Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives Release New Single “Country Star,”
First Release Via Snakefarm
Musicians Hall of Fame Induction Set for November 22
Celebrates His 50 Years in Nashville and 30th Anniversary As a Grand Ole Opry Member on November 26
November 17, 2022: Today, the 5-time GRAMMY-winning artist and Country Music Hall of Famer Marty Stuartreleased “Country Star,” his first single release since 2017’s critically-acclaimed album Way Out West. “Country Star” precedes a momentous week in an already extraordinary career now entering its fifth decade. On November 22, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives will be inducted into the prestigious Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN alongside Vince Gill and Don McLean, and on November 26 he will celebrate his 50th year in Nashville and 30th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member with a special performance.
”There’s a lot of crazy imagery in this song,” explains Stuart. “I’ve always loved songs like ‘Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms,’ ‘Long Journey Home,’ and ‘Salty Dog Blues.’ Those don’t really say much of anything but they feel good and they’re a perfect way to start any show. ‘Country Star’ qualifies as one of those songs. It’s lightly autobiographical and highly danceable and it has a twang factor that’s just exactly right.”
“Country Star” is Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives’ – Kenny Vaughan, Harry Stinson and Chris Scruggs – first single release for Snakefarm, a label housed under the Spinefarm Music Group and owned by UMG.
Earlier this year, Stuart and his band returned to Europe and UK for their first overseas tour in over a decade, which led The Guardian to proclaim, “If you only go to one country music concert, then let it be Marty Stuart’s.” Stuart is set to tour the US throughout 2023 and will make an appearance at Stagecoach Festival on Saturday April 29, 2023.
On December 8, Marty Stuart and Connie Smith will kick off the grand re-opening of the historic and recently renovated Ellis Theater in his hometown of Philadelphia, Mississippi, which Stuart has been working to re-open forseven years. The inaugural four night series will be followed by shows by Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill and the Gaither Vocal band, with upcoming shows from Old Crow Medicine Show, Hardy, North Mississippi Allstars and more. The venue sits on the campus of the future Marty Stuart Congress of Country Music, which will celebrate the rich cultural heritage of country music through live musical performance and educational programming, and will be home to Stuart’s unique collection of artifacts, around 20,000 cherished items, includes images, instruments and outfits from the greatest names in American roots music.
11/18 – Germantown, TN – Germantown Performing Arts Center
11/19 – Glasgow, KY – Plaza Theatre
11/26 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry House
12/1 – Wickenburg, AZ – Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts
12/2 – Rife, CO – The Ute Theater and Events Center
12/3 – Las Vegas, NV – The Showroom at the Golden Nugget
1/27 – Marietta, OH – People’s Bank Theatre
2/10 – Augusta, GA – Imperial Theatre
2/17 – Clearwater, FL – Bilheimer Capitol Theatre
2/18 – Ocala, FL – Reilly Arts Center
2/19 – Stuart, FL – Lyric Theatre
4/27 – Tucson, AZ – Fox Tucson Theatre
4/29 – Indio, CA – Stagecoach Festival
5/13 – Greeneville, TN – Niswonger Performing Arts Center
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Marty Stuart is a five-time GRAMMY-winner, Country Music Hall of Famer, platinum recording artist, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the Americana Music Association, Grand Ole Opry star, country music archivist, photographer, musician, and songwriter. Since starting out singing gospel as a child, Stuart has spent over four decades celebrating American roots music. His teenage years on tour with bluegrass legend Lester Flatt in the ’70s were followed by six years in Johnny Cash’s band in the ’80s, and a chart-topping tenure as a solo artist in the ’90s. Recently, The Country Music Association announced the induction of Marty Stuart into the Country Music Hall of Fame’s class of 2020 in the Modern Era Artist category. In addition, Stuart is raising awareness for The Marty Stuart Congress of Country Music (MSCCM) in Philadelphia, Mississippi which will celebrate the rich cultural heritage of country music through live musical performance and educational programming. More details here: www.congressofcountrymusic.org.
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives are on tour now – current tour dates and tickets are available here.
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