Marty Stuart

Hot hillbilly rocker's Greenville concert tonight is sure to be a pure country affair

This appeared in the Greenville News - October 24, 1992

Hillbilly rocker Marty Stuart brings his own brand of country music to Greenville (SC) this weekend. The bareheaded Stuart, who recently performed with buddy Travis Tritt on the No Hats Tour, plays a concert at 8:30 tonight at Cowboys Nightlife. Opening the show is Kitty Hawk; tickets are $14 per person.

The Mississippi-born singer began his musical career at the age of 13, touring as a mandolin player with Lester Flatt and, after Flatt's death, with Johnny Cash.

Stuart, who owns guitars once used by Flatt and Hank Williams Sr. and the tour bus that Ernest Tubb used, has enjoyed success as a songwriter and studio musician as well as a singer.

His first solo album, 1982's "Busy Bee Cafe," featured contributions from Cash in addition to legendary Doc Watson. Stuart's music has attracted more attention as the years have gone by, and albums like "Hillbilly Rock" and "Tempted" have produced such hits as "Burn Me Down" and "Little Things."

The No Hats Tour with Tritt, which ran through 1991 and part of '92, led to a No. 1 duet for the pair, "The Whiskey Ain't Workin'." Another duet with Tritt, "This One's Gonna Hurt You," is the title track to Stuart's latest album. The album also features "Doin' My Time," a duet with Cash, and "Me and Hank and Jumpin' Jack Flash," which opens with snippets of music by Flatt, Williams and Tubb.

By Donna Isbell

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