Willie Nelson and Friends Museum and General Store
"A Nashville Tradition for over 37 years"
The Willie Nelson and Friends Museum and General Store has been a Music City Tradition for over 37 years. And unlike most companies on the internet, we have a "real" store that you can walk in and visit if you are lucky enough to be in Nashville, Tennessee.
We are a family run business so when you order merchandise we carefully pack and ship it directly to you. We carry a vary diverse selection of merchandise which changes regularly and we often buy from other specialty and "mom and pop" type companies to get you the most original merchandise we can find! 5,000 square foot gift shop now offers Nashville's largest selection of gifts and souvenirs.
The Willie Nelson and Friends General Store & Museum was founded July 4th, 1979 in Madison, TN with Willie's good friends Frank and Jeanie Oakley as the storekeepers. The General Store began life as a local art & picture framing store that Willie frequented often while visiting his friends in nearby Ridgetop, Tennessee. As a result of his visits, the art shop quickly amassed a large display of framed artwork and photographs of country music stars as well as a lot of Willie memorabilia and souvenirs. In the fall of 1979, Willie was voted country music's highest honor - "Entertainer of the Year". Before long more people were coming to see the Willie items than those looking for picture framing and so the Willie Nelson General Store was born.
Although 37 years have passed, we continue growing thanks to our loyal customers. We now have the largest gift shop and museum in Nashville dedicated to traditional country music. The museum contains one of the world's largest showcase displays featuring hundreds of personal items from Willie and his many friends. Visit and you'll see tributes to more than 30 other country stars including Patsy Cline, Waylon Jennings, Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton, Faron Young, Mel Tillis, Lefty Frizzell, Kenny Rogers, Dottie West, Webb Pierce, Marty Stuart, Connie Smith, Jeannie Seely and many others.
We're open 7 days a week so be sure to stop in and say "Hi". We're located at 2613A McGavock Pike (directly across the street from the Gaylord Opryland Hotel) and can be reached at 615-885-1515 or on the web at WillieNelsonGeneralStore.com.