Stuart To Perform At State Fair

This appeared in Grand Island Independent - June 8, 2012

A country music singer who had hits in the 1990s is bringing his show to the Nebraska State Fair.

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives will perform at the fair at 7 p.m. August 25, said Chelsey Jungck, events and entertainment director with the Nebraska State Fair. The concert will be free with a wristband.

Stuart and his wife, “Country Queen” Connie Smith, and special guests, the Quebe Sisters, will perform for two hours, with the first hour broadcast live to a nationwide audience on RFD-TV and RURAL TV, which will be sponsoring the performance.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to be a sponsor of the Nebraska State Fair,” said Patrick Gottsch, founder and president of RFD-TV and RURAL TV. “Our fans and viewers from across the nation have asked that we take Marty’s show on the road. We’ve listened and decided to make our first live show on the road in our home state of Nebraska.”

Stuart started out singing gospel as a child. He worked with bluegrass legend Lester Flatt in the 1970s and with Johnny Cash in the ’80s. He used all of those early influences in his release of hits such as “Hillbilly Rock,” “Tempted” and “You’re a Wild One” in the ’90s. In addition to touring internationally, Stuart also hosts the weekly show, The Marty Stuart Show, now in its fourth season on RFD-TV and RURAL TV.

The free wristbands for entrance to the show may be picked up at the Heartland Events Center the day of the show while supplies last. Entrance to the fair is not included.

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