Marty Stuart's eclectic rockabilly stems from his Mississippian mixed European, Choctaw and Colombian heritage. Lester Flatt discovered 12-year-old Marty Stuart playing guitar and mandolin in a blue grass band and invited him to play for the Nashville Grass in 1972. At 14, Stuart had a job playing his guitar in season five of Hee Haw. Marty released his first album, With a Little Help of My Friends, but his friend Lester Flatt died of cancer in 1979. He joined Johnny Cash's backup band in 1980 and married his daughter Cindy.
This One's Gonna Hurt You
In 1985, Stuart played with Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis in Memphis. Suddenly, "Hillybilly Rock" hit the Top 10 Country Music chart and "Western Girls" hit the Top 20. Songwriting with Travis Tritt in 1991, Marty released a duet with Tritt, "The Whiskey Ain't Working," that won the ACM Award for Top Vocal Duet in 1992 and a Grammy Award for Best Vocal Collaboration. "This One's Gonna Hurt You" with Travis Tritt reached the Top 10 Country Chart as a single and was Stuart's first gold album. Marty Stuart has a star on the Country Music Hall of Fame Walk, Opryland USA Walk in Nashville, Country Star Restaurant in Universal City, California, the Music City Walk of Fame and the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center's Walk of Fame.
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He won International Bluegrass Music Association Recorded Event of the Year Awards and a Dove Award for the song, "Talk To Me Lonesome Heart," the album, A Tribute to Fiddlin' and the album, Everett Lilly and Everybody and Their Brother. He won a Country Music Association Award for Honky Tonkin's What I Do Best with Travis Tritt. He also won the TNN Music City News Country Award for Best Male Vocalist of the Year for his Grammy-winning The Devil Comes Back to Georgia.
What's on Marty Stuart's 2019 - 2020 concert agenda?
On stage, Marty Stuart under a shock of white hair was a fireball dancing throughout Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" followed by "Orange Blossom Special" on his mandolin. Steve Miller's "Jungle Love," "Abracadabra," "Living in the U.S.A," "Take the Money and Run" and Marty Stuart's Greatest hits.
How many awards has Marty Stuart won?
Marty Stuart won Grammy Awards, International Awards, Country Music Association Awards and Lifetime Achievement Awards. In 1999, he won the Mississippi Governor's Excellence in the Arts and Artist Achievement Award. His Grammy Awards spanned 1993 to 2011 for Best Country Instrumental Performance, Best Country International Performance, Best Country Collaboration with Vocals and Best Bluegrass Album. His Grammy Awards were for "Asleep at the Wheel," "Same Old Train," Foggy Mountain Breakdown, "I Run to You," "Mr. John Henry, Steel Driving Man," and "Live at the Ryman." In 2000, he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score in the movie, All the Pretty Horses.
What does Marty Stuart do with the proceeds of his best-selling music?
Marty Stuart received the Star of Hope Award for his continuing endowments to the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi in 2015. He contributed a song to an Aids Foundation to pay for AIDs research. Marty Stuart served numerous terms as the president of the Country Music Foundation.