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Marty Stuart comes to TV

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 – Marty Stuart will premiere his new television series The Marty Stuart Show this November starting with the first 26 episodes airing Sunday nights on RFD-TV. The Marty Stuart Show will begin production in September in Nashville.

The 30-minute episodes, hosted and produced by Stuart, will be a part of RFD-TV's new Sunday night prime time lineup with Hee Haw, Postcards From Nebraska, and Music & Motors. Each show will feature music by Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, as well as his wife Connie Smith and performance segments from the best that country music and American music has to offer. Radio personality Eddie Stubbs will serve as the show's announcer and Stuart's sidekick on every episode.

"I want to establish a show that gives a voice and stage to traditional country music," said Stuart. "This show is about authenticity...from the artists who visit us in the studio every week to the people watching at home in America who enjoy watching weekly shows like The Porter Wagoner Show, The Wilburn Brothers and Flatt and Scruggs. This show will be related to that style of programming and hopefully entertain Country Fans in a similar way."

Stuart will also release his second photography book Country Music: The Masters on Nov. 11. Chicago's Source Books will publish the 342-page collection that includes Stuart's personal photos of friends including Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Buck Owens, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Ray Charles and more. The book's forward is written by long-time pal and country music fan Billy Bob Thornton.

As an avid collector and historian of country music, Stuart 's other ventures include his renowned private country music memorabilia collection entitled "Sparkle and Twang Marty Stuart's American Odyssey" opening at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on Oct. 30-March 1, 2009, as well as his weekly XM Radio show titled "Marty Stuart's American Odyssey" that explores music unique to the U.S.

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Saturday Night/ Sunday Morning CD review - Saturday Night/ Sunday Morning
Since leaving his 1990s' mainstream country music output in his tracks, Marty Stuart has been on an incredible run, both in terms of quality and quantity. Not only has he continued to perfect his rocking-yet-traditional brand of country music, but he has also released several well-regarded gospel albums. His latest double, "Saturday Night/Sunday Morning," gives a double helping of music that will please both secular and sacred music fans. The country half is in keeping with »»»
Nashville: Volume 1 - Tear the Woodpile Down CD review - Nashville: Volume 1 - Tear the Woodpile Down
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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