Marty Stuarts Late Night Jam has become recognized as the kick off event of the CMA Music Festival and in 2011, Marty will celebrate the jam sessions 10th year. Marty started the event as way to welcome fans to country musics biggest festival, but the jam has also raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for MusiCares, which provides assistance for music people in times of need.
The Late Night Jam has evolved into the centerpiece concert event for me on my yearly calendar, Marty said.Its 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. Thats what its all about. Im looking forward to this years event, me and the Superlatives will do our best to add another interesting chapter to the Jams ongoing story.
By Sarah Wyland