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American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart (A Frist Center for the Visual Arts Title)

American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart (A Frist Center for the Visual Arts Title)

Although known primarily as a country music star, Marty Stuart has been taking photographs of the people and places surrounding him since he first went on tour with bluegrass performer Lester Flatt at age twelve. His inspirations to do this include his own mother, Hilda Stuart, whom he watched document their family’s everyday life in Mississippi, bassist Milt Hinton’s photographs of fellow jazz artists, and Edward Curtis’s well-known images of Native Americans at the turn of the twentieth century. Stuart’s work ranges from intimate and often candid behind-the-scenes depictions of legendary musicians, to images that capture the eccentricities of characters from the back roads of America, to dignified portraits of members of the impoverished Lakota tribe in South Dakota, a people he was introduced to through his former father-in-law, Johnny Cash. Whatever the subject, Stuart is able to sensitively tease out something unexpected or hidden beneath the surface through a skillful awareness of timing and composition as well as a unique relationship with many of the subjects based on years of friendship and trust.

This book will present images from these three bodies of work: “Badlands,” on his time with the Lakota; “The Masters,” from his work with musicians like Bill Monroe, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, George Jones, Kitty Wells, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings; and “Blue Line Hot Shots.” As Stuart explains, “The newly built Interstate Highway System was at one time represented on our maps by the color red, while the two-lane highways and back roads of the nation were represented in blue. The back roads are where you’ll find some of the people that I admire, respect, and always keep an eye out for. … They are renegades … As Roger Miller once said, ‘These people flush to the beat of a different plumber.’ ”

The photographs are framed by an introduction by Stuart and a context-setting essay by photography historian Susan Edwards, executive director of the First Center for the Visual Arts. The book and accompanying exhibition at the First Center demonstrate that Marty Stuart is a master storyteller not only through his songs but also through his revealing and compelling photographs.

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“When I first began traveling I loved the adventure of going from town to town and exploring what each place had to offer. Whenever possible, on the day of the show I walked the streets and back roads, gathering stories and songs from local folks. I studied everything from the different kinds of architecture that surrounded me to the majesty of the sunsets and how they affected the mood of the town I was in. That first season was filled with the joy of a new musical life taking flight. The applause, the spotlight, the sparkle of the fame, the freedom of ‘here today, go somewhere else tomorrow’ charmed me night after night, day after day, until show business found its mark and became a way of life. I enjoyed every minute of the dance. I still love those things, but most of all it’s the people that I’ve enjoyed along the way, namely the characters. The kind of characters who can be defined as American originals.”
from the Introduction by Marty Stuart

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Compadres: An Anthology Of Duets, an album that is part of Marty Stuart’s worldwide celebration of the past, present, and future of Country Music. Know as Country Music’s most historically minded new traditionalist and a true renaissance man, Marty has scored six top-ten hits, one platinum and five gold albums, won four Grammyr Awards, and received a Golden Globe nomination. Stuart’s over three-decade voyage includes countless miles logged as a member of Johnny Cash’s band and a monstrous solo career in the nineties, which spawned such chart topping hits as Hillbilly Rock and Burn Me Down. Along the way, Stuart recorded with many country legends and proved that you can perform contemporary country for a broad audience without forgetting or neglecting country roots. The singer/songwriter/musician/producer is still on fire creatively today, having released three albums last year and garnering yet another Grammyr nomination for his Live At The Ryman. Marty’s latest release, Compadres: An Anthology Of Duets, is an album that is part of Marty Stuart’s worldwide celebration of the past, present, and future of Country Music. Marty Stuart began collaborating with legends when he joined Lester Flatt’s Nashville Grass as a 13-year-old mandolinist. One of his biggest singles, 1991’s “The Whiskey Ain’t Workin’,” teamed him with Travis Tritt. This compilation includes a rare Stuart mandolin workout on Bill Monroe’s “Rawhide” recorded onstage with Flatt in 1974, and “Hearts Like Ours” with wife Connie Smith. He and ex-father-in-law Johnny Cash created a fiery revival of Cash’s Sun recording of “Doin’ My Time.” With Steve Earle, Stuart created a beautifully understated rendition of Buddy Holly’s “Crying, Waiting, Hoping.” He was equally adept with Earl Scruggs on “John Henry” and with Merle Haggard on a 2003 “Farmer’s Blues.” That empathy extended to blues and gospel greats, apparent on “The Weight” with the Staple Singers and “Confessin’ the Blues” with B.B. King. Two unreleased tracks include Stuart and Loretta Lynn reviving “Will You Visit Me on Sunday,” a tune she’d previously recorded with the late Conway Twitty, and the Who’s “I Can See for Miles” with Stuart, his band, and Old Crow Medicine Show. Unlike the many Nashville “vocal events” that are simply contrived marketing ploys, Stuart’s collaborations are consistently organic, without a shred of artifice. –Rich Kienzle

