Tennessee State Museum to Open Country Exhibit

A new exhibit titled Guitars, Fiddles and Coats of Many Colors: Country Music Highlights from the Tennessee State Museum will open at downtown Nashville museum on March 22. The exhibit includes artifacts from Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Bill Monroe, DeFord Bailey and others. Items also include the original 1947 guitar-shaped sign from the Ernest Tubb Record Shop and stage costumes designed by Nudie Cohn and Nathan Turk. The exhibit continues through January 2007.