Marty Stuart is celebrating 30 years as a Grand Ole Opry member and five decades in Nashville with a special appearance on the Opry stage on Saturday, Nov. 26.
The appearance will come just days after the Country Music Hall of Famer is inducted into the prestigious Musician’s Hall of Fame. The Grammy-winner made his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry at 13, just one week after joining Country Music Hall of Famer and Opry member Lester Flatt’s bluegrass band as a mandolin player. Twenty years later, Stuart was inducted into the Opry family on Nov. 28, 1992.
“When something exciting would start happenin’ on stage, the crowd would gather,” recalls Stuart about that first performance on the Opry at 13. “When we got through and we encored, I looked around. There was Tex Ritter and Mr. Acuff and all the Smoky Mountain Boys and Jeanne Pruett. And Lester was just beaming,” Stuart recalls. “It was so great because they all gave me their mark of approval then. They went on to be my friends. My peers were instantly Stringbean and Ernest and Mr. Acuff and Grandpa and folks like that. We had a lot of fun together.”
Other artists set to appear on the show to celebrate Stuart include The Del McCoury Band, Gary Mule Deer, Stuart’s band The Fabulous Superlatives, a debut by Jontavius Willis, and more. Tickets are on sale now.
Fans not able to attend can tune in for a one-hour portion of the night’s show airing at 8 p.m. CT and at 11 p.m. CT, as Opry Live hosted by Bill Cody on Circle Television. The show will livestream via Circle’s social channels and can be heard on SiriusXM’s Willie’s Roadhouse channel 59. The shows will air in their entirety on WSM Radio and opry.com/wsmonline.com.
SiriusXM also welcomes Stuart as “Opry House Guest DJ” on Outlaw Country (Ch. 60), hosting four-hours of hand-picked selections and stories from throughout his career.
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