Friday, April 27, 2007
– Marty Stuart will host his annual Late Night Jam to benefit MusiCares during CMA Music Fest on June 6 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives (Kenny Vaughan, Harry Stinson, Brian Glenn) will perform and host the unstructured marathon of live music with guest performances this year by singer/songwriter Neko Case, Muzik Mafia founder John Rich (Big & Rich), Eric Church and Ashley Monroe,Charley Pride, Pam Tillis and Porter Wagoner.
"I try never to lose sight of the fact that Nashville is considered Music City," said Stuart. "When it is time to book the Late Night Jam, it is always my goal to make every form of music welcome. That's why the Ryman is such a great setting for this concert. It is the Mother Church. Every year, I always feel like its the best we've ever had, and this year proves to be no different."
Marty Stuart's 6th Annual Late Night Jam has raised more than $70,000 to date for MusiCares, the philanthropic arm of The Recording Academy.
That same week, Stuart will release "Compadres: An Anthology of Duets," which includes a lifetime of musical collaborations with friends such as Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Steve Earle, George Jones, BB King, Mavis Staples and others. He will also debut an historic museum exhibit titled "Sparkle & Twang: Marty Stuart's American Musical Odysse" at the Tennessee State Museum that week featuring treasures from the late Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Elvis and more.