Marty Stuart will host a special 10th Anniversary Late Night Jam on June 8, 2011 beginning at 10:00 PM at Nashvilles historic Ryman Auditorium. Country music icons Dolly Parton, Mel Tillis and Connie Smith, along with The Quebe Sisters Band, Doug Kershaw and more surprise guests will be joining Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives for this years event. The Late Night Jam has become the unofficial kick-off of the CMA Music Festival and prior to any lineup information being released, tickets for this years event have sold faster than ever before. Proceeds will benefit MusiCares with a portion also going to Dolly Partons Imagination Library.
Its hard to believe that the Late Night Jam is ten years old, said Stuart. I cant help but think back on the first one. I was nervous; pacing and hoping that wed have enough people show up. The show ended up being a sell-out and weve been going strong ever since. That first show was over 25,000 people ago, and it was also many good deeds ago from MusiCares, and a lot of really magical performances ago from some of my dearest musical friends. Every year I say, How can I top that show? Somehow it happens and good things result from it. This year will be no different.
Over the past 10 years, Stuart has brought artists such as Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Porter Wagoner, Neko Case, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jerry Lee Lewis and more to the Ryman stage for a one of a kind marathon jam session all in the name of charity and country music.