Country singer Marty Stuart, center, performs at the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson on Wednesday with two members of his band, The Fabulous Superlatives, Harry Stinson behind Stuart and Chris Scruggs on the right. 

Handwritten lyrics from Hank Williams, a black suit worn by Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline’s boots are among country musician Marty Stuart’s collection of 20,000 artifacts.

Stuart says he’s planning to build a museum to exhibit his collection and a performance hall in his Mississippi hometown. Marty Stuart’s Congress of Country Music will be in Philadelphia, about 80 miles northeast of Jackson.

Find out more about Stuart’s plans here.

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