Outlaw Country Exhibit: 12 Most Badass Items at Country Hall of Fame's New Showcase

From Willie Nelson's well-worn sneakers to Bobby Bare's mink-skull hat, the must-see artifacts at the 'Outlaws & Armadillos' exhibit in Nashville

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Cowboy Jack Clement's Guitar
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Cowboy Jack Clement's Guitar

The Outlaws & Armadillos showcase has a number of important guitars in its collection, but few as impactful as this 1952 Gibson SJ-200. Owned by Cowboy Jack Clement, it was the lifelong guitar of the producer, songwriter, artist and bon vivant, who played it on two of Johnny Cash's most well-known hits: "Ring of Fire" and "Big River." He also used the instrument to write "Let's All Help the Cowboys (Sing the Blues)," a song recorded by Waylon Jennings for his 1975 LP Dreaming My Dreams.

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