This appeared in the Nashville Banner - January 23, 1995

Everybody at the NAMMIES show last Wednesday night agreed if state Sen. Thelma Harper and Marty Stuart every got tired of politics and music, respectively, they could certainly take their comedy act on the road.

The two presented the Bluegrass award and, in doing so, brought the house down with their hilarious banter. You'd think the two had known each other forever, but Harper confesses this was a first for her.

"Honey," the sparkling sequined senator said afterward, "I didn't know nothin' about Marty Stuart before I walked in here tonight. But I'm tellin' you, he is great."

Harper says the two just met backstage right before they went on. Stuart was wearing his trademark tight jeans with the tattered knees. "I offered to sew up his pants for him," Harper said matter-of-factly, rolling her eyes. "Shows you what I know."

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