‘Nashville’ Characters Deacon and Rayna Immortalized in Wax at Madame Tussauds Nashville

Nashville characters Rayna Jaymes and Deacon Claybourne (portrayed by Connie Britton and Charles Esten) will be immortalized in wax within Madame Tussauds Nashville, which is set to open in April in Music City. Britton and Esten underwent more than 300 measurements for their statues, which will be seated on a bench outside a replica of the famous Bluebird Café, giving guests the chance to pose for a photo seated between the two stars.

“I’ve been to the Madame Tussauds in London and it was a great great memory. The figures just amazed us, each one. You can see why it draws millions of people every single year,” said Esten. “To think that somebody will have a photograph sitting next to Deacon Claybourne and Rayna Jaymes—it’s surreal.”

Rayna’s figure will be wearing an outfit donated from the show that she wore in season three while performing on Good Morning America. Deacon’s figure will be outfitted with his favorite Martin D-28 Marquis Sunburst guitar, a re-creation of his signature guitar pick and leather strap donning his name and clothes donated from the show.

“The show Nashville has made a profound impact on the popularity of Music City and we couldn’t imagine having a Madame Tussauds in Nashville without Rayna Jaymes and Deacon Claybourne,” said JP Dansereau, General Manager, Madame Tussauds Nashville. “We’ve recently been able to announce some spectacular music icons slated to appear in our attraction. Having Deacon and Rayna included, specifically positioned with the famous Bluebird Café as a backdrop, is extra special for us. We can’t wait for ‘Nashville’ fans from across the world to experience their favorite stars up close and personal.”

Madame Tussauds Nashville will be the company’s first museum in the U.S. that focuses solely on music icons who have shaped America’s musical landscape. Guests are encouraged to have fun with the famous stars from different musical genres that will include Carrie Underwood, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Minnie Pearl, Johnny Cash, Keith Urban and Little Jimmy Dickens with more figures added to the bill within the coming weeks.

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