Merle Haggard Guest Stars On The Season Finale Of The Marty Stuart Show

Official Press Release - Rural Media Group - June 20, 2013

One of country music's most revered icons, Merle Haggard, is the guest star on this year's season finale of The Marty Stuart Show, which will air on RFD-TV, Saturday, June 29th at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern). This half hour retro-music and variety program, now an Emmy Award contender, is broadcast on Rural Media Group's premier network, RFD-TV, which is available in more than 42-million US homes via satellite and cable.

The entire 2013 season of The Marty Stuart Show will re-air on Rural Media Group's other cable and satellite network, FamilyNet, beginning July 13. For details about the rebroadcast of season 5 on FamilyNet, please visit:

In addition to Haggard, this year's line-up of special guests included an eclectic mix of icons and stars including Sheryl Crow, Gene Watson, Old Crow Medicine Show, Charley Pride, Iris Dement, and The Del McCoury Band. 

The Marty Stuart Show, which will begin production of season 6 soon, is part of the RFD-TV network's regular Saturday Night Music Rowblock of music and variety programming. The series, which has gone from strength-to-strength over the past 5 years, is among RFD-TV's top-rated series. 

Genre-defining guests and moments of true country brilliance have long defined The Marty Stuart Show since its debut on RFD-TV in 2007.  Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Lyle Lovett, and Willie Nelson are among a veritable who's-who of country, rock, gospel, and folk music luminaries who have graced the show's set at RFD-TV's studios in Nashville, Tennessee.  The program is joint production between Rural Media Group, Inc. and Marty Stuart.

"Merle Haggard's appearances are treasured these days, perhaps more than ever before," said Marty Stuart of the country music legend. "The very idea that he would come all the way from California to be a part of my show touches me. I know he watches and is a fan of the show.  Just knowing that makes me try harder and I believe Merle Haggard fans will cherish the performance he gave us."

In addition to the season finale, a special 1-hour Labor Day edition of The Marty Stuart Show will air on RFD-TV Saturday, August 31 at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern).


About The Marty Stuart Show: The Marty Stuart Show is a must-see, old school delight and a featured part of cable network RFD-TV's Saturday Night Music Row line-up. Each episode sees Marty Stuart and his band, The Fabulous Superlatives, in full-tilt hillbilly strut and also treats viewers to Country Music Hall of Fame member (and Stuart's "Mrs.") Connie Smith. Announcer and deadpan sidekick duties are ably handled by recent DJ Hall of Fame inductee and Grand Ol' Opry announcing legend Eddie Stubbs. Episodes also include a notable guest from among Stuart's many country and roots music superstar friends. Past and future guests include Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Keith Urban, Charley Pride, Old Crow Medicine Show, Roger McGuinn, Johnny Rivers, Stonewall Jackson and Lyle Lovett.  So, slow down, grab a sweet tea and your sweet thing and get swept into Marty Stuart's honky tonk utopia, where country music both pops and twangs.  For more information on Marty Stuart:

Kay Clary 
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