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Marty Stuart, Connie Smith to play the ABT on Sept. 30

Marty Stuart, Connie Smith to play the ABT on Sept. 30
Country musicians Marty Stuart and Connie Smith are set to play the Alberta Bair Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 30. Tickets are $ 35 and available at The Alberta Bair Theater box office and online at www.albertabairtheater.org. Stuart has never been …
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Prep wrestling results: Jan. 22
… Lan, won by forfeit; 160: Brody Dempster, Lan, dec Dakota Stuart, 6-5; 170: Dusty Iorg, MV, dec Nathan Womack, 15-9; 182: Bowdy Long, MV, won by forfeit; 195: Thomas Burkett, MV, pin Sean Davis, 0:18; 220: Austin Bennett, Lan, won by forfeit; 285 …
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Rolling Stone ranks BRRR among nation's top country events
Rolling Stone magazine has ranked the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival among its 31 Hottest Country Tours & Festivals. In its latest issue, the publication includes the Bristol festival alongside events like the CMA Music Festival and …
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Initial Phase of Marty Stuart Museum Nearing Completion

Initial Phase of Marty Stuart Museum Nearing Completion
Phase ! of the Marty Stuart Center is expected to be completed within the next couple of weeks. The project began in spring 2013 after Neshoba County leaders talked with Stuart about making a permanent home for his memorabilia. A $ 1 million grant was …
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Eric Church to Play Marty Stuart Late Night Jam
On June 10th in Nashville, Marty Stuart will host his 14th annual Late Night Jam, a wildly eclectic gathering of legends, superstars and up-and-comers who play into the wee hours at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Today, Stuart announced exclusively to …
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Marty Stuart Museum nears completion
Vowell said the next step will be to discuss the movement of the collection with Stuart. "We have talked to Marty and he is excited about getting the museum in Philadelphia and is looking forward to having the collection in his hometown," he said.
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SENIOR WOMEN'S SERIES — Elaine Toxey 552, Judie Blyar 542, Carrie Kennedy 534, Marty Davis 533, Kathy Nyman 508, Norma Purcell 503, Sandra Castleberry 500, Sally Kochayda 496, Debbie Johnson 477, Jeanene Robinson 470. SENIOR WOMEN'S GAMES — Elaine …
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Big music shows in Asheville area

Big music shows in Asheville area
Marty Stuart and Connie Smith: Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m., Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin. Stuart is a gospel-singing, bluegrass-playing, “Hillbilly Rock” making superstar. $ 32, $ 35, $ 39. GreatMountainMusic.com.
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Emi Sunshine is all country, all the time, at age 11
She's also gotten kudos from top roots musicians Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart and Buddy Miller. That's heady company for any artist, let alone one still in grade school. During a phone interview with Sunshine and her father, Randall Hamilton, the young …
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Saturday Night/Sunday Morning by Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives

Saturday Night/Sunday Morning by Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives
The concept album, while still relatively present in rock music, is increasingly rare in country music. Which is odd, considering that Willie Nelson's Red Headed Stranger is one of the finest examples of the form. At any rate, Marty Stuart's latest …
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Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives share new music at Americana show
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives played live for Sirius XM Thursday on the network's Outlaw Country Radio show as part of this week's Americana Music Festival, which continues through Saturday in Nashville. Between 60 and 70 Americana …
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State granting 0K for new Stuart Center
I'll always consider it to be the day my dream of the Marty Stuart Center and Congress of Country Music Hall started to become a reality – I thank the state of Mississippi, the city of Philadelphia and all the Neshoba County officials who have worked …
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Tune in | Afghan Whigs return with 'Do to the Beast'
Country/bluegrass — Rodney Crowell, “Tarpaper Sky”; The Oak Ridge Boys' “Boys Night Out” is a live album; Needtobreathe, “Rivers in the Wasteland”; Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, “The Gospel Music of Marty Stuart and His Fabulous …
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Country music singer Clint Black coming to FMU PAC
Black's stop at the PAC will be an acoustic show featuring his talents as both a singer/songwriter and musician. He's the fourth country star to play at the PAC this year. Previously, Travis Tritt and Ricky Skaggs have been PAC guests. Marty Stuart is …
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Nice Marty Stuart photos

Some cool Marty Stuart images:

Marty Stuart
Marty Stuart
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Taken at the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tennessee. Photography (including flash photography) is not only permitted inside the theater during performances but is encouraged.

Marty Stuart @ Rivercity Bluegrass Festival 2008
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