GRAMMY nominee and country music icon Marty Stuart will celebrate 10 years of his annual LATE NIGHT JAM on June 8 beginning at 10:00 PM at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.  Stuart started the CMA sponsored event as a way to welcome fans to country music’s biggest week, and over the past 10 years it has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for MusiCares and has become the kick off event for CMA Music Fest.
“The Late Night Jam has evolved into the centerpiece concert event for me on my yearly calendar,” said Stuart.
“It’s hard to believe that this is the 10th anniversary of the show. Looking back, the guest list has been staggering. Fans come from all over the world to support us and the relationship with NARAS and MusiCares is precious to me. The Late Night Jam has raised a considerable amount of money over the last decade with the mission of helping people in need. MusiCares has done a wonderful job of distributing the funds as they see fit.  I know of a number of people who have benefitting from MusiCares and in some instances lives were saved.  That’s what it’s all about.  I’m looking forward to this year’s event, me and the Superlatives will do our best to add another interesting chapter to the Jam’s ongoing story.”

“Marty’s dedication and support of MusiCares through the Late Night Jam over the past ten years is unprecedented,” said Debbie Carroll, executive director of MusiCares.  “His generosity has served as a catalyst to providing aid and support to so many music people in need.  We can’t thank Marty enough for his unrelenting care and concern for his fellow musicians.”

Over the past 10 years, artists such as Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Porter Wagoner, Neko Case, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more surprise guests have joined Marty and his Fabulous Superlatives for a marathon of live music.  The 2011 line up will be announced in the coming weeks, but tickets will go on sale this Friday, Feb. 11 at 10:00 AM CST through Ticketmaster.

Up next for Stuart is the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards, live on CBS this Sunday, Feb. 13, where he is currently nominated for “Best Country Collaboration With Vocals” and “Best Country Instrumental.”

For more information, visit www.martystuart.net and www.ryman.com.

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