Marty Stuart planning country music museum in Mississippi

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Country singer Marty Stuart, center, performs at the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson on Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018. Also shown are two members of his band, The Fabulous Superlatives. Harry Stinson is behind Stuart and Chris Scruggs is on the right. Stuart says he is planning to develop a museum called Marty Stuart’s Congress of Country Music in his hometown of Philadelphia, Miss. (AP Photo/Emily Wagster Pettus)

Country singer and musician 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 (129 kilometers) northeast of Jackson.

Appearing Wednesday at the state Capitol, Stuart, 59, said international fans are “enchanted and mystified” by Mississippi — the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll king Elvis Presley, blues greats B.B. King and Muddy Waters and country music legend Jimmie Rodgers.

“There’s so much legacy and legend that comes from here,” Stuart said.

His collection of artifacts includes a black suit worn by Johnny Cash and boots worn by Patsy Cline.

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