National Corvette Museum
National Corvette Museum
 

Country Music Stars and Cars

The National Corvette Museum welcomes a "Country Music Stars and Cars" display this fall to the Exhibit Hall. November 3, 2012 through January 18, 2013 you can see Chevrolet vehicles owned by Country Music celebrities! The exhibit is co-organizanized by Lon Helton, host of Country Countdown USA and member of the National Corvette Museum.

Country Music Concert Prints
by Print Mafia

Print Mafia is known in the industry for their awesome gig posters in a variety of musical genres... and they are rooted right here in Bowling Green. Check out some of their work for the country music industry as part of this special exhibit!

Country Music Artifacts

In addition to cars, we have some artifacts and autographed items from a varity of country music celebrities - including Brooks & Dunn, John Anderson, Vince Gill and more!

Carrie Underwood by Print Mafia

Special Thanks to Intercity Lines for providing transportation of some of these vehicles!

 

 


Kix Brooks'1958 Corvette

Kix Brooks, half of the Country music duo Brooks & Dunn, refurbished this 1958 Corvette himself. He keeps it in a corrugated metal garage along with his collection of four-wheelers and other items that show his love of the outdoors. On loan from Kix Brooks.


George Strait's 1958 Corvette

This 1958 Signet Red Corvette was formerly owned by George Strait. The car was part of the Bob McDorman Collection, selling in 2010. On loan from Robert Juniper.


Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's 1960 Corvette

This Corvette was given to Faith Hill by Tim while they were still dating! On loan from Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.

 

Steve Wariner's 1966 Corvette

Steve Wariner is a four-time GRAMMY winner, having won in 1992 for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals; and in 2000 and 2009 for Best Country Instrumental Performance, before his Chet Atkins tribute earned him the Country Instrumental GRAMMY in 2010. Steve's Nassau Blue Stingray convertible will be on exhibit at the Museum. On loan from Steve Wariner.


Roy Orbison's 1967 Corvette

Roy Orbison began singling rockabilly/country and western in high school and was only 22 when several of his songs landed spots on the Billboard Top Forty. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters' Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. On loan from the Barbara Orbison Estate.


Dolly Parton's 1968 Camaro

This Camaro was not only featured in the movie 'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas' with Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds - but was also owned by Dolly. It sold at the 2010 Bob McDorman auction. On loan from Kathy Schmidt.



Troy Gentry's 1970 Camaro SS

Founded in 1999, the Country music duo Montgomery Gentry is comprised of Kentucky natives Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry. They released six albums for Columbia Records' Nashville division, and most recently the album Rebels on the Run in October 2011 with Average Joe's Entertainment.

Troy has owned a number of Chevrolet models, including a 1967 Camaro RS, a 2002 Corvette and this 1970 Camaro SS. On loan from Troy Gentry.


George Jones' 1978 Corvette

This 25th Anniversary Corvette was originally purchased in 1978 by country music legend George Jones. The current owners, Tim and Donna Vincent of Youngsville, LA, understand that he special ordered the car in a two-tone color scheme because he liked the Pace Car look. The car is autographed on the dashboard by George and has his original front vanity plate reading "Possum" on the front and a Tennessee plate on the rear reading "NO SHOW." On loan from Tim & Donna Vincent.


Marty Robbins' 1981 Corvette

Marty was not only one of the most popular and successful country and Western music singers of his time, but also an avid race car driver - competing in 35 career NASCAR races with six top 10 finishes. His Corvette is on loan from the Roy Acuff Foundation & Grand Ole Opry.


Brad Paisley's 1999 Corvette

Brad is definitely known for his passion for Corvette. Fall 2010 he toured the GM Corvette Assembly Plant and Museum, seeing his new ZR1 Corvette roll off the line. Brad is also known to sport Corvette emblems on stage, and on his tour bus! On loan from Brad Paisley.


Nick Hoffman of THE FARM's 2010 Corvette

THE FARM hit the Country scene in 2011 after signing with Warner Bros and their smash hit "Home Sweet Home."  Their new song "Be Grateful" is a song about the times and being thankful for what you have. Nick Hoffman spent 12 years playing along side Country Music Superstar Kenny Chesney on Fiddle and Guitar as part of his band, and the Corvette was a 'thank you' gift from Kenny to Nick after touring with him for 10 years.

"When I came to Nashville in a U-Haul van, I drove past the Corvette Museum on 65 South on my way to Nashville, " Hoffman says. "I said to myself, 'I will not go to that museum until I drive there in my brand-new Corvette!'" And he didn't, until his friend and mentor Kenny Chesney rewarded his years of hard work with the car of his dreams.

Now, as part of THE FARM, Hoffman is a proud ambassador for Corvette and Chevrolet.   He also owns a 1966 Tuxedo Black C2 Corvette 327ci/350hp that is currently in restoration. You can check out THE FARM at www.thefarmmusic.com. On loan from Nick Hoffman.


Steve Borchetta's "Rascal Flatts" 2011 Camaro

This Camaro was customized by West Coast Customs for Rascal Flatts, inspired by their song 'Red Camaro' and is on loan from President of Big Machine Records, Steve Borchetta.

 

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