The Marty Stuart Show Kicks Off January 8, 2011 With Willie Nelson As First Guest
|This appeared on RodeoAttitude.com - December 3, 2010|
American music icon Marty Stuart received two GRAMMY® nominations for Best Country Collaboration With Vocals for I Run To You, the stunning duet written and performed with his wife and country music queen Connie Smith and Best Country Instrumental for Hummingbyrd, his tribute to the great guitarist Clarence White. Stuart is on a mission to preserve traditional country music with contributions including an award-winning TV show, outstanding memorabilia collection and the critically acclaimed quintessential country album, GHOST TRAIN (THE STUDIO B SESSIONS), that includes these two GRAMMY® nominated tracks.
Ive felt in my heart like traditional country music was important and needed some attention for a long time, and now to have the GRAMMY® voters come along on that ride with us is so validating, says Stuart. Mine and Connies story dates back all the way to 1970 when I first laid eyes on her at the Chocktaw Country Fair and told my Mama I was going to marry her when I grew up. What an incredible occasion to be standing beside her all these years later and sharing a GRAMMY® nomination for a song we wrote together on a Sunday afternoon drive, says Stuart. And Hummingbyrd is my tribute to Clarence. After his death I bought a guitar from his wife, which is now my main electric guitar and Ive played it on a lot of records, but Ive never felt like Ive laid down a profound instrumental that pays homage to Clarence, until this song.
The guitar is part of Stuarts memorabilia collection that includes such outstanding pieces as: Patsy Clines cosmetic valise, a Johnny Cash Man in Black suit and Hank Williams, Sr.s handwritten lyrics to Your Cheatin Heart. Parts of the collection are on tour around the country and have been on loan to Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and The Louvre.
Stuart is currently producing a new album with his wife Connie Smith to be released in 2011. This will be her first album of new material in 13 years.
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