Marty Stuart Concert To Benefit Legacy Of The Plains Museum

This appeared in the Gering Citizen - August 15, 2013

Country music star Marty Stuart will appear in concert at Five Rocks Amphitheater on Thursday, August 29 starting at 6 p.m. A Mississippi native, Stuart got his start playing guitar and mandolin in the back-up band for Johnny Cash, and he also recorded with country legends Lester Flatt and Doc Watson.

In 1985 Stuart struck out on his own and has had a successful solo career ever since. He is known for his hits “Arlene,” “Hillbilly Rock,” and “Now That’s Country.”

Stuart also released the concept album Badlands: Ballads of the Lakota where he pays homage to Sioux traditions and the state of South Dakota. Stuart believes in pure country and bases his music upon solid country and western roots. He travelled for a few years with Travis Tritt on what was called “The No Hats Tour” poking fun at all the pop country stars who seem to think if they put on a cowboy hat they instantly become the genuine article. He has also been known to complain about ‘fake southern accents’ featured on so many songs in recent years.

In 2005 Stuart was honored by the American Music Association with their AMA Lifetime Achievement Award for Performing. He will playing the concert with his band The Fabulous Superlatives.
The concert is for the benefit of the Legacy of the Plains museum. Ticket prices are $25 for adults and $10 for children between 6 and 12 (kids under 5 will be offered free admission).

Ticket outlets are all Platte Valley Companies locations, Panhandle Coop locations and the Farm And Ranch Museum. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate.

The event is being sponsored by Regional West Medical Center, WESTCO and 21st Century Equipment. Lighting and sound for the show is sponsored by Fremont Motors and Regional Radiation Oncology Care, P.C. Concessions will be available provided by Panhandle Coop.

By Doug Harris

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