Marty Stuart hosts IBMA awards
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Marty Stuart hosts IBMA awards

Friday, July 21, 2006 – Marty Stuart will host the annual International Bluegrass Music Association awards event in Sept. 28 in Nashville.

Taking place in Nashville for the second year, the broadcast features live musical performances, award presentations in 17 different categories and 2 inductions into the Bluegrass Hall of Honor.

Stuart has long been involved in bluegrass, starting his career by playing with Lester Flatt for 6 years when he was only 13. Last year, Stuart released the bluegrass disc, "Live at the Ryman." "The IBMA has become an event that presents some of the greatest musicians in the world," said Stuart. "I'm honored to have been asked to host the event and I'm counting on an evening of magic."

Tickets go on sale Aug. 11 via Ticketmaster and the Grand Ole Opry House Box Office. IBMA members may purchase tickets now at www.ibma.org or by calling the IBMA office.


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