Just Among Friends

This appeared in The Neshoba Democrat - November 5, 2008

Many trains have passed through Philadelphia and a lot of his dreams have come true since Marty Stuart lay in his bed as a child on Kosciusko Road listening to the clacking of the rails on the tracks in the night, with the music of Hank Williams and Johnny Cash playing in his ears. Marty reached another milestone last Saturday night, perhaps one he never dreamed of, with the airing of The Marty Stuart Show on cable RFD-TV at 7 p.m. Marty will host and produce the 30-minute episodes which will air weekly and will feature Marty and his Fabulous Superlatives, his wife, Grand Ole Opry star Connie Smith, and other guests, with Grand Ole Opry announcer Eddie Stubbs as his sidekick. Quoting Marty, "I want to establish a show that gives a voice and stage to traditional country music."

In talking with Hilda Stuart, Marty's mother, she told me that she and Jennifer had met Art Sharpe for dinner the night before in Smyrna, Tennessee. Art and Marty were friends growing up. Art was in Nashville on business.

By Rachel Evans

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