Marty Stuart statue unveiled at state museums

Marty Stuart statue unveiled at state museums

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JACKSON — A statue of country music hall of famer Marty Stuart was unveiled at Mississippi's Two Museums in downtown Jackson today.

The statue is covered with history of the Philadelphia native's long career in the music industry.

The statue was done by master brown sculptor, Craig Campobella, who Stuart has known for years.

Eventually, it will stand in Marty Stuart's Congress of Country Music Museum in downtown Philadelphia. But until the end of the year, it is part of "The World of Marty Stuart" exhibit at the museums.

All over Camponella's creation are symbols of Stuart's life and career. The guitar he is holding, Clarence, is one of Marty's favorites, and the strap holding it is from Travis Tritt.

On Stuart's hand is a replica of his wedding ring. There is a Grammy representing his 5 Grammys ( and counting).

A feather represents his adoption into the Lakota Indian nation. The lyrics of the iconic song "The Pilgrim" are inscribed on the statue.

Names of people and places that are dear to him are inscribed on his cape. There is a crow representing his song, "The Observation of a Crow". There are many other symbols to find and enjoy.

Stuart was on hand for a press conference to announce the exhibit's opening and the unveiling of the statue. He walked through the exhibit explaining the history of each artifact to reporters.





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