Hall of Fame Opens Marty Robbins Exhibit

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville is opening a new exhibit, Marty Robbins: Among My Souvenirs, Friday, Aug. 3.

The exhibit honors the Country Music Hall of Famer with such notable artifacts as Marty’s Martin 5-18 guitars, album covers, more than a dozen stage costumes and performance footage from several TV appearances, including a duet with Johnny Cash from a 1969 episode of Johnny’s television series. Among My Souvenirs presents Marty as a pioneer who stretched country music’s boundaries by recording songs in several different styles, such as Hawaiian music, rockabilly and story-themed “gunfighter ballads” like his Grammy-winning “El Paso.” Marty also raced cars on the side, and was skilled enough to qualify for the NASCAR circuit. The exhibit profiles this portion of his life with a reproduction of his NASCAR license, plus one of his racing uniforms. Marty Robbins: Among My Souvenirs will remain open until June 2008. For more information, go to countrymusichalloffame.com or call (615) 416-2001.

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