Marty Stuart to Host 17th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards
With a stellar career that began on the bluegrass festival circuit and morphed into Grammy winning mainstream country, Stuart recently focused on his love of bluegrass with the 2006 release, Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives - Live at the Ryman. A working musician at age 12, Lester Flatt heard Marty play at an Indiana festival and hired him to play rhythm guitar. He was 13 years old. With Flatt for six years, Stuart has also played and produced projects with Johnny Cash, Doc and Merle Watson, Vassar Clements and Travis Tritt.
Nominated for multiple awards in the music world, Stuart received a Golden Globe nomination for his work on the movie soundtrack, All The Pretty Horses. “The IBMA has become an event that presents some of the greatest musicians in the world,” said Stuart. “I'm honored to have been asked to host the event and I'm counting on an evening of magic.
”The International Bluegrass Music Awards are determined by the professional membership of the association and recognize outstanding achievement in the bluegrass genre. The show is syndicated to over 300 radio stations across the country and around the world and will be broadcast live on XM Satellite Radio.
National sponsors for the show are GHS Strings, Martha White Foods, MerleFest and Deering Banjos. Tickets go on sale to the public on August 11 via Ticketmaster and the Grand Ole Opry House Box Office. IBMA members may purchase tickets now at www.ibma.org or by calling the IBMA office. For more information visit www.ibma.org or call 888-GET-IBMA (888-438-4262).