Merle Haggard museum, eatery planned in Nashville

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A new Nashville attraction will be devoted to the music and memory of Merle Haggard.

Bill and Shannon Miller will open the Merle Haggard Museum and Merle’s Meat + Three Saloon in summer 2018. The Millers have co-founded museums for Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline in recent years.

The new attraction will be located next to the Cash and Cline museums.

The Tennessean reports the museum will feature instruments, clothing, memorabilia, awards and other artifacts that belonged to Haggard, who died last year.

According to Forbes, Haggard’s widow, Theresa Haggard, worked closely with the Millers to gather items for the museum.

“When the family of a legend hands you that legacy and entrusts you with that, it’s something we don’t take lightly,” Bill Miller reportedly said during a news conference announcing the venture on Monday.

Haggard’s parents moved from Oklahoma to Bakersfield, California, where the singer was born. Haggard was an architect of country music’s “Bakersfield Sound.”

Bill Miller paid just over $7 million for the 15,447-square-foot building last fall. The Merle Haggard Museum will be located on an upper floor and the saloon will be on the ground level.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.