Marty Stuart To Perform At GATS
|This appeared on Trucker.com - 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 Stuarts American Odyssey on XM Satellite Radio. His hits include Hillbilly Rock, This Ones Gonna Hurt You, High on a Mountain Top and The Whiskey Aint 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 Flatts 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 worlds 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 Flatts 1950 Martin D-28 guitar, the dobro Roy Nichols played on Merle Haggards original recording of Mama Tried, and the suitcase and overcoat Hank Williams was traveling with the night he died.
His website is www.martystuart.net.
By Andy Duncan
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