Marty Stuart Late Night Jam
Jam, a/k/a “Just Amazing Music.” Yep, that would sum up Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam!!!
On Wednesday, June 8, 2011, Marty Stuart hosted his annual “Late Night Jam” at the historic Ryman Auditorium. The “Jam” is considered the “unofficial” kickoff to the CMA Music Festival.
If good old fashion country music is what you are looking for, then this show is one show you don’t want to miss out on next year. The list of performers for the show included Marty Stuart and his band, the Fabulous Superlatives, his lovely wife Ms. Connie Smith, The Quebe Sisters Band, Doug Kershaw, Duane Eddy, Ricky Skaggs, Mel Tillis, and the legendary Dolly Parton.
The objective of the “Jam” is twofold: to preserve the roots of country music and to benefit musicians who have fallen on hard times. All the entertainers on Marty’s show volunteered their time so that all proceeds from the evening could go to benefit the musicians through the MusiCares organization.
And what an evening it was – three and a half hours of pure country music at its finest, performed by some of the biggest names in the business. The highlight of the evening was Dolly Parton. The audience greeted her with a standing ovation as she walked on to the stage of the Ryman Auditorium. She entertained the crowd with “Jolene,” “Coat of Many Colors” and “9 to 5” before she took a seat next to Marty Stuart to reminisce about old times, and to sing the song she wrote for Porter Wagoner, “I Will Always Love You.”
The evening’s festivities had a fitting ending in the mother church of country music as Marty Stuart encouraged the crowd to stand and sing “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” to end a terrific night of pure country music.