Marty Stuart Headlines Third 2010 Sounds Of Texas Show

This appeared in The Courier of Montgomery County - June 17, 2010

Well, once again the music scene in Conroe has been hopping with the sounds of live music being heard throughout the county and locally here at the lake and on the square. It also turns out the next three weeks will feature some of the best music this state and the south has to offer. From Rosie Flores, The Deadman, Marty Stuart, Paul Thorn and Bonnie Bishop, all genres of music will be featured.

Well, Marty Stuart’s return has been long anticipated. His 2008 appearance still ranks as the best musical performance I’ve ever seen at the Crighton Theatre. A lot of veteran Crighton patrons have shared similar views and renowned concert photographer Dave Clements considers the Marty Stuart show one of if not the best musical event he has ever covered and he has been to many.

Marty Stuart is definitely a “Renaissance Man” as he plays all string instruments as well as horns and piano and percussion. He fuses traditional country, blue grass, Appalachain mountain music, jazz, rockabilly jazz, swing, Americana and rock ‘n’ roll. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry. He is a four-time Grammy winner, multiple CMA winner and recently received the Life Time Achievement Award by the Americana Music Association.

This American musical treasure began his career at the young age of 13 recording and playing mandolin with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. By 14, he was touring the globe with this Hall of Fame bluegrass band. Marty was also married to Johnny Cash’s daughter Cindy Cash and played in his band for more than six years.

Stuart has his own cable TV show and also had a radio program on XM Satellite radio. Not one to be stuck in one field he recently won an award for his coffee table photo book which is a collection of rare country music photos he obtained and ones he took himself.

Marty knows more about American musical history than probably anyone on the planet.

And don’t forget his band members in the Fabulous Superlatives are all world-class session players. Marty Stuart performing in Conroe and in the intimate historic Crighton Theatre, who’d a thunk it? There are good seats left (100 total tickets remaining) so call the Crighton Box Office at (936) 441-SHOW and order yours now! This concert will be great and should sell out prior to showtime.

By Jay Ross Martin, III

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