Marty Stuart Gets His Own TV Show
Country music's quintessential renaissance man Marty Stuart brings his unique brand of sparkle and twang to TV screens this fall when 'The Marty Stuart Show,' premieres on cable outlet RFD-TV. Production on the weekly music series begins in Nashville in September, with each 30-minute episode featuring Stuart's band, the Fabulous Superlatives, along with his wife, Grand Ole Opry star Connie Smith. Radio personality and country music historian Eddie Stubbs will serve as Stuart's sidekick.
"This show is about authenticity," says Stuart, who also acts as producer of the series. "From the artists who visit us in the studio every week to the people watching at home in America who enjoy watching 'The Porter Wagoner Show,' [and] 'The Wilburn Brothers.'"
RFD-TV is a rural lifestyle network available in 40 million homes nationwide. The RFD-TV line-up includes 'Imus In the Morning,' 'Crook & Chase,' 'Big Joe's Polka Show' and 'Ralph Emery Live.' The network's Sunday night lineup will also feature the return of the classic country music variety series 'Hee Haw.'
Also due from Marty Stuart this fall is his second photography book, 'Country Music: The Masters,' due in stores November 11. The 342-page collection includes Stuart's personal photos of friends including Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Buck Owens, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Ray Charles and more. Marty's long-time friend, Oscar-winning screenwriter, actor and musician Billy Bob Thornton penned the book's foreword.