• An exhibit of his photography titled AMERICAN BALLADS: The Photographs of Marty Stuart opened at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, TN. This exhibit featured a companion catalog of his works.
  • Releases a double CD titled SATURDAY NIGHT – SUNDAY MORNING on the Superlatone label.
  • An exhibit of his photographs as well as his artifacts from his collection titled THE ART OF COUNTRY MUSIC opened at the Sheldon Concert Hall & Art Galleries in St. Louis, MO


  • Mississippi Arts Awards
  • Appears w/Hilda on Word on Words with John Seigenthaler
  • Tapes a one hour special of THE MARTY STUART SHOW from his hometown of Philadelphia, MS
  • Executive produces a project of his songs for the Chuck Wagon Gang
  • Produces and tapes the 6th season of THE MARTY STUART SHOW on
  • A new book is released titled THE MARTY STUART SHOW: Captured By the Cameras of Les Leverett, Bill Thorup and Anthony Scarlati. It features behind the scenes shots from his television show.


  • Celebrates his 20th anniversary as an Opry member
  • Releases NASHVILLE VOLUME 1: TEAR THE WOODPILE DOWN  on Sugar Hill Records
  • Inducts Manuel into the Music City Walk of Fame
  • Produces Choctaw Gardens, his Mother Hilda Stuart’s book of photography with Nautilus Press.
  • Stuart’s “Pilgrim” costume is exhibited alongside Elvis Presley’s costumes at an exhibit called ICONS: THE INFLUENCE OF ELVIS PRESLEY
  • Earl Scruggs dies
  • Connie Smith inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Inducts Eddie Stubbs into the Country Radio Hall of Fame
  • Honored with “The Pilgrim” bronze of his likeness by famed Texas sculptor Craig Campobella as part of the Sounds of Texas Music Series
  • Establishes Six White Horses in Arlington, MS
  • Produces and tapes the 5th season of THE MARTY STUART SHOW on


  • A Marty Stuart .45 caliber Tribute Revolver entitled “The Ghost” is issued from famed America Remembers Gun Company
  • Participates in the unveiling of the Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park in Texas
  • Records/produces  Nashville Volume 1: Tear the Woodpile Down
  • Inducts Connie Smith into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame
  • Receives GRAMMY nomination in Best Country Collaboration category for  “I Run to You” performed with Connie Smith on the Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions CD
  • Receives GRAMMY Award in Best Country Instrumental category for “HummingbYrd” from his Ghost Train – The Studio B Sessions  CD
  • Appears on David Letterman
  • Produces and tapes his 104th episode of THE MARTY STUART SHOW on RFD-TV (Season 4)


  • Receives International Award from American Society of Photographers
  • The MARTY STUART SHOW remains the #1 show on RFD-TV (Season 3)
  • The Sparkle & Twang exhibit opens at the Tupelo Automobile Museum in Tupelo, MS
  • Ghost Train – The Studio B Sessions  is released
  • Marty Stuart’s Trail Marker,  #2,  is unveiled in Philadelphia, MS  on the Country Music Trail in Mississippi.  After Nashville’s flood of 2010, Stuart re-writes “Let the Church Roll On” and sings it a the War Memorial Auditorium , which the Opry was using as its temporary home.  It was the first song sung on the Grand Ole Opry after the show came back on the air.
  • Receives a STAR on Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center's Walk of Fame in front of the Mississippi State University Riley Center for Educational and Performing Arts in Meridian
  • The Sparkle & Twang exhibit opens at the MSU Riley Center in Meridian, MS
  • Art of Country Music: The Marty Stuart Collection opens at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, LA
  • The MARTY STUART SHOW remains the #1 show od RFD-TV (Season 4)
  • Produces Connie Smith’s Long Line of Heartaches CD for Sugar Hill Records
  • Receives Harmony Award  at Nashville’s Symphony Ball


  • The Sparkle & Twang exhibit opens at the Autry National Center of American Heritage
  • The MARTY STUART SHOW becomes the #1 show on the RFD network (Season 2)
  • Marty Stuart Day is declared in Mississippi's Neshoba County.
  • Begins recording/producing his next country CD, Ghost Train – The Studio B Sessions
  • Receives a STAR on the Music City Walk of Fame on Nashville’s Music Mile
  • Conceives, the Country Music Trail in the state of Mississippi.  Governor Haley Barbour signed it into effect.  Trail marker #1 was awarded to the Father of Country Music, Jimmie Rodgers.  Stuart attends the dedication in meridian.


  • Signs with Sourcebooks, a publisher that will release the 2nd Edition of Country Music: The Masters in November 2008.
  • The Sparkle & Twang exhibit begins a two month run at the Old State House & Museum
  • Won an IBMA award in the category of Recorded Event of the Year for Everett Lilly & Everybody and Their Brothers.
  • Reunites with Travis Tritt for a run of acoustic shows in the late Fall
  • THE MARTY STUART SHOW  will begin airing on RFD TV in November
  • Along with his wife, Connie Smith, Marty donates several artifacts to the Country Music Hall of Fame
  • The Sparkle & Twang exhibit opens at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH
  • Celebrates 50th birthday on the Grand Ole Opry. The Opry  unveils a  newly redesigned dressing room for him, formerly belonging to Porter Wagoner.


