Marty Stuart is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his annual Late Night Jam this year, which returns to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, June 7.
Presented by Stuart’s Congress of Country Music, the Late Night Jam features a lineup curated by Stuart that will include performances by Joe Walsh, John Oates, The Del McCoury Band, Sierra Ferrell, Chapel Hart, Connie Smith, Gary Mule Deer, Jake Worthington, The Grand Ole Opry Square Dancers and Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives. In the spirit of all Late Night Jams’ past, surprise guests are to be expected. Late Night Jam tickets go on sale this Friday, April 21.
“It’s hard to believe this is the 20th Late Night Jam,” Stuart reflects. “This year is no different than all the rest. The Ryman will be filled with Country Music Hall of Famers, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Musician’s Hall of Famers, Songwriter Hall of Famers, Bluegrass Hall of Famers, up and comers and lots of laughter. And to top it all off, the Grand Ole Opry Square dancers will perform! It is the pirate ship show of the week. It is a one-of-a-kind event. Not to be missed.”
Stuart has also released the new video for his latest single “Country Star,” from his forthcoming album Altitude due out May 19. The clip is filled with rhinestone sparkling fun, according to Stuart, who says, “My favorite video director in Nashville is Reid Long. We’ve done several videos together and Reid directed ‘Country Star.’ Consider this, the nation’s most superlative band, go-go dancers, Clarence White’s guitar, a jangling Rickenbacker twelve string guitar, full blown rhinestone suits, and groovy shades all wrapped up in a great song. We did our part. Your turn: watch it. I promise I can make you smile.”
Stuart is currently in the midst of a nationwide headlining tour that resumes on April 27 in Tucson, Arizona before performing at Stagecoach on April 29 and hitting the road with Chris Stapleton this summer.
Stuart will also host “The Love of Dogs” Benefit Concert for PEDIGREE on Wednesday, May 17th at 6:00 p.m. at Marathon Music Works. The event will hosted by syndicated country radio personality Shawn Parr and will include a cocktail reception, dinner, and live/silent auction that will be followed by a performance by Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives. The PEDIGREE Foundation is a philanthropic organization that helps dogs find their forever homes.