Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives impressively balanced flash with tasteful restraint. Mixing honkabilly with flashes of blues and bluegrass in the first part of his set, Stuart remains a sort of evangelist for the music, and for at least a portion of his show, he led something of a tent revival.
Which is, in a weird way, another form of a party. With more than 50 artists playing across four stages for two days, country music fans proved over the weekend that they do indeed know how to party. And when to stop.
By Tom Roland