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This appeared in the Nashville Scene - May 31, 2007

Since its 2002 inception, Marty Stuart's Late Night Jam has brought together rising stars such as Dierks Bentley and legends on the order of Jerry Lee Lewis. This year's lineup promises to be another reminder of how the best artists ignore genre, and this is a rich moment for Stuart as producer, musician and country music historian. In addition to Porter Wagoner, whose new Wagonmaster features Stuart's production, guests will include up-and-comer Eric Church and the newly resurgent Pam Tillis. Charley Pride will lend his mellow baritone to the proceedings, while all-purpose icon Neko Case should keep things lively. Also on the bill are John Rich and Ashley Monroe, and there might be some unscheduled appearances. Stuart's band, The Fabulous Superlatives, will be along for the ride, which ought to afford an unmatched overview of country 2007. Ryman Auditorium

By Edd Hurt

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