Marty Stuart will celebrate his 20th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, December 8. He will be honored during a one-hour segment on each of the night’s two shows with performances by his wife and fellow Opry member Connie Smith, Charley Pride, Old Crow Medicine Show, and songwriter Brandy Clark. Phyliss J. Anderson, Chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, along with two Choctaw dancers, will also appear with Marty.
“Marty has won the love and respect of all of us at the Grand Ole Opry as well as friends and fans around the world,” Pete Fisher, Opry vice president and general manager, said. “Like the Grand Ole Opry itself, Marty celebrates and showcases all the styles under the country music umbrella. He has the utmost respect for our musical heritage while also working tirelessly to ensure country music’s future growth. We’re excited to celebrate his Opry anniversary at the Ryman, the stage on which his Opry career began when he was just a teenager.”
Marty got his start with Lester Flatt in the 70s playing bluegrass music. He went on to play six years with Johnny Cash in the ‘80s before releasing several ‘hillbilly rock’ hits in the ‘90s. A self-proclaimed renaissance man, Marty is a country music memorabilia preservationist, stylist, designer, photographer, songwriter, and leader of the touring and recording band The Fabulous Superlatives.
The Opry performance will take place at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, where Marty made his Opry debut alongside Lester Flatt in September 1972 at age 13. Marty joined the Opry on November 28, 1992. For ticket information, call (800) SEE-OPRY or log on to www.opry.com.