Marty Stuart To Celebrate 25 Years As Opry Member

Marty Stuart at the Grand Ole Opry. Photo: Chris Hollo

Marty Stuart will celebrate his 25th Anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member with appearances on two Opry shows Friday, Dec. 1 at the Ryman Auditorium. Stuart was inducted in the Opry family on Nov. 28, 1992, some 20 years after he first played the Opry at age 13 as a band member for legendary Country Music Hall of Famer and Opry member Lester Flatt.

“The Opry is a way of life,” said Stuart. “It’s an institution that gets passed on every weekend. If you’re going to be a country performer, the Opry is the place to be.”

Among those scheduled to be on hand to celebrate with Stuart are his wife, Opry member Connie Smith, Old Crow Medicine Show (who Stuart invited to become Opry members in 2013), Charlie Worsham, and Stuart’s band, The Fabulous Superlatives.

Stuart released his 18th studio album,Way Out West, earlier this year to critical acclaim.


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