Marty Stuart

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Marty Stuart (1993)
Chart positions
Explanation of the data
  US 193 05/16/1992 (1 week)
This One's Gonna Hurt You
  US 77 07/25/1992 (30 weeks)
Love and luck
  US 141 04/02/1994 (2 weeks)
Honky Tonkin's What I Do Best
  US 196 07/13/1996 (1 week)
Saturday Night / Sunday Morning (and His Fabulous Superlatives)
  US 162 October 18, 2014 (1 week)

John Marty Stuart (* the 30th September 1958 in Philadelphia , Neshoba County , Mississippi ) is an American country - singer and - musician and Grammy award winner.



Stuart mastered a variety of instruments as a child. At the age of twelve he became a member of the well-known gospel group The Sullivans . A little later he had the opportunity to audition for the bluegrass legend Lester Flatt . He was so impressed by his mandolin playing that he accepted the talent, who had just turned thirteen, into his band. In the same year Marty first appeared in the Grand Ole Opry . He stayed with the bluegrass formation for eight years until Flatt had to give up for health reasons. In 1978 he joined Doc and Merle Watson.

A year later he married Cindy Cash, a daughter of Johnny Cash , and then joined his father-in-law's backing band, the Tennessee Three . In 1982 a small label produced their first album. Despite the participation of numerous greats in the scene, Busy Bee Cafe was not a success. During these years the multi-instrumentalist developed into a sought-after session musician. The collaboration with Cash lasted until 1985, the marriage with Cindy lasted a year longer.


In 1986, Stuart signed a record deal with the Columbia label. His first single, Arlene , was in the top 20, but the following album sold so badly that Columbia Records was not interested in further collaboration. Stuart then briefly returned to the Sullivans. In 1989 he found shelter with the MCA label. A change in style from bluegrass to rockabilly turned out to be promising: Top 10 hits were produced with Hillbilly Rock , from the album of the same name, Little Things and Tempted .

His breakthrough came in 1991 when The Whiskey Ain't Workin ', sung in a duet with Travis Tritt , advanced to number three on the country charts. A successful joint tour followed. In 1992 the friends were honored with the CMA Award Vocal Event of the Year and received a Grammy . His album This One's Gonna Hurt You , on which Travis Tritt participated, achieved gold status. Several decoupled singles made it into the top 10 or top 20. In 1993 he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

In addition to his musical activities, Stuart is known as a collector of devotional objects from the country scene. He bought the touring bus from Ernest Tubb and guitars from several stars. His extensive collection also includes costumes and manuscripts by Hank Williams . He published numerous articles and photos on current topics.

In 1996, Stuart, always committed to the history and tradition of country music, was elected President of the Country Music Foundation . He held this office for several terms. In 1997, he married Connie Smith , a 16-year-old singer whom he had adored and admired since childhood. In 1999, after the flop of his demanding album The Pilgrim , he lost his record deal. He returned to Sony / Columbia Records, where the 2003 Country Music album was released.



  • 1982 - Busy Bee Cafe (Sugar Hill)
  • 1986 - Marty Stuart (Columbia)
  • 1988 Let There Be Country (Columbia)
  • 1989 - Hillbilly Rock (MCA)
  • 1991 - Tempted (MCA)
  • 1992 - Once Upon a Time (CMH)
  • 1992 - This One's Gonna Hurt You (MCA)
  • 1994 - Love and Luck (MCA)
  • 1995 - The Marty Party Hit Pack (MCA)
  • 1996 - Honky Tonkin's What I Do Best (MCA)
  • 1999 - The Pilgrim (MCA)
  • 2002 - 20th Century Masters: The Millenium Collection (MCA)
  • 2003 - Country Music (Columbia)
  • 2005 - Souls' Chapel (Superlatone)
  • 2005 - Badlands: Ballads of the Lakota (Superlatone)
  • 2006 - Live at the Ryman (Superlatone)
  • 2007 - Compadres: An Anthology of Duets (Superlatone)
  • 2008 - Whiskey & Rhinestones - The Ultimate Collection
  • 2010 - Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions (Sugar Hill)
  • 2014 - Saturday Night / Sunday Morning (Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives)


  1. Marty Stuart in the US charts

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