Dolly Parton, Mel Tillis, Connie Smith, The Quebe Sisters Band, Doug Kershaw and More Join Stuart to Celebrate Traditional Country Music
Nashville, TN- May 6, 2011- GRAMMY award winner Marty Stuart will host a special 10th Anniversary Late Night Jam on June 8 beginning at 10:00 PM at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium. Country music icons Dolly Parton, Mel Tillis and Connie Smith, along with The Quebe Sisters Band, Doug Kershaw and more surprise guests will be joining Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives for this year's event. The Late Night Jam has become the unofficial kick-off of the CMA Music Festival and prior to any lineup information being released, tickets for this year's event have sold faster than ever before. Proceeds will benefit MusiCares with a portion also going to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.
"It's hard to believe that the Late Night Jam is ten years old," said Stuart. "I can't help but think back on the first one. I was nervous; pacing and hoping that we'd have enough people show up. The show ended up being a sell-out and we've been going strong ever since. That first show was over 25,000 people ago, and it was also many good deeds ago from MusiCares, and a lot of really magical performances ago from some of my dearest musical friends. Every year I say, 'How can I top that show?' Somehow it happens and good things result from it. This year will be no different."
Over the past 10 years, Stuart has brought artists such as Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Porter Wagoner, Neko Case, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jerry Lee Lewis and more to the Ryman stage for a one of a kind marathon jam session all in the name of charity and country music.
Stuart, a stalwart of traditional country music, recently received his fifth career GRAMMY award for "Best Country Instrumental" for "Hummingbyrd," from his critically acclaimed album GHOST TRAIN (THE STUDIO B SESSIONS). His TV show, The Marty Stuart Show, continues to bring traditional country music into living rooms across the country every Saturday night on RFD-TV. Upcoming episodes will feature Brad Paisley, Old Crow Medicine Show, Keith Urban, Paul Shaffer and Travis Tritt.
Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more information, please visit About MusiCares:
Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more information, please visit www.musicares.com.
2011 LATE NIGHT JAM
For his 10th anniversary Late Night Jam during the CMA Music Festival, Grammy-winning Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, along with several guests, performed for more than three hours Wednesday night (June 8, 2011) lasting well into the early Thursday morning. The night's featured artists included Dolly Parton, Mel Tillis, Connie Smith, the Quebe Sisters Band, Doug Kershaw, guitarist Duane Eddy and special guest Ricky Skaggs. Proceeds from the concert go to MusiCares, an organization aiding musicians in need, as well as Parton's Imagination Library supporting childhood literacy.
MARTY STUART'S LATE NIGHT JAM DONATES OVER $30K TO MUSICARES NASHVILLE FLOOD RELIEF
Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Gene Watson and More Joined Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives for 9th Annual Event
NASHVILLE, TN – June 15, 2010 – Country Music icon Marty Stuart helped to kick off CMA Music Fest with his annual Late Night Jam on June 9 at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium. All proceeds from this year's concert benefited the MusiCares Nashville Flood Relief Fund.
"It truly warmed my heart to see all of the fans that showed up to support us and the ongoing cash donations coming to the stage throughout the night," says Stuart. "We all came together to help our brothers and sisters still suffering from the flood devastation.... and we had a pretty good time in the process!"
Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives were joined by Superstar Keith Urban, Songwriter Hall of Fame members Dallas Frazier and Cowboy Jack Clement, Steel Guitar Hall of Fame member Ralph Mooney, Connie Smith, the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band and surprise guests Vince Gill and Gene Watson.
The 10th Annual Late Night Jam is set for June 8, 2011. For more information check back here on this website.
2005 LATE NIGHT JAM
Earl Scruggs and Marty Stuart