with a big heart and sincere gratitude that we share Glen’s memories and cherished personal possessions with his fans and the world.”

A portion of ticket sales from the museum and Rhinestone Stage will benefit Alzheimer's research and support through the Kim and Glen Campbell Foundation and Abe's Garden, which is the facility that Glen Campbell spent the end of his life at.

“It’s something that I feel very dedicated to, helping others who are walking that same journey, because it’s so tough, it’s so hard, it’s so heartbreaking," Kim Campbell said.

Campbell died in 2017 after a battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 81.

The museum is expected to open in early 2020.