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Stuart documentary short coming

Thursday, December 16, 2010 – A short form documentary is in the works about Marty Stuart. The film looks at Stuart's early life and influences in his hometown of Philadelphia, Miss. and the role it played in the making of his latest album, "Ghost Train (The Studio B Sessions)."

"Marty Stuart In Philadelphia, MS," is set to premiere in early 2011, and was helmed by Jacob Hatley, who directed "Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm." Songs from the album are featured throughout the documentary short, including stories behind the songs.

"The piece focuses on how music and location work together or how places often inspire and influence artists," said Hatley. "Marty's sound comes from a very specific region, and it was a real privilege to be able to go down to Mississippi and get to know the people who shaped him as an artist."

A clip of the film can be previewed.

Stuart received two 2011 Grammy nominations for "Best Country Collaboration With Vocals" for I Run to You, the duet written and performed with his wife and country music queen Connie Smith and "Best Country Instrumental" for Hummingbird, his tribute to guitarist Clarence White. He is currently taping new episodes for the third season of The Marty Stuart Show which debuts on Jan. 8 with Willie Nelson as the first guest. The show brings traditional country music into living rooms every Saturday night on RFD-TV and continues to be the channel's highest rated show.

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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. »»»
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