Marty Stuart Jams On

This appeared on Country Standard Time - February 10, 2011

Marty Stuart will celebrate 10 years of his annual Late Night Jam on June 8 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium as part of the CMA Music Festival activities.

Stuart started the CMA sponsored event as a way to welcome fans, and over the past 10 years it has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for MusiCares and has become the kick off event for CMA Music Fest. "The Late Night Jam has evolved into the centerpiece concert event for me on my yearly calendar," said Stuart.

"It's hard to believe that this is the 10th anniversary of the show. Looking back, the guest list has been staggering. Fans come from all over the world to support us and the relationship with NARAS and MusiCares is precious to me. The Late Night Jam has raised a considerable amount of money over the last decade with the mission of helping people in need. MusiCares has done a wonderful job of distributing the funds as they see fit. I know of a number of people who have benefitting from MusiCares, and in some instances, lives were saved. That's what it's all about. I'm looking forward to this year's event, me and the Superlatives will do our best to add another interesting chapter to the Jam's ongoing story."

Over the past 10 years, Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Porter Wagoner, Neko Case, Old Crow Medicine Show and Jerry Lee Lewis have appeared. The 2011 line up will be announced soon.

On Sunday, Stuart is nominated for a Grammy for "Best Country Collaboration With Vocals" and "Best Country Instrumental."

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