Marty Stuart To Perform At GATS

This appeared on - April 18, 2008

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives will headline the Friday-night concert, sponsored by Mobil Delvac, at the 2008 Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, August. 22, in Ballroom C of the Dallas Convention Center. Free ticket distribution to GATS attendees begins at 9 a.m. the day of the concert.

A four-time Grammy Award winner, Stuart is well known in Nashville as a producer, songwriter, session musician and solo artist, as well as a photographer, collector and host of Marty Stuart’s American Odyssey on XM Satellite Radio. His hits include “Hillbilly Rock,” “This One’s Gonna Hurt You,” “High on a Mountain Top” and “The Whiskey Ain’t Workin’,” a duet with Travis Tritt.

A Mississippi native, Stuart made his Grand Ole Opry debut in 1972 as a 13-year-old mandolin prodigy in Lester Flatt’s band, the Nashville Grass. Stuart became an Opry member in his own right 20 years later and is married to another Opry star, Connie Smith.

Stuart has amassed perhaps the world’s greatest privately owned collection of country-music instruments and memorabilia, 20,000 items including Hank Williams’ original handwritten copy of “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” the last boots Patsy Cline ever wore, and the first all-black stage outfit worn by Johnny Cash. He served six years as president of the board of the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, to which he and Smith donated a number of items in February 2008, including Lester Flatt’s 1950 Martin D-28 guitar, the dobro Roy Nichols played on Merle Haggard’s original recording of “Mama Tried,” and the suitcase and overcoat Hank Williams was traveling with the night he died.

His website is

By Andy Duncan

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