Reba Meets Her Madame Tussauds Wax Figure
Madame Tussauds, the world-famous wax attraction slated to open its newest location in Nashville on April 14, joined forces with Reba McEntire to debut her first wax figure
The country superstar met her likeness in Las Vegas ahead of REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas, the longest running country music residency ever at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Her wax figure served as the real Reba’s stand-in during her sound check while Madame Tussauds Nashville captured the fun moment here (view below).
The figure, which will be featured in the finale of the attraction on a replica of the Grand Ole Opry stage, depicts Reba mid-performance, allowing guests to step into the music with the country icon. Her figure will be outfitted in a stage outfit Reba wore while singing her megahit—and signature encore— “Fancy.” To ensure an exact likeness, Reba loaned her dress, shoes and jewelry to the costume department of Madame Tussauds who recreated the outfit capturing every minor detail, from beading to contour.
Last fall, Madame Tussauds Nashville hosted a social contest where fans nominated the artists they would most like to see take the stage at the attraction. Reba was overwhelmingly named the winner of the contest—a true testament to her dedicated following throughout the years and diverse projects. The mogul and mom has become a household name with a successful career that spans across music, television, film, theater and retail.
“I tried to find differences between me and the figure and there weren’t any,” said Reba McEntire. “I’m really blown away with how great it looks, it’s like looking in a mirror.”
Each Madame Tussauds figure is truly a work of art, involving teams of professional artists and sculptors who spend months on extensive research and take more than 300 measurements to recreate world-famous icons to achieve the kind of astonishing realism that has been at the heart of the 250-year Madame Tussauds legacy.
With a completely different concept, the attraction in Nashville will be the company’s first offering in the U.S. that focuses solely on music icons that have shaped America’s musical landscape. Guests are encouraged to have fun with the famous stars from musical genres such as Country, Rock n Roll, Blues and Pop.
Reba is a natural fit for the music focused attraction, having achieved a rare pinnacle with 35 #1 singles and over 56 million albums sold worldwide, in addition to major accolades from the AMA, ACM, CMA, GRAMMY Awards and more. Her inspirational double-disc album SING IT NOW: SONGS OF FAITH & HOPE (Nash Icon Records/Capitol Christian Music Group) debuted with a multi-week run atop both the Billboard Country and Christian/Gospel charts, maintaining her record for the most Top Country Albums No.1s among women and only the second artist to have a chart-topping album in each of the last four decades with her 13 summit.
Additional figures hitting the stage at Madame Tussauds Nashville include Beyoncé, Billie Holiday, Blake Shelton, Bob Dylan, Carrie Underwood, Ella Fitzgerald, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Katy Perry, Keith Urban, Kenny Rogers, Little Jimmy Dickens, Louis Armstrong, Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Minnie Pearl, Rayna Jaymes & Deacon Claybourne, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder and Taylor Swift. More artists will be added to the bill within the coming weeks.
Fans can save $5 off the regular price by purchasing early bird tickets to the attraction.
– CMTT – Mainphoto: Photo Courtesy of Madame Tussauds