Five-time Grammy-winner Marty Stuart to present free show

by SOPHIE KRUSE | Reporter Published:

The stage will be taken by Marty Stuart on July 26 at 10 p.m.

The show is free and open to the public. The only cost is $3 for parking.

Stuart is a five-time Grammy winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performing in the rockabilly, honky-tonk and country genres. He's toured with Johnny Cash and played with Bill Monroe, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

"We're always looking for an iconic entertainer," said Johnny Kocisko, president of Streetsboro Family Days. "We start looking at how many hits and awards they have. We didn't really have any country last year. We wanted to focus on country this year. We found [Marty Stuart], noticed he was touring and were able to fit him into Streetsboro."

Stuart's work includes 16 studio albums, four compilation albums and 34 singles.

This includes playing on the "Class of '55" album that featured Perkins, Roy Orbison and Lewis.

He is a member of the board of the Country Music Foundation and has been a Grand Ole Opry member since 1992.

Some of his notable singles include "Arlene," "Hillbilly Rock," "Till I Found You," "Now That's Country" and "Honky Tonkin's What I Do Best."

He also hosts The Marty Stuart Show, a musical variety program on RFD-TV which features traditional country music, including performances by Stuart and his band the Fabulous Surperlatives, his wife Connie Smith, banjo-picker Leroy Troy and other guests. Grand Ole Opry announcer Eddie Stubbs serves as the emcee.

"Saturday Night & Sunday Morning" is the double album that Stuart will be releasing on Sept. 30 on his own Superlatone label, backed by the Fabulous Superlatives -- with members Kenny Vaughan, Paul Martin and Harry Stinson.

With all those accolades under Stuart's belt, Kocisko predicts it will be enjoyed by all who are at family days.

"[Attendees] should expect a good time. He's someone who likes to have fun on the stage, and he has some very, very talented musicians."

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