Memories Are Made Of This

This appeared in Country Weekly - May 1994

Marty Stuart's fondest memory is the magical night Lester Flatt, the Eagles, Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris all performed at Michigan State University. Marty was just 14 at the time and playing in Flatt's band. "Working with Lester and then watching the Eagles and Gram and Emmy that night, I saw that young people were really going to like country music," recalls Marty. "Gram and I jammed backstage and he was talking about George Jones and Keith Richards in the same breath. He was dressed like Porter Wagoner. That particular show changed my life, and I signed on that night to play the kind of country music I play." Marty's cherished memory is reflected in his Love and Luck album, which includes his version of the Flying Burrito Brothers' "Wheels," penned by Parsons and Chris Hillman. "It brings back memories of the time when country and rock 'n' roll first crossed paths," observes Billboard magazine.

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