|This appeared in the Everly Bros. Homecoming VIII concert program - September 2, 1995|
|The Marty Party--Marty Stuart's unique style of music that combines all that is good and fun from country music's past, present and future--is the hottest show in country music in 1995.
The Marty Party is more than just a show, of course. It's a state of mind, a state of music built around Marty Stuart's wide-ranging talents as a singer, writer and musician--talents that have earned him two Grammys, a Country Music Association award and a gold record.
Marty made his breakthrough in 1989 with a song and album title that described his direction and a new direction for country music: Hillbilly Rock. The album, his first for MCA, was produced by Richard Bennett.
His second album, Tempted, yielded four hits: the title cut, "Little Things," "Till I found You," and "Burn Me Down." In the meantime, he duetted with Travis Tritt on "The Whiskey Ain't Workin'," which became a hit record. They won the Vocal Event of the Year Award from the Country Music Association in 1992 and a Grammy for "Whiskey" in 1993.
This One's Gonna Hurt You, Marty's third album, was highlighted by another duet with his friend Travis Tritt on the title cut. The result was Marty's first gold album, with sales over 500,000 units.
Stuart then spent the better part of two years writing and recording the music for his fourth album, Love And Luck, which he co-produced with Tony Brown. He received his second Grammy in 1994 for his participation in "Red Wing" from the Bob Wills tribute album. In 1995, it was time for a greatest hits package, The Marty Party Hit Pack.
The Marty Party is not winding down by any means, according to Marty himself. As he says in the liner notes for the Hit Pack, "Now I'm just looking for a bigger party....preferably Platinum!"
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