Marty Stuart Gets Another Grammy®
Marty Stuart wins fifth career Grammy® Award
|This appeared in HM Magazine - February 14, 2011|
Country music icon Marty Stuart added another Grammy® to his shelf last night with Best Country Instrumental Performance for Hummingbyrd, his tribute to the great guitarist Clarence White. The track is included on his critically acclaimed traditional country album Ghost Train (The Studio B Sessions).
It really means the world to me to be recognized by my peers for this piece, said Stuart. My main electric guitar belonged to Clarence White, the great guitarist for The Byrds. After Clarences death, I bought this guitar from his wife and Ive played it on a lot of hits and on a lot of records, but Ive never felt like to the Clarence White fans who watch me or who actually watch the guitar, that Ive laid down a profound instrumental that pays homage to Clarence. I wrote this song and gave it a title that pays tribute to Clarence. I consider it my B-Bender recital piece.
The guitar is part of Stuarts memorabilia collection that includes such outstanding pieces as Patsy Clines cosmetic valise, a Johnny Cash Man in Black suit and Hank Williams, Sr.s handwritten lyrics to Your Cheatin Heart. Parts of the collection are on tour around the country and have been on loan to Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and The Louvre.
Stuart just wrapped his UK tour and continues a rigorous touring schedule across the US through the summer. For tour dates and more information, visit www.martystuart.net.
By Doug Van Pelt
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