  • Produced a new CD, Wagonmaster, for Porter Wagoner's 50th anniversary on the Grand Ole Opry
  • Produced JERRY & TAMMY SULLIVAN: Live at the Place of Hope
  • Hosted "Country Soul" for the GRAMMY Foundation
  • Recorded "Mule Train" for the Gene Autry tribute project, "Boots Too Big to Fill"
  • Produced Coal, a CD of coal mining songs for Kathy Mattea
  • Launched Sparkle & Twang: Marty Stuart's American Musical Odyssey, an exhibit of his collection at the Tennessee State Museum
  • Hosted "Mississippi's 50 Year GRAMMY Legacy" and was honored with the Governor's Award as having been one of the GRAMMY winners
  • Hosted the Opry's 50th Anniversary tribute to Porter Wagoner
  • Self-published COUNTRY MUSIC: The Masters, a photo book focusing on the golden era of country music, its people, places and treasures.
  • Receives the JOE TALBOT AWARD from the Country Music Association in recognition of his work in collecting and preserving country music memorabilia
  • Launches a new, weekly XM Radio show, Marty Stuart's American Odyssey
  • Inducts Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs into the Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame


  • Releases Live at the Ryman, a live bluegrass performance from  the Ryman Auditorium
  • Performs for First Lady, Laura Bush, at a fundraiser for her cancer charity.
  • Receives 2 nominations by the Americana Music Association: Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for    …    Souls' Chapel.
  • Hosts the 17th Annual International Bluegrass Music Award show
  • Has a street named after him in Sparta, TN


  • Universal South Entertainment introduces Superlatone Records imprint from Marty Stuart
  • Releases Souls' Chapel as his first project
  • Records Badlands, addressing his long-held interest in the lives of Native Americans
  • Receives the Lifetime Achievement Award for Performer from the Americana Music Association


  • Signs with Universal South
  • Scored the Lifetime TV movie, Caught in the Act
  • Performs at the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in Washington D.C with President George W. Bush


  • Produced   The Christmas Guest for Andy Griffith
  • Recorded/produced Country Music, his first Columbia release
with the Fabulous Superlatives.
  • Duet with Merle Haggard, "Farmer's Blues"
  • Conceptualizes/designs the Electric Barnyard Tour with Merle Haggard
  • Johnny Cash dies
  • Celebrates innovative moment in radio with Quincy Jones at XM Radio studios in Washington DC


  • Establishes Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam, a benefit concert that is the downbeat of the CMA Music Festival.  It benefits the NARAS MusiCares organization.
  • Produced Kindred Spirits: A Tribute to the Songs of Johnny Cash
    Grammy award, Best Country Instrumental Performance, "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" with Earl Scruggs and others.
  • Forms his new band, The Fabulous Superlatives. They name themselves after a catch phrase at a local Nashville florist.
  • Signs with Columbia Records
  • Performs at the Tribute to Hank Williams at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH


  • Golden Globe nomination, Best Original Score-Motion Picture, All the Pretty Horses
  • Duet with Earl Scruggs, "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"
  • Produced The Old Gray Mare for Leroy Troy
  • Produced Private Radio for Billy Bob Thornton
  • Inducted into the Mississippi Musician's Hall of Fame
  • Scores Wakin' Up In Reno
  • Worked on Yellow Bird w/Faye Dunaway which was submitted to the Cannes Film Festival in France
  • Serves final term as President of the Country Music Foundation
(6 terms)
  • Opening of the new Country Music Hall of Fame


  • Receives Uncle Dave Macon Heritage Award
  • Daddy & Them – produced soundtrack and co-produced album
  • All the Pretty Horses – produced soundtrack/movie score
  • NAMMIE nomination, Country Album of the Year, The Pilgrim
  • Grammy nomination, Best Country Instrumental, "Mr. John Henry, Steel Driving Man"
  • Grammy nomination, Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album, Prince of Egypt
  • Produced Jerry &Tammy Sullivan's CD, Tomorrow
  • Receives Honorary Master's Degree in Lakota Leadership from Oglala College


  •  The Pilgrim, produced by Marty is released
  • CMA nomination, Vocal Event, for "Same Old Train"
  • ACM nomination, Top Vocal Event, for "Same Old Train"
Grammy nomination
  • Best Country Instrumental, "Rueben's Train" with Doc & Merle Watson
  • Grammy nomination, Best Bluegrass Album, Home Sweet Home, with Doc & Merle Watson
  • Grammy award, Best Country Collaboration, "Same Old Train"
  • BMI Million-Air Club – "Little Things", "Now That's Country" and "Whiskey Ain't Workin'"
  • Receives Governor's Excellence in the Arts Award
  • Mississippi
Pilgrims: Sinners, Saints & Prophets, a book of Marty's photographs, is published
  • Performs with Bob Dylan at a concert in Nashville
  • Performs at the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington DC