Country music legend Marty Stuart is a step closer to home. Stuart's plans to open a Congress of Country Music in his hometown of Philadelphia are underway.
"Where we're at right now is the development stage, fundraising. Marty has been in Nashville meeting with some high level folks there," says Community Development Partnership President David Vowell,
Vowell, who works on the project directly, says bidding on the Ellis Theater renovation is up next.
"What we're trying to get to the point of being able to go to bid to renovate the Ellis Theatre. The ballpark on the Ellis is somewhere between two and three million dollars to fix it, so it'll be a high level performance studio," says Vowell.
Vowell says the congress of country music will do big things for the fair city.
"I always think of the glass half full. I think it will make a tremendous difference. I think it could really change Philadelphia," says Vowell.