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Madame Tussauds Hollywood Welcomes Country Music Legends Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Hank Williams

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Madame Tussauds Hollywood welcomes country music legends Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Hank Williams. For a limited time only guests can enter the Country Music Selfie Contest by posting a selfie with these country stars on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #MTHCountrySelfie for a chance to win tickets to Stagecoach. The contest runs March 24  through April 22, 2016.

Prolific singer-songwriter Hank Williams is currently making headlines as the subject of the upcoming biopic, I Saw the Light, which opens Friday, March 25. In the film Williams is portrayed by Thor villain, Tom Hiddleston who moved to Nashville to study for the part. Dropping his British accent, Hiddleston does all of his own singing in the film and has deemed this role “…the most challenging and satisfying experience” of his career.

The country music legends will join an array of stars in the country western room until June 1, 2016, including Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, Robert Redford and Paul Newman. Each figure took 20 skilled artists 3 months to create at a cost of approximately $350,000, valuing the trio at over $1 Million.

Madame Tussauds Hollywood allows visitors from around the world to see, touch and take photos of themselves with Hollywood’s biggest stars, all under one roof.   For more information, visit the website at www.madametussauds.com/Hollywood  on Facebook (Madame Tussauds Hollywood)  and Twitter (@TussaudsLA)

Miranda Lambert, Johnny Cash to Receive Star on the Music City Walk of Fame

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Miranda Lambert, Steve Cropper and E.W. “Bud” Wendell will receive stars on the Music City Walk of Fame and the legendary Johnny Cash will be honored with a star during an induction ceremony on Oct. 6, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the Walk of Fame Park, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp announced today.

“These inductees to the Music City Walk of Fame represent the best of Nashville’s music industry, from the gritty and soulful guitar work of Steve Cropper to Miranda Lambert’s powerful singing and songwriting and Bud Wendell’s visionary leadership of the Grand Ole Opry and Gaylord Entertainment,” Mayor Karl Dean said. “And of course Johnny Cash was and still is nothing short of an icon, one of the very finest artists ever to grace our city’s studios and stages. The city of Nashville is proud and honored to be able to recognize each of them for their many accomplishments.”

The newest group of inductees will receive the 67th, 68th, 69th and 70th stars, following the induction last week of award-winning recording artists Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks, along with Mayor Dean. Inductees are recognized for their significant contributions to preserving the musical heritage of Nashville and for contributing to the world through song or other industry collaboration.

“Thank you so much to the City of Nashville and Music City Walk of Fame for this honor and privilege,” Lambert said. “I am proud to join a heritage of other female inductees, such as Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire, Emmylou Harris and Martina McBride. This is a milestone moment that I will cherish forever. I want to congratulate my fellow inductees, Steve Cropper, E.W. “Bud” Wendell and the legendary Johnny Cash – just saying his name alongside mine, takes my breath away.”

Lambert is a five-time reigning CMA and six-time reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year and a GRAMMY winner with four Albums of the Year. Her fifth album, Platinum, debuted at #1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 Album Chart and Billboard’s Country Albums Chart.

Cropper has co-written some of music’s biggest classics, including the legendary “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” with friend Otis Redding. He is also an accomplished producer, working with the likes of Wilson Pickett, John Mellencamp and John Prine, and masterful guitar player, having toured with Neil Young and Jimmy Buffett. He was also an original member of the Blues Brothers Band. Cropper has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Wendell is one of Nashville’s foremost hospitality executives, having served as vice president of WSM and general manager of the Grand Ole Opry and Opryland theme park. He ultimately served as president and CEO of Gaylord Entertainment, overseeing the launch of the Nashville Network, acquisition of Country Music Television, expansion of the Opryland Hotel, renovation of the Ryman Auditorium and opening of the Wildhorse Saloon.

Cash is among the few artists to sell more than 90 million records. The country music icon is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Country Music Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has earned 17 GRAMMY awards, including in 2004 for Best Short Form Video for his cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt.”

Cash’s induction is special recognition by the Music City, Inc. foundation to include Music City  legends in the Walk of Fame who have made monumental contributions to the music industry in Nashville.

“This group of inductees represents the diverse genres of music that are thriving in Nashville, plus a hospitality executive in Bud Wendell who had the vision for what Nashville could become as a destination built around the great music that is made here,” said Ken Levitan, Chairman of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp Board of Directors. “You have country music’s reigning Female Vocalist of the Year in Miranda Lambert to a songwriter and guitar man like Steve Cropper whose contributions to soul music in the 1960s are timeless works to the incomparable Johnny Cash.”

 The Music City Walk of Fame was created in the fall of 2006 on Nashville’s Music Mile, a roughly one-mile stretch that connects downtown to Music Row. Permanent sidewalk medallions with the names of the inductees are displayed in a star-and-guitar design.

The Music City Walk of Fame is an official project of Music City, Inc., the charitable foundation of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, and is produced with the support of founding sponsor Gibson Guitar and sponsors Durango Boot, Hard Rock Café, the City of Nashville and Metro Parks. Nominations are open to the public and are accepted in the categories of Artist, Musician, Songwriter, and Producer/Music Industry Executive. Application forms are reviewed by the Music City Walk of Fame anonymous selection committee. For more information about the Music City Walk of Fame, go to visitmusiccity.com/walkoffame.

Johnny Cash Tribute Hosted by Kid Rock to Take Over CMT Next Week

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CMT today announced an unprecedented weeklong tribute celebrating the enduring legacy of the Man in Black, Johnny Cash, hosted by super-fan Kid Rock. Timed to the 12th anniversary of his passing, the week will culminate with the premiere of “Johnny Cash: American Rebel,” an original documentary told through the unique perspective of his greatest songs.

“Johnny Cash Week” programming and specials will also include “Walk The Line,” the Oscar-winning film mirroring Cash’s life, back-to-back throwback videos, a Saturday morning video block hosted by Kid Rock, the ultimate country artist countdown and a Johnny Cash-inspired all-new “CMT Hot 20 Countdown.”

“Johnny Cash: American Rebel” Documentary to Air on CMT

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CMT has announced an unprecedented original documentary, “Johnny Cash: American Rebel” that celebrates the life and artistry of the late Man in Black as captured through the unique perspective of his greatest songs.

The film combines original interviews with his family and friends featuring John Carter Cash, Rosanne Cash, Carlene Carter, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Rodney Crowell, Clive Davis, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, John Mellencamp, Kid Rock, Rick Rubin, Willie Nelson and more.

For the first time, Cash’s children, John Carter Cash and Rosanne Cash, along with June Carter’s daughter Carlene Carter, will appear together in a film about Johnny Cash. “Johnny Cash: American Rebel” premieres on the 12th anniversary of his passing on Saturday, September 12 at 9 pm ET/PT.

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