In addition to his Grammy-winning career as one of country music’s most versatile musicians, Marty Stuart has long been a tireless advocate for the preservation of the genre’s rich history. At a news conference in
Stuart, whose personal collection includes more than 20,000 country music-related artifacts comprising the largest private collection of its kind in the world, presented digital renderings of the project at the Mississippi State Capitol. The Congress of Country Music will be built in Stuart’s hometown of
“There could not be a more meaningful location for the Congress of Country Music than downtown
Among the vast collection of artifacts Stuart has collected through the years are custom rhinestone-laden suits worn by such iconic performers as Hank Williams and Porter Wagoner, vintage musical instruments, posters and other one-of-a-kind memorabilia.
According to officials, the next step in the process is securing funding for the project. This summer, Stuart will stay busy as a supporting performer on Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show Tour.