Marty Stuart planning country music museum


JACKSON, MISS.

Country singer Marty Stuart says he’s planning to develop a museum and performance hall in his Mississippi hometown to display his collection of 20,000 country music artifacts, including handwritten lyrics from Hank Williams.

Marty Stuart’s Congress of Country Music will be in Philadelphia, about 80 miles northeast of Jackson.

The music curator for the Smithsonian Institution, John Troutman, is on the advisory committee for Stuart’s project. He says Mississippi is a “wellspring” for American music.

Stuart is raising money for the museum, which he hopes to open in three years.

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