Marty Stuart Hosts Commemorative Travel Channel Special "America's Voices: Celebrating Life" on September 11

This was a Press Release by the Travel Channel on September 3, 2003

Country music songwriter and producer Marty Stuart will join the Travel Channel to celebrate the nation in song with the world premiere of AMERICA'S VOICES: CELEBRATING LIFE. Stuart is a Grammy Award-winning artist whose career serves as the perfect embodiment of America's reverence for music.

The one-hour musical tribute, hosted by Stuart on Thursday, September 11 at 8 PM (ET), travels from coast to coast to showcase the talents of working class musicians. Performers include the gospel and hip hop-infused sounds of Queens' own Calvary Baptist Church; a patriotic serenade from the United States Marine Band; the bluegrass beats of Tony Ellis & the Musicians of Braeburn; and the acoustic melodies of the Singing Firemen performing straight from their hometown firehouse.

"The events of 9/11 had a devastating effect on our nation, the cities of New York and Washington and the travel industry in general," said Travel Channel's Executive Vice President and General Manager, Rick Rodriguez. "We at the Travel Channel felt it was important to develop a program that respectfully marked the second anniversary of that tragedy while reflecting the American people's resilience and optimism. AMERICA'S VOICES: CELEBRATING LIFE depicts the rich diversity of our country's musical traditions and gives everyday artists from around the country a chance to lift up their voices to honor and remember."

"As a country music legend and a lover of small-town America, Marty Stuart is the ideal host for this program," added Rodriguez. "We're certain that viewers will connect with his passion and pride for our nation's rich musical heritage."

Viewers can watch special New York programming on the Travel Channel every night at 8 PM (ET) beginning Sunday, September 7 through Friday, September 12.

The Travel Channel is the only television network devoted exclusively to travel entertainment. Capturing the fascination, freedom and fun of travel, Travel Channel delivers insightful stories from the world's most popular destinations and inspiring diversions. It is available in 72 million homes and is a service of Discovery Networks, U.S., a unit of Discovery Communications, Inc.

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