Marty Stuart last performed at SMF in 2008 in an acoustic duo show with Travis Tritt, following his 2007 festival debut with his secret weapon: the Fabulous Superlatives. Group of the Year at the 2017 Americana Awards, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives “constitute one of the most adept and consistently exciting working units in country” according to The Wall Street Journal. Made up of guitarist Kenny Vaughan, drummer Harry Stinson and new member, bassist Chris Scruggs, the Superlatives are an extension of Stuart himself. The five-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and collector/historian has played alongside the masters, from Johnny Cash to Lester Flatt, who discovered him. A worldwide ambassador for Nashville, Bakersfield and points in between, Stuart continues to perform keenly relevant and real country music that honors its rich legacy while advancing it into the future.
“…one of the last remaining links to traditional country,
roots music, and the generation of greats like
George Jones and Hank Williams.”