- The Pilgrim, produced by Marty is released
- CMA nomination, Vocal Event, for "Same Old Train"
- ACM nomination, Top Vocal Event, for "Same Old Train" Grammy nomination
- Best Country Instrumental, "Rueben's Train" with Doc & Merle Watson
- Grammy nomination, Best Bluegrass Album, Home Sweet Home, with Doc & Merle Watson
- Grammy award, Best Country Collaboration, "Same Old Train"
- BMI Million-Air Club – "Little Things", "Now That's Country" and "Whiskey Ain't Workin'"
- Receives Governor's Excellence in the Arts Award
- Mississippi Pilgrims: Sinners, Saints & Prophets, a book of Marty's photographs, is published
- Performs with Bob Dylan at a concert in Nashville
- Performs at the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington DC
- Receives Uncle Dave Macon Heritage Award
- Daddy & Them – produced soundtrack and co-produced album
- All the Pretty Horses – produced soundtrack/movie score
- NAMMIE nomination, Country Album of the Year, The Pilgrim
- Grammy nomination, Best Country Instrumental, "Mr. John Henry, Steel Driving Man"
- Grammy nomination, Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album, Prince of Egypt
- Produced Jerry &Tammy Sullivan's CD, Tomorrow
- Receives Honorary Master's Degree in Lakota Leadership from Oglala College
- Golden Globe nomination, Best Original Score-Motion Picture, All the Pretty Horses
- Duet with Earl Scruggs, "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"
- Produced The Old Gray Mare for Leroy Troy
- Produced Private Radio for Billy Bob Thornton
- Inducted into the Mississippi Musician's Hall of Fame
- Scores Wakin' Up In Reno
- Worked on Yellow Bird w/Faye Dunaway which was submitted to the Cannes Film Festival in France
- Serves final term as President of the Country Music Foundation (6 terms)
- Opening of the new Country Music Hall of Fame
- Establishes Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam, a benefit concert that is the downbeat of the CMA Music Festival. It benefits the NARAS MusiCares organization.
- Produced Kindred Spirits: A Tribute to the Songs of Johnny Cash
Grammy award, Best Country Instrumental Performance, "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" with Earl Scruggs and others.
- Forms his new band, The Fabulous Superlatives. They name themselves after a catch phrase at a local Nashville florist.
- Signs with Columbia Records
- Performs at the Tribute to Hank Williams at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH
- Produced The Christmas Guest for Andy Griffith
- Recorded/produced Country Music, his first Columbia release with the Fabulous Superlatives.
- Duet with Merle Haggard, "Farmer's Blues"
- Conceptualizes/designs the Electric Barnyard Tour with Merle Haggard
- Johnny Cash dies
- Celebrates innovative moment in radio with Quincy Jones at XM Radio studios in Washington DC
- Signs with Universal South
- Scored the Lifetime TV movie, Caught in the Act
- Performs at the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in Washington D.C with President George W. Bush
- Universal South Entertainment introduces Superlatone Records imprint from Marty Stuart
- Releases Souls' Chapel as his first project
- Records Badlands, addressing his long-held interest in the lives of Native Americans
- Receives the Lifetime Achievement Award for Performer from the Americana Music Association
- Releases Live at the Ryman, a live bluegrass performance from the Ryman Auditorium
- Performs for First Lady, Laura Bush, at a fundraiser for her cancer charity.
- Receives 2 nominations by the Americana Music Association: Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for … Souls' Chapel.
- Hosts the 17th Annual International Bluegrass Music Award show
- Has a street named after him in Sparta, TN
- Produced a new CD, Wagonmaster, for Porter Wagoner's 50th anniversary on the Grand Ole Opry
- Produced JERRY & TAMMY SULLIVAN: Live at the Place of Hope
- Hosted "Country Soul" for the GRAMMY Foundation
- Recorded "Mule Train" for the Gene Autry tribute project, "Boots Too Big to Fill"
- Produced Coal, a CD of coal mining songs for Kathy Mattea
- Launched Sparkle & Twang: Marty Stuart's American Musical Odyssey, an exhibit of his collection at the Tennessee State Museum
- Hosted "Mississippi's 50 Year GRAMMY Legacy" and was honored with the Governor's Award as having been one of the GRAMMY winners
- Hosted the Opry's 50th Anniversary tribute to Porter Wagoner
- Self-published COUNTRY MUSIC: The Masters, a photo book focusing on the golden era of country music, its people, places and treasures.
