|The Kentucky Opry and
Classic Country WiLLiE 102.7 are bringing Country
Music Stars Marty Stuart (Grammy™ winner) and Connie
Smith (Country Music Hall of Fame) to the Carson
Center stage on Friday, January 25. Marty Stuart and
Connie Smith, who are husband and wife, are Grand
Ole Opry stars.
Stuart – who toured for years with Johnny Cash –
plays guitar, bass, mandolin, and fiddle. He
broke into the Top 10 in 1990 with the album Hillbilly
Rock, which went Gold, as did the follow-up, Tempted.
Stuart’s duets with Travis Tritt, "The Whiskey Ain’t
Workin’" and "This One’s Gonna Hurt You (For a Long,
Long Time),” won the duo a Grammy™ and CMA Award.
Dolly Parton is quoted as saying: “There’re really
only three female singers in the world: Streisand,
Ronstadt, and Connie Smith. The rest of us are only
pretending.” Smith’s first Number One hit song was
"Once a Day" in the mid 1960s. More Top 10 hits
followed, including 'I Can’t Remember"; "Nobody but
a Fool"; "Cincinnati, Ohio"; and "Just One Time".