Marty Stuart To Host IBMA Awards

This appeared on - July 21, 2006

IBMA award winner Marty Stuart will serve as host for the International Bluegrass Music Awards September 28, 2006 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee. Taking place in Nashville for the second year, the XM radio broadcast begins at 9:30 p.m. Eastern and will feature live musical performances from bluegrass music’s most outstanding artists, award presentations in 17 different categories and two inductions into the Bluegrass Hall of Honor.

With a stellar career that began on the bluegrass festival circuit and morphed into Grammy winning mainstream country, Marty recently focused on his love of bluegrass with the 2006 release, Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives--Live at the Ryman. A working musician at age 12, Lester Flatt heard Marty at an Indiana festival and hired him to play rhythm guitar when he was 13 years old. Marty has also played and produced projects with Johnny Cash, Doc and Merle Watson, Vassar Clements and Travis Tritt. Nominated for multiple awards in the music world, Marty also received a Golden Globe nomination for his work on the movie soundtrack for All The Pretty Horses.

"The IBMA has become an event that presents some of the greatest musicians in the world," says Marty. "I'm honored to have been asked to host the event and I'm counting on an evening of magic."

The International Bluegrass Music Awards is syndicated to over 300 radio stations across the country and around the world and will be broadcast live on XM Satellite Radio.

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