Johnny Cash would lay down on the grave and we would take Luther a pill, a cigarette, and a beer.
The GRAMMY award transcends everything. I’ve got 5, I need 5 more I suppose!
I got a call from Billy Bob and he said "I'm directing a film called All The Pretty Horses...I've been through 3 composers...would you consider coming out and taking a look?
They transferred his dressing room (#14) which was Ernest Tubbs first, then Marty Robbins, then Porter's, now mine...
I was going through a Burger King in Birmingham, AL and I heard this song on the radio called "I'm a member of the country club" and thought that guy can sing...
I’ve played for four presidents...
A buddy of mine named Carl Jackson kept telling me about a song called "The Highwaymen." During the break I called and said 'make me a copy' and went and picked it up...
My mom took my sister and I to see Johnny Cash at the coliseum. I don't remember leaving my seat. I knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my life....
The first 2 records I remember getting were a Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs record and a Johnny Cash record. Oddly enough, the only 2 jobs I've ever had in my life were with Lester Flatt and Johnny Cash.
I called him JR, that's his mom and daddy called him. We wound up being next door neighbors. Connie and I lived next door to John and June.
It always works out right if you follow your heart.
If you’re an old timer, a legend, it’s hard to get a decent gig during CMA week...
I couldn’t help but think about my first Fender guitar that I had to cut yards to pay for...
I got out of jail in the middle of making this record...
They invited to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry, if you’re going to be a country musician, is an essential. It’s a milestone and a badge of honor.
I looked up at Lester and said “What did I do?!” and he said “Do it again!”
Merle said, 'Oh you're talking about playing shows for the forgotten people.'
I bought Patsy Cline's train case at a thrift store in Nashville for $75.
All of the sudden the light went on and he said 'Hello I'm Johnny Cash' and the place went crazy.
Marty records Way Out West with Producer Mike Campbell from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Marty and the band record and release ‘Way Out West’
"A collaboration with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' lead guitarist Mike Campbell, who also produced the album, Way Out West is a trippy kaleidoscope of deserts, highways and pill-popping hallucinations, equally at home in a Marty Robbins border town as it is in a Gram Parsons dreamscape." - Rolling Stone
Marty curates and launches "Marty Stuart’s Way Out West: A Country Music Odyssey"
The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE explores the history of country music from the unique West Coast perspective featuring artifacts from the many iconic artists who spent their time there, including Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and Buck Owens. The exhibit, inspired by the title of GRAMMY winner Marty Stuart's recent release Way Out West, is co-curated by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman and Curator Nwaka Onwusa. All artifacts come from the private collection of Stuart, who also serves as guest curator.
Produces Connie Smith's Long Line of Heartaches
Connie Smith inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame
Marty records the Studio B sessions at the historic RCA Studio B and garners 2 GRAMMY nominations.
Inducts Manuel into the Music City Walk of Fame
Marty opens the new Country Music Hall of Fame
Marty lays the groundwork for Marty Stuart Center in MS to house his private collection of country music artifacts.
Collaboration with Library of Congress on Artist Residency series called “Marty Stuart Presents”
The Marty Stuart Show premieres on RFD TV and runs for 156 episodes.
Gets a STAR on the Music City Walk of Fame
Founds Mississippi Country Music Trail and gets marker #2
Marty celebrates 50th birthday at the Grand Ole Opry and gets his own dressing room
Marty Stuart .45 caliber tribute revolver is issued
American Ballads book and photo exhibit at Frist Center for Visual Arts
Country Music: The Masters book is published
Announces Electric Barnyard Tour with Merle Haggard at William Faulkner’s home, Rowan Oak, Oxford,
Performs for Laura Bush and George W Bush
Marty Stuart’s American Odyssey launches on XM Radio
Receives Joe Talbot Award from CMA
The Sparkle and Twang exhibit opens
Records Souls’ Chapel with Mavis Staples and Marty is gifted Pops Staples’ guitar
Marty forms his band The Fabulous Superlatives.
Establishes the Late Night Jam during CMA Music Fest as an annual benefit show for MusiCares
Marty Stuart Drive is named in Sparta, TN
Takes the last photo of Johnny Cash and writes their last song together 4 days before he passes
Golden Globe Nomination, Best Original Score-Motion Picture, All The Pretty Horses
Produced Kindred Spirits: A Tribute to the Songs of Johnny Cash
The Pilgrim is released
Performs for President Bill Clinton
Marty performs for President Bill Clinton at the lighting of the nation’s Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C.
Performs with Bob Dylan in Nashville
Pilgrims, Sinners, Saints & Prophets photo book is published
Same Old Train wins GRAMMY
Receives honorary degree in Lakota Leadership
Marty is elected President of the Country Music Foundation and serves 6 terms.
Signature Fender Telecaster is released
Signature Martin Acoustic is Released
Marvel Comics releases Marty Party in Space comic book
Executive Music Producer for The Hi-Lo Country
Executive Music Producer for Hi-Lo Country a Steven Frears/Martin Scorcese film.
Marries Connie Smith in 1997
Red Wing wins GRAMMY on Asleep at the Wheel tribute to Bob Wills
The decade of duets (Staple Singers, George Jones, Travis Tritt, Steve Earle, BB King)
Produces Connie Smith’s self-titled Warner Bros. record
Tempted is released and has 4 top 10 hits, songwriting awards from BMI
Inducted into the Grand Ole Opry
Has a road, Marty Stuart Drive, named after him in Arlington, MS
Meets Travis Tritt
Johnny Cash asks Marty to join his band
Records Busy Bee Café
Major label debut with Marty Stuart on Columbia Records
Releases Hillbilly Rock on MCA Records
Produces Johnny Cash gospel album, Believe in Him
Performs for President Jimmy Carter
Purchases Clarence White’s telecaster
Brings Highwayman to Cash, Jennings, Kristofferson, and Nelson. Awarded Gold
Marty joins the Sullivan Family Gospel Singers and goes on the road
Meets Connie Smith and takes her photo
Gets a mandolin
Meets Roland White of Lester’s band. Roland invites to Nashville
Marty get's his first cowboy guitar
Attends Johnny Cash concert in Jackson, MS (Dec. 1969)
Starts 1st band. Critic says, "Local boy sings country songs in a Beatles society."
Marty discovers Johnny Cash, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys
Discovers Bluegrass Music at the Busy Bee Cafe Juke Joint
Born September 30, 1958 to John & Hilda Stuart in Philadelphia, MS
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