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Marty Stuart at MerleFest in April 2012
|Birth name||John Marty Stuart|
|Born|| (1958-09-30) September 30, 1958 (age 62)|
Philadelphia, Mississippi, U.S.
|Labels||Sugar Hill, Columbia, MCA, Universal South, Superlatone, Ridge Runner|
John Marty Stuart (born September 30, 1958) is an American country and bluegrass music singer, songwriter, and musician. Active since 1968, Stuart initially toured with Lester Flatt, and then in Johnny Cash's road band before beginning work as a solo artist in the early 1980s. His greatest commercial success came in the first half of the 1990s on MCA Records Nashville. Stuart has recorded over twenty studio albums, and has charted over thirty times on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. His highest chart entry is "The Whiskey Ain't Workin'", a duet with Travis Tritt. Stuart has also won five Grammy Awards out of sixteen nominations. He is known for his combination of rockabilly, country rock, and bluegrass music influences, his frequent collaborations and cover songs, and his distinctive stage dress. Stuart is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame.