Jackson, Mississippi Country music star Jimmie Rodgers will be celebrated this weekend at the annual Mississippi Picnic in New York City, where a musician will play songs recently recorded using a guitar once owned by Rodgers.
Britt Gully used Rodgers' custom Martin guitar in February to record a tribute album at the Jimmie Rodgers Museum in Meridian, Miss., Rodgers' hometown. The museum owns the guitar.
It was the first time the instrument had been played in a recording session in years.
Gully, who is from Kemper County, Miss., said the guitar is valued at $1 million.
He'll play a replica of the instrument on Saturday during the picnic at Central Park, an annual gathering of Mississippians who live in the New York metro area.
Rodgers died in 1933.
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