Marty Stuart's Late Night Jam Lineup Announced

This appeared on Great American Country - May 9, 2011

The lineup for the 10th Annual Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam has been announced. Joining Marty this year will be Dolly Parton, Mel Tillis, Connie Smith, The Quebe Sisters Band, Doug Kershaw and other surprise guests. The Late Night Jam has become known as the unofficial kick-off of the CMA Music Festival and tickets this year have sold faster than ever, despite a previously unknown lineup. Proceeds will go to MusiCares, an organization that provides music people with assistance in times of need, and Dolly’s Imagination Library.

“It’s hard to believe that the Late Night Jam is ten years old,” Marty said. “I can’t help but think back on the first one. I was nervous; pacing and hoping that we’d have enough people show up. The show ended up being a sell-out and we’ve been going strong ever since. That first show was over 25,000 people ago, and it was also many good deeds ago from MusiCares, and a lot of really magical performances ago from some of my dearest musical friends. Every year I say, ‘How can I top that show?’ Somehow it happens and good things result from it. This year will be no different.”

Over the past 10 years, Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Porter Wagoner, Neko Case, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more have joined Marty on the Ryman stage. This year’s show will once again take place at the Ryman Auditorium at 10:00 p.m. on June 8, 2011

By Sarah Wyland

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