When UT music students returned to classes in August they moved into a new building.
In a ceremony Friday morning, a ribbon cutting officially commemorated the opening of the Natalie L Haslam Music Center. Mrs. Haslam is the wife of Jim Haslam, the founder of Pilot Flying J.
The Haslam family foundation donated $10 million toward the construction of the $40 million facility.
After being scattered all over campus for the past three years, UT music students are grateful to be in the new facility.
After the ceremony, Sen. Lamar Alexander played the Tennesse Waltz and surprised the university with another gift. He and his wife, along with three other couples, purchased and donated the original sheet music of the song.
It is discribed as the most popular song in country music history. It was written in 1946 by Pee Wee King and Redd Stewart.
Senator Alexander was asked to put a value on the document.
"It's priceless," he responded with laughter.
UT administrators were so surprised to receive the document, they don't know yet where they'll display the document in the new building.