Country music singer-songwriter
Marty Stuart was born September 30, 1958, in Philadelphia, Mississippi.
One of country musics most versatile artists, both writing
and performing songs in a variety of musical styles that include
bluegrass and rockabilly and even a movie score (for All the
Pretty Horses in 2000), in 1999 Stuart published Pilgrims:
Sinners, Saints, and Prophets, a collection of photographs taken
by Marty over the course of 25 years on the road.
A a country music
singer-songwriter, Stuart has earned numerous accolades and awards.
He began his music career when he was thirteen years old, playing
mandolin in Lester Flatts bluegrass band. After Flatts
death in 1979, he played with fiddler Vassar Clements and acoustic
guitar great Doc Watson, before beginning a six-year stint as guitarist
with country legend Johnny Cash. In 1982, he released his first
album, Busy Bee, and four years later, he decided to go solo
with the release of his album Marty Stuart.
In 1989, Stuart released Hillbilly
Rock on a new label, MCA Records, an album that broke into the
Top 10 and helped set a new direction for country music. His next
album, Tempted, released in 1991, was certified gold, and
the following year he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry, twenty
years after his first appearance there when he was thirteen.
Stuart continues to be a potent
force in Nashville. He has earned numerous awards for both his recordings
and his songwriting, and his song have been recorded by a number
of other artists, including George Strait, Wade Hayes, Buck Owens,
and Emmylou Harris. He has earned awards from the CMA (for his 1992
vocal collaboration with Travis Tritt on the song “The Whiskey
Aint Workin”) and several Grammys.
posted March 2003)
Links & Info
Marty Stuarts official web site.
Information about Marty Stuart from Country Music Televisions
- Pilgrims: Sinners, Saints, and Prophets. Nashville,
TN: Rutledge Hill Press, 1999.
- Busy Bee. Sugar Hill Records, 1982.
- Marty Stuart. Columbia Records, 1986.
- Hillbilly Rock. MCA, 1989.
- Tempted. MCA Records, 1991.
- Marty Stuart: The Slim Richey Sessions. 1992.
- Let There Be Country. CBS, 1992.
- This Ones Gonna Hurt You. MCA Records, 1992.
- Love and Luck. MCA Records, 1994.
- The Marty Party Hit Pack. MCA Records, 1995.
- Honky Tonkins What I Do Best. MCA Records, 1996.
- The Pilgrim. MCA Records, 1999.
- 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of
Marty Stuart. MCA Nashville, 2002.
- Let There Be Country. Sony, 2002.
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