Marty Stuart, Earl Scruggs Team Up For Art

Country-rocker and bluegrass banjoist make rare concert appearance

This appeared on's website - April 5, 2000

Country-rocker and art collector Marty Stuart and bluegrass pioneer Earl Scruggs will team up for a benefit concert May 10 to launch the art exhibit "Thomas B. Allen: The Journey of an American Illustrator."

The exhibit will be displayed in Nashville's Ryman Auditorium throughout May.

Allen is an author and a frequent contributor to National Geographic.

Stuart and Scruggs earned a Grammy nomination in the Best Country Instrumental category for their collaborative reworking of "Mr. John Henry, Steel Driving Man," from Stuart's critically acclaimed album The Pilgrim. Stuart also garnered a solo nomination for his Pilgrim cut "The Greatest Love of All Time (Reprise)."

By Lauren Schmitzer

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