Marty Stuart Biography
John Marty Stuart is an American country and bluegrass music singer, songwriter, and musician. His genres are Country, neotraditional country, bluegrass, and country rock.
Marty Stuart Career
He learned to play guitar and mandolin as a child, and by age 12. Stuart had joined a gospel band called The Sullivans. He met a member of Lester Flatt’s backing band, mandolinist Roland White while as a member of this band. In 1972, White invited Stuart to perform with Flatt at a concert in Delaware which led him to become a regular member of that band.
In 1978, Flatt retired but Stuart continued to tour in this capacity. He recorded an independent album called With a Little Help from My Friends that same year. Prior to joining Johnny Cash’s band in 1980, performed with Vassar Clements and Doc Watson. After two years in 1982, he released a second album called Busy Bee Cafe on Sugar Hill Records. The album was composed of a jam session that included a number of bluegrass and country performers such as Earl Scruggs, Watson, and Cash.
He accompanied Johnny Cash to Memphis in 1985. Stuart also played on the Class of ’55 album that also featured Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and Carl Perkins. Perkins presented Stuart with his guitar at the end of the session. Stuart left Cash’s band and landed a recording contract with Columbia Records later that year.
Marty Stuart Age
Stuart is 65 years old as of 2023. He was born (John Marty Stuart) on September 30, 1958, in Philadelphia, Mississippi, United States.
Marty Stuart Height
Stuart stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Marty Stuart Family
Stuart was born and raised in Philadelphia, Mississippi. He was raised by his father John Richard Stuart, and his mother Hilda Annette Johnson. Stuart was raised along with his sister Jennifer Stuart.
Marty Stuart Wife
Stuart is married to his better half Connie Smith, a country singer. The two tied the knot on July 8, 1997. He had admired her since his childhood, at 12 years old. She attended the Indian reservation in Stuart’s hometown of Philadelphia, Mississippi, to work at a fair. He says that she looked great then and she looks great now. Stuart said he told his mother then that he was going to marry Connie Smith. Previously, he was married to Cindy Cash, the daughter of Johnny Cash in 1983. Their marriage ended in 1988.
Marty Stuart Net Worth
Stuart has an estimated net worth ranging between $5 Million – $8 Million which he has earned from his successful career as a country and bluegrass music singer, songwriter, and musician.
The Marty Stuart Show
Stuart is the host of The Marty Stuart Show. The show features traditional country music in the vein of The Porter Wagoner Show, Flatt & Scruggs, the Wilburn Brothers Show, and Hee Haw. The Show started airing at 8:00 pm on November 1, 2008, on cable’s RFD-TV. Although no new episodes have been produced as of 2022, the network continues to air old episodes of the show under the name The Best of the Marty Stuart Show.
Each episode features music by Stuart and his band the Fabulous Superlatives. Stuart hosts and produces the 30-minute episodes, with WSM disc jockey and Grand Ole Opry announcer Eddie Stubbs serving as the show’s emcee.
Country Music Foundation
Stuart is a past president and a member of the board of the Country Music Foundation. He has also been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1992. On August 12, 2020, he was selected to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
The Fabulous Superlatives
The Fabulous Superlatives is Stuart’s band since 2002. It includes him on guitar and mandolin, Harry Stinson on drums, and Kenny Vaughan on guitar, and from 2002 until 2008, Brian Glenn on bass. Paul Martin was on bass from 2008 until 2015 and Chris Scruggs replaced him and also played steel guitar.
Awards and Nominations
In 1985 and 1991, the Academy of Country Music nominated him for Top New Male Vocalist and Top Vocal Duet. The Country Music Association nominated him in 1990 for the video of the year. In addition to that, he won Grammy Awards in 1992 and 2001 for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals and Best Country Instrumental Performance. Furthermore, he won the International Bluegrass Music Award for Recorded Event of the year in 2004.