Country Music Pathways: Your Passport the History of Country Music

Ken Burns tells the story of “Country Music” in his latest documentary on PBS, but nothing compares to standing in the places where that history was made. Use your passport to make your country music pilgrimage and earn exclusive discounts and souvenirs along the way.

We here at the George Jones Museum are honored to take a place among the stops on this passport tour throughout the state of Tennessee!  Pick up your passport at the Tennessee Welcome Center or print a version for yourself through the official website HERE.   You even earn an opportunity for souveniers along the way.

5 STAMPS – CUSTOM HATCH SHOW PRINT(Supply limited to 1,500)

15 STAMPS   “KEN BURNS COUNTRY MUSIC:AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY” THE BOOK  (Supply limited to 600. First 100 will be signed by Ken Burns)

22 STAMPS   BRANDED TENNESSEE  MUSIC PATHWAYS GUITAR  (Supply limited to 150)

Here is the list of attractions:

1. Greenwood Cemetery, Nashville
2. Grand Ole Opry, Nashville
3. WSM Radio, Nashville
4.  Johnny Cash Marker, Hendersonville
5.  Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Hendersonville
6.  Third Man Records, Nashville
7.  Hatch Show Print, Nashville
8. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville
9. Historic RCA Studio B, Nashville
10.  Music City Walk of Fame & Nashville Music Garden, Nashville
11.  Johnny Cash Museum, Nashville
12. Patsy Cline Museum, Nashville
13.  Broadway Historic District: Honky Tonk Highway, Nashville
14.  Nudie’s Honky Tonk, Nashville
15.  The George Jones Museum, Nashville
16.  Ernest Tubb Record Shops, Nashville
17.  Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Nashville
18. Ryman Auditorium, Nashville
19.  Ryman Alley
20.  The Bluebird Cafe
21.Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum
22.  Bessie Smith Cultural Center, Chattanooga
23.  Songbirds Guitar Museum, Chattanooga
24.Storytellers Museum & Hideaway Farm, Bon Aqua
25.  Minnie Pearl Chicken Wire Statue, Centerville
26.  Loretta Lynn’s Ranch – Event Venue, Campground, Tourist Destination, Hurricane Mills
27.  WDVX Blue Plate Special, Knoxville
28.  East Tennessee History Center, Knoxville
29.  Historic Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville
30.  Patsy Cline Memorial, Knoxville
31.  Dolly Parton Statue, Sevierville
32.  Dollywood, Pigeon Forge
33.  Ridgecrest Cemetery, Jackson
34.  Southern Legends of Music at the Carnegie, Jackson
35.  Carl Perkins Visitor Center, Tiptonville
36.  Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Bristol
37.  Sun Studio, Memphis
38.  Beale Street Historic District, Memphis
39.  Elvis Presley’s Graceland, Memphis
40.  Beale Street Brass Notes Walk of Fame, Memphis
So much history packed into one state!!  For more information on each location and to get the low-down on getting a passport for yourself click HERE.  

We don’t carry the passport here at the Jones – -so be sure to pick one up or print one out before you head over!

For more on the history of George Jones click HERE

For 20  Country Music Questions with Ken Burns click HERE