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Marty Stuart jams on

Thursday, February 10, 2011 – Marty Stuart will celebrate 10 years of his annual Late Night Jam on June 8 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium as part of the CMA Music Festival activities.

Stuart started the CMA sponsored event as a way to welcome fans, and over the past 10 years it has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for MusiCares and has become the kick off event for CMA Music Fest. "The Late Night Jam has evolved into the centerpiece concert event for me on my yearly calendar," said Stuart.

"It's hard to believe that this is the 10th anniversary of the show. Looking back, the guest list has been staggering. Fans come from all over the world to support us and the relationship with NARAS and MusiCares is precious to me. The Late Night Jam has raised a considerable amount of money over the last decade with the mission of helping people in need. MusiCares has done a wonderful job of distributing the funds as they see fit. I know of a number of people who have benefitting from MusiCares, and in some instances, lives were saved. That's what it's all about. I'm looking forward to this year's event, me and the Superlatives will do our best to add another interesting chapter to the Jam's ongoing story."

Over the past 10 years, Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Porter Wagoner, Neko Case, Old Crow Medicine Show and Jerry Lee Lewis have appeared. The 2011 line up will be announced soon. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. eastern through Ticketmaster.

On Sunday, Stuart is nominated for a Grammy for "Best Country Collaboration With Vocals" and "Best Country Instrumental."

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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 »»»
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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: Sweeney maintains her musical integrity – Sunny Sweeney has gone the big label route and even earned a hit with "From a Table Away," but truth be told, she's better off without the baggage of the bigs, especially given the consistent quality and musical vision that was so clearly and admirably on display on this evening. When the East Texas native started her career, she was... »»»
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