Marty Stuart Brings Hank, Patsy and Jerry Lee to New Museum

When the new Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates its grand opening Thursday (May 17) the world will be privy to priceless artifacts, interactive experiences and films in the new $37 million facility. Among the offerings will be a world-class exhibit that features part of the vast personal collection of country artist Marty Stuart . Stuart previewed several of the artifacts during a recent press conference at the museum. Among the items displayed on tables were Hank Williams ’ fringed purple shirt; Williams’ handwritten lyrics for "I Saw the Light"; Jerry Lee Lewis’ black patent-leather boots; Patsy Cline ’s travel case; legendary designer Nudie Cohn’s own rhinestone-spangled suit; and Lamar Sorrento’s portrait of Bill Monroe . More.