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Music briefs: Stars' guitars exhibit opens in Nashville; Civil Wars cancel tour

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 12:01 am

Guitars of stars exhibit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Legendary guitars will be on display at the Tennessee State Museum.

The exhibit, called “The Guitar: An American Love Story,” opens today.

Among instruments on loan for the show are a guitar played by Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton's 1958 Gibson Explorer and singing cowboy star Roy Roger's OM-45 Deluxe guitar made by C.F. Martin & Co., circa 1930. There will be more than 1,560 guitars in all.

A 150-page catalog about the collection is on sale in the museum bookstore, and there are viewing stations where visitors can see and hear the instruments being played by great musicians.

There is no admission charge at the museum in the Polk Cultural Center near the state Capitol in Nashville.

The Civil Wars cancel tour

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Grammy-winning duo The Civil Wars have canceled their upcoming tour dates, citing irreconcilable differences.

The folk-pop duo Joy Williams and John Paul White released a statement Tuesday saying that, because of “internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition,” they were unable to “continue as a touring entity at this time.”

Although they used the language of divorce, the duo added, “Our sincere hope is to have new music for you in 2013.”

Williams and White are both married, but to other people. Williams had a baby this summer with husband Nate Yetton, the duo's manager.

Earlier this year the pair canceled part of their European tour.

The duo found unexpected success with their 2011 debut album, “Barton Hollow.”