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Earl Scruggs memorialized in Nashville

NASHVILLE, April 1 (UPI) -- Fans and fellow musicians gathered in Nashville Sunday for a memorial to bluegrass icon and banjo master Earl Scruggs, who died March 28 at 88.

Stuart says show highlights country fans

NASHVILLE, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Country music singer Marty Stuart says his new U.S. TV series on Rural Free Delivery TV is intended to bring fans' comments to the forefront of music.

Country music guitarist Helms dead at 81

NASHVILLE, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Steel guitarist Don Helms, who worked with country music stars Hank Williams and Patsy Cline, has died in Nashville at the age of 81, a friend says.

Daniels inducted into Grand Ole Opry

NASHVILLE , Jan. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. country music star Charlie Daniels has been inducted into Nashville's Grand Ole Opry by Opry members Marty Stuart and Connie Smith.

Haggard releases first bluegrass album

NASHVILLE, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. country music icon Merle Haggard has released the first bluegrass album of his more than 40-year career.

Country legend comes back with new album

NASHVILLE, June 5 (UPI) -- Nashville country music legend Porter Wagoner finds himself making a kind of comeback on his new album.

Christmas Jam benefit hits 18th year

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Habitat For Humanity will be the beneficiary of a long-lived charity rock show this weekend in North Carolina.

Charity single honors Rev. Billy Graham

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Pat Boone, former Ambrosia vocalist David Pack and Billy Dean have written an all-star salute to the Rev. Billy Graham.

Dierks Bentley to join Opry

NASHVILLE, July 27 (UPI) -- Dierks Bentley has been invited to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry, making him the youngest member of the venerable Nashville institution.

Businessman rescues historic guitar

NASHVILLE, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A Nashville businessman donated $575,000 to keep Mother Maybelle Carter's historically significant guitar from being sold on the auction block.

Country singer Stuart out of jail

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn., June 24 (UPI) -- Country music singer Marty Stuart was arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Hendersonville, Tenn., it was reported Thursday.

Marty Stuart adds photos to Web site

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Country's Marty Stuart is the latest celebrity photographer to add images to the takegreatpictures.com Web site, it was announced Friday in New York.

Al Gore at Johnny Cash memorial

NASHVILLE, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore will provide a tribute Monday night in Nashville, Tenn., to "The Man In Black," who die at the age of 71.

Haggard to appear at UFO festival

NASHVILLE, June 10 (UPI) -- Country music legend Merle Haggard will be appearing at the First Annual UFO Music Fest with Marty Stuart and Pam Tillis at Roswell, N.M. July 5.

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Embattled but back at the top of the charts, the Dixie Chicks will make a major appearance this week via satellite. The producers of the Academy of Country Music Awards say the Chicks will perform on the Wednesday night broadcast, singing "Truth No. 2."
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International
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Country music star Hank Williams Jr. (center) speaks about his friend and manager Merle Kilgore as Travis Tritt (left) and Marty Stuart look on during Kilgore's funeral on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. (UPI Photo/Alan L. Mayor/POOL)
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Marty Stuart (born September 30, 1958 as John Martin Stuart), is an American country music singer, known for both his traditional style, and eclectic merging of rockabilly, honky tonk, and traditional country music. In the early 1990s, he had a successful string of Country hits.

Born as John Martin Stuart, Marty Stuart has become known as one of Country Music's most eclectic artists, because he performs and records several widely diverse types of country music. That is one of his reasons for his success in the 1990s, just when Traditionalism was making a comeback in Country Music.

From an early age, he was obsessed with Country Music. He was so obsessed, in fact, that he taught himself how to play the guitar and mandolin. At the age of 12, Stuart started performing with the Bluegrass group The Sullivans. He later met Lester Flatt bandmember Roland White. White invited Stuart to play with him and the Nashville Grass at the Labor Day gig in Delaware in 1972. After this, White asked him to join the band permanently and Stuart accepted. This made White responsible for the rest of Stuart's education. Marty stayed with Lester Flatt until Flatt broke up the band in 1978 due to his failing health.

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