International Rockabilly Hall of Fame [CLOSED]
105 N Church St, Jackson, TN 38301, USA
International Rockabilly Hall of FameMemphis may be the birthplace of rock n’ roll, but nearby Jackson boasts a role in the creation of rock’s hayseed cousin, rockabilly. The town’s favorite son, Carl Perkins, is acknowledged as a master of the genre, which combines the galloping slap bass of bluegrass with jump blues and even a bit of Western swing. It was in Jackson that Perkins spent days playing up-tempo versions of Hank Williams’s hillbilly songs in local dance halls and cut his song “Blue Suede Shoes” a year before Elvis, introducing his type of music to the masses. At the International Rockabilly Hall of Fame, visitors can learn his story as well as those of several other stars through portraits, a video library of legendary performances, and exhibits of historic instruments and artifacts. For a special souvenir, get your picture taken playing the same drums that Elvis sideman D.J. Fontana used during a famous recording session in Nashville.