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Mountain Music Center honors a bluegrass icon

Bluegrass icon Ralph Stanley didn't need to say a word.

His eyes said it all Friday as he gave a tour of memorabilia on display in the new Ralph Stanley Museum and Traditional Mountain Music Center, which details his 50-year career.

The museum opened to the public Saturday in Clintwood, Va., but Stanley, some of his friends and Gov. Mark R. Warner were among those who previewed its contents a day early.

"Words don't express how honored I am to have this in my name," said the 77-year-old Grammy Award winner.