They Come From Around The World To Bluegrass In The Park
|This appeared on Cybergrass®.com - August 5, 2011|
Marty Stuart - Nashville, Tennessee
Since starting out singing gospel as a child, the Bluegrass stint with Lester Flatt in the '70s, the six years with Johnny Cash in the '80s, and coming up with his smash "hillbilly rock" hits of the '90s, the four time Grammy® winner, platinum recording artist, Grand Ole Opry star, country music memorabilia preservationist, stylist, designer, photographer, songwriter, all around renaissance man, charismatic force of nature, and (first of all, perhaps), leader of the extraordinary, versatile touring and recording band The Fabulous Superlatives, Marty Stuart has shown a showman's zest for every conceivable flavor of country music. Not to mention, a missionary's zeal for bringing the importance of the music and its themes home to long-time fans and newcomers alike.
Musicologist Peter North cites, "Marty Stuart seems wrapped in his destiny at this point in time. Not only as country music's most notable ambassador / caretaker, but as its main archetypical crusader. He has without question evolved into one of the most important roots musicians and visionaries in America."
"I'm always on the prowl for the kinds of recordings that can inspire and potentially make a difference," Stuart says. "What inspires me now, is traditional country music. It's the music I most cherish, the culture in which I was raised. It's the bedrock upon which the empire of country music is built, the empowering force that provides this genre with lasting credibility. It's beyond trends and it's timeless."
Marty will be the sixth Grand Ole Opry member to perform in Henderson. Bluegrass in the Park welcomes Marty Stuart to the kick off show at the Fine Arts Center.
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