On Thursday, March 28th, Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives and Connie Smith will perform at Philadelphia, Mississippi’s Ellis Theatre, the future site of The Marty Stuart Congress of Country Music, ahead of a special screening of Ken Burns’s upcoming 16-hour documentary series, “Country Music.”
Following the screening, there will be an audience Q&A with Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey, the documentary’s producers, as well as Stuart and Smith. (Tickets for the screening are available here). VIP tickets, which include a tour of Marty Stuart’s personal memorabilia collection, a private performance by Marty Stuart, Connie Smith, and the Fabulous Superlatives at a VIP reception, as well as a reserved seat in the VIP section of the Ellis Theater, are available here.
Stuart and his band have also confirmed a performance at Ryman Auditorium’s “Country Music: A Concert Celebrating The Film By Ken Burns” on March 27th. The night will be hosted by Ken Burns, with additional performances by Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill, Brenda Lee, Kathy Mattea, Ketch Secor, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Holly Williams, Dwight Yoakam & Asleep at the Wheel, and will be filmed by PBS.
Marty Stuart was interviewed for, and appears extensively throughout Ken Burn’s “Country Music.” The eight part series, which traces “the evolution of country music over the course of the twentieth century, as it eventually emerged to become America’s music,” will debut its first episode on PBS on September 15th, 2019 at 8:00 pm ET/7:00 pm CT. (Read more and watch an early excerpt from the documentary series, which features Marty Stuart, via the Tennessean here.)
Additionally, Stuart’s 2012 compilation album Icon will be released on vinyl for the first time ever on April 13th for Record Store Day 2019. The record will be limited to a pressing of 1500 copies and will include Stuart’s hits “Tempted,” “Hillbilly Rock,” and “Till I Found You.”
Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives have previously confirmed a tour with The Steve Miller Band. Stuart and his band will perform in cities including New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and Salt Lake City. Tickets for all dates are available here.
Stuart recently announced plans for The Marty Stuart Congress of Country Music (MSCCM) in Philadelphia, Mississippi which will celebrate the rich cultural heritage of country music through live musical performance and educational programming. This tribute to the culture and rural ethics of America will be presented in a world-class country music museum and performing arts center. Through a lifelong awareness to protect and preserve country music’s legacy: Marty Stuart has assembled a collection that spans over 20,000 pieces. Read more about the The Marty Stuart Congress of Country Music via Rolling Stone, or through the official website here.
Marty Stuart released “Way Out West” on Superlatone on March 10, 2017, and MOJO named it one of their “Best Americana Albums of 2017.” The album was conceived as a love letter to the promised land of California by one of Country music’s living legends, who has played with everyone from Johnny Cash to Lester Flatt. NPR Music proclaims…
“Way Out West” is Marty Stuart’s album-length paean to the myth and magic of the American West. It finds country’s stalwart neo-traditionalist turning cosmic cowboy for a journey through the Joshua trees, shadowy canyons and desert dreams that tantalize travelers with the promise of a golden shore on the other side.”
Marty Stuart is a five time Grammy-winner, platinum recording artist, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the Americana Music Association, Grand Ole Opry star, country music archivist, photographer, musician, and songwriter. Since starting out singing gospel as a child, Stuart has spent over four decades celebrating American roots music. His teenage years on tour with bluegrass legend Lester Flatt in the ’70s were followed by six years in Johnny Cash’s band in the ’80s, and a chart-topping tenure as a solo artist in the ’90s.
Stuart hosts a Late Night Jam at The Ryman, a yearly tradition which kicks off the CMA Music Festival, with recent guests including Dolly Parton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Neko Case, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris, Dan Auerbach and many more…