Marty Stuart Will Launch CMA Music Fest
Marty Stuart will help launch the CMA Music Fest again this year with his annual Late Night Jam. The show will take place at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on June 9 starting at 10 PM local time. Marty reveals, "I created the Late Night Jam in order to kick off country music's biggest week with a show unlike anything else that the fans would be able to see while they were in Nashville, and the results have been legendary. That's the musical side of the event. At the heart of the show is my love and respect for MusiCares. This year of all years MusiCares is needed after the flood the city just experienced. I know of musicians who've lost their homes, vehicles, instruments, and in a couple of instances, families. With that in mind, me and my friends are going to play our hearts out for our friends who are hurting and in need. I've called lots of numbers in my phone book and invited wonderful people to come and participate in the Late Night Jam. It's actually quite staggering who is coming."
That list includes Keith Urban, Songwriter Hall of Fame members Dallas Frazier and Cowboy Jack Clement, Ronnie Milsap, Steel Guitar Hall of Fame member Ralph Mooney, Connie Smith, the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band and a few surprise guests representing the Country Music and Rock & Roll Halls of Fame. The event will benefit the MusiCares Nashville Flood Relief Fund. For tickets, visit ryman.com.