Stuart To Perform At Carter Cabin Dedication

This appeared in the Scott County Virginia Star - May 27, 2004

Return to the Carter Fold this Saturday as the birthplace of A.P. Carter is officially dedicated in its new surroundings on the grounds of the Carter Family Memorial Music Center in Maces Springs.

On Saturday, May 29, the Carter Fold will dedicate the A.P. Carter Cabin, followed by a special concert featuring Marty Stuart that evening.

The A.P. Carter birthplace cabin has been moved from its original location to only a few steps from the Carter Fold building and the Carter Family Museum. Built in the mid-1800s, the cabin has been designated as both a national and a Virginia state landmark. It has been fully restored so music fans from around the world can visit this piece of our region's history. The dedication for the cabin will take place at 2 p.m. and is free to the public.

At 7:30 p.m. that evening, Marty Stuart and his band the Fabulous Superlatives, will perform at the Carter Family Fold. Tickets for this special performance are $20 for reserved seating.

Since the Carter Fold audience seating area is undergoing major renovation, those attending may bring seat cushions or their own stadium-type chairs. Lawn chairs or folding chairs will not be allowed.

Tickets can be purchased only at the Birthplace of Country Music Alliance museum, lower level of the Bristol Mall, Exit 1, Interstate 81. Credit card orders may call (276) 645-0035.

Born in Mississippi, Stuart began playing in Lester Flatt¹s bluegrass band at the age of 13. Stuart performed with Vassar Clements, Doc Watson, and Johnny Cash, before launching a solo career, which has earned him three Grammy awards.

Stuart joined the Grand Ole Opry cast in 1992 and remains a vocal supporter of traditional country music, an astute photographer of legendary country performers and a constant collector of country-related artifacts.

This is the final event in the "My Native Home" series, which included a tribute to Jimmy Martin, who is known as the "King of Bluegrass."

For more information, call (276) 645-0035, visit the Birthplace of Country Music Alliance at <> or visit the Carter Fold online at

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