Marty Stuart Show kicks off Saturday
Thursday, October 30, 2008
– Marty Stuart's original television series The Marty Stuart Show will premiere this Saturday, Nov. 1 on RFD-TV at 8 p.m. Stuart handpicks each guest and executive produces the 30-minute episodes himself.
Each show will feature music by Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, as well as his wife Connie Smith and banjo man Leroy Troy. Radio personality Eddie Stubbs serves as the show's announcer and Stuart's sidekick on every episode.
"I love this show. It represents everything that I cherish about traditional country music," said Stuart. "I've fallen head over heels all over again with rhinestones, love songs, train songs, gospel songs, fancy pickin' and the steal guitar. I've always believed God made Saturday nights for country music. This show is a natural for Saturday night."
The following guests will appear through December:
Nov. 1 Little Jimmy Dickens
Nov. 8 Earl Scruggs
Nov. 15 Tennessee Mafia Jug Band
Nov. 22 Riders In The Sky
Nov. 29 John Anderson
Dec. 6 Old Crow Medicine Show
Dec. 13 Josh Turner
Dec. 20 Kentucky Headhunters
Stuart and long time friend Travis Tritt will reunite this fall for a cross-country acoustic tour kicking off Nov. 1 in Temecula, Cal.
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