Tuesday, January 22, 2013

In the Spirit of Porter, The Marty Stuart Show

Reading an article about Marty Stuart in Saving Country Music last night I learned that Marty has his own variety show on RFD-TV. (He's only had it since 2009, so I can't blame you if you say "Duh!")

Apparently the show is modeled after those great syndicated country music shows I grew up watching -- The Buck Owens Ranch, The Wilburn Brothers Show and of course The Porter Wagoner Show.

I checked Marty's list of guests and there are some impressive names from the world of classic country music -- Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Charlie Daniels, Del McCoury, Earl Scruggs  and of course Marty's wife, Connie Smith -- plus lesser-known greats who never cracked the Nashville Country Industrial Complex like Deke Dickerson, Kentucky Headhunters,  Old Crow Medicine Show and Carolina Chocolate Drops.

I have Comcast cable these days. Comcast carries RFD-TV, but apparently it's a premium channel.
Fortunately, there's the magic of YouTube.

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