Grammy® Winner Stuart Salutes Late Guitar Great

This appeared in the Jackson Clarion-Ledger - February 15, 2011

One day after performing three shows at the Dixie National Rodeo in Jackson, Philadelphia, Mississippi native and country music icon Marty Stuart won another Grammy Award.

Stuart won in Sunday night's ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for Best Country Instrumental and his performance of "Hummingbird."

"It really means the world to me to be recognized by my peers for this piece," said Stuart in a statement through his publicist. "My main electric guitar belonged to Clarence White, the great guitarist for The Byrds. After Clarence's death, I bought this guitar from his wife, and I've played it on a lot of hits and on a lot of records, but I've never felt like to the Clarence White fans who watch me or who actually watch the guitar, that I've laid down a profound instrumental that pays homage to Clarence. I wrote this song and gave it a title that pays tribute to Clarence. I consider it my B-Bender recital piece."

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