Country music tradition meets legendary rock & roll as Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives join the Steve Miller Band for a 34-date tour beginning June 13th in Des Moines, Iowa. The trek, which includes stops in New York, Los Angeles and Boston, is currently slated to stretch through August 31st.
A country music historian, collector and longtime Grand Ole Opry member, Stuart paid tribute to bluegrass icon Del McCoury during a special Nashville event commemorating McCoury’s 80th birthday last week. He also recently appeared on CBS Sunday Morning to reveal plans for the Marty Stuart Congress of Country Music (MSCCM), a museum, cultural center and performance venue to be built in Stuart’s hometown of Philadelphia, Mississippi. The building will eventually house the more than 20,000 pieces of country-music memorabilia Stuart has collected and archived through the years, which includes priceless stage outfits worn by Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and many others.
Next week, Stuart will be seen in the PBS American Masters documentary Charley Pride: I’m Still Me, discussing the life and country-music legacy of his fellow Mississippian. Later this year he will appear extensively in Ken Burns’ eight-part, 16-hour documentary series, Country Music, which debuts on PBS September 15th.
Ticket information for the upcoming tour is available at Stuart’s official website.