- Receives the JOE TALBOT AWARD from the Country Music Association in recognition of his work in collecting and preserving country music memorabilia
- Launches a new, weekly XM Radio show, Marty Stuart's American Odyssey
- Inducts Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs into the Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame
- Signs with Sourcebooks, a publisher that will release the 2nd Edition of Country Music: The Masters in November 2008.
- The Sparkle & Twang exhibit begins a two month run at the Old State House & Museum
- Won an IBMA award in the category of Recorded Event of the Year for Everett Lilly & Everybody and Their Brothers.
- Reunites with Travis Tritt for a run of acoustic shows in the late Fall
- THE MARTY STUART SHOW will begin airing on RFD TV in November
- Along with his wife, Connie Smith, Marty donates several artifacts to the Country Music Hall of Fame
- The Sparkle & Twang exhibit opens at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH
- Celebrates 50th birthday on the Grand Ole Opry. The Opry unveils a newly redesigned dressing room for him, formerly belonging to Porter Wagoner.
- The Sparkle & Twang exhibit opens at the Autry National Center of American Heritage
- The MARTY STUART SHOW becomes the #1 show on the RFD network (Season 2)
- Marty Stuart Day is declared in Mississippi's Neshoba County.
- Begins recording/producing his next country CD, Ghost Train – The Studio B Sessions
- Receives a STAR on the Music City Walk of Fame on Nashville’s Music Mile
- Conceives, the Country Music Trail in the state of Mississippi. Governor Haley Barbour signed it into effect. Trail marker #1 was awarded to the Father of Country Music, Jimmie Rodgers. Stuart attends the dedication in meridian.
- Receives International Award from American Society of Photographers
- The MARTY STUART SHOW remains the #1 show on RFD-TV (Season 3)
- The Sparkle & Twang exhibit opens at the Tupelo Automobile Museum in Tupelo, MS
- Ghost Train – The Studio B Sessions is released
- Marty Stuart’s Trail Marker, #2, is unveiled in Philadelphia, MS on the Country Music Trail in Mississippi. After Nashville’s flood of 2010, Stuart re-writes “Let the Church Roll On” and sings it a the War Memorial Auditorium , which the Opry was using as its temporary home. It was the first song sung on the Grand Ole Opry after the show came back on the air.
- Receives a STAR on Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center's Walk of Fame in front of the Mississippi State University Riley Center for Educational and Performing Arts in Meridian
- The Sparkle & Twang exhibit opens at the MSU Riley Center in Meridian, MS
- Art of Country Music: The Marty Stuart Collection opens at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, LA
- The MARTY STUART SHOW remains the #1 show od RFD-TV (Season 4)
- Produces Connie Smith’s Long Line of Heartaches CD for Sugar Hill Records
- Receives Harmony Award at Nashville’s Symphony Ball
- A Marty Stuart .45 caliber Tribute Revolver entitled “The Ghost” is issued from famed America Remembers Gun Company
- Participates in the unveiling of the Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park in Texas
- Records/produces Nashville Volume 1: Tear the Woodpile Down
- Inducts Connie Smith into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame
- Receives GRAMMY nomination in Best Country Collaboration category for “I Run to You” performed with Connie Smith on the Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions CD
- Receives GRAMMY Award in Best Country Instrumental category for “HummingbYrd” from his Ghost Train – The Studio B Sessions CD
- Appears on David Letterman
- Produces and tapes his 104th episode of THE MARTY STUART SHOW on RFD-TV (Season 4)
- Releases NASHVILLE VOLUME 1: TEAR THE WOODPILE DOWN on Sugar Hill Records
- Inducts Manuel into the Music City Walk of Fame
- Produces Choctaw Gardens, his Mother Hilda Stuart’s book of photography with Nautilus Press.
- Stuart’s “Pilgrim” costume is exhibited alongside Elvis Presley’s costumes at an exhibit called ICONS: THE INFLUENCE OF ELVIS PRESLEY
- Earl Scruggs dies
- Connie Smith inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame
- Inducts Eddie Stubbs into the Country Radio Hall of Fame
- Honored with “The Pilgrim” bronze of his likeness by famed Texas sculptor Craig Campobella as part of the Sounds of Texas Music Series
- Establishes Six White Horses in Arlington, MS