Country Star Marty Stuart Coming To FMU Performing Arts Center

This appeared on - April 1, 2014

 Five-time Grammy-winner and country music star Marty Stuart is coming to the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center Saturday, May 3. The concert, featuring Stuart and his band, the Fabulous Superlatives, is set to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Stuart’s appearance is the latest in a string of big-name country music acts to hit the PAC. Travis Tritt played to a sellout crowd in February and Ricky Skaggs and his band Kentucky Thunder are in concert at the PAC this Saturday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m.

Stuart has enjoyed a varied and successful career in music. He’s a platinum recording artist, a Grand Ole Opry star, a country music archivist whose own museum will open soon near his hometown, a Southern culture historian; and an accomplished photographer, musician, songwriter and TV show host.

Stuart began performing by singing gospel as a child. He landed a spot with the famous Flatt and Scruggs at age 14, and has spent more than four decades since celebrating American roots music with a missionary's zeal. His Lester Flatt and company in the 1970s were followed by six years in Johnny Cash's band during the 1980s. A chart- topping tenure as a solo artist followed.

The turn of the century saw Stuart looking inward to write songs and make records that touched him deeply. That included paying homage to his love of vintage gospel, his Native American passions, and as always, his core:  foot-stompin', rockabilly music. Currently, he’s supported by The Fabulous Superlatives: guitarist “Cousin” Kenny Vaughan, drummer Harry Stinson and bassist Paul Martin.

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