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Marty Stuart kicks off Whatley Center season on Oct. 5th

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The Whatley Center for the Performing Arts at Northeast Texas Community College will kick off its 2023-2024 performance season with a special event concert by country music legend Marty Stuart on Thursday, Oct. 5th at 7:30 p.m.

Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives band will take the stage to perform your favorite classics as well as music from his latest album that was released earlier this year.

“I can’t think of a better way to launch our new season. Marty Stuart is an incredible performer and this show is sure to be one you won’t forget,” Carolyn Franks, Director of the Whatley Center, said.

Marty Stuart is a five-time GRAMMY-winner, Country Music Hall of Famer, platinum recording artist, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the Americana Music Association, Grand Ole Opry star, country music archivist, photographer, musician, and songwriter. Since starting out singing gospel as a child, Stuart has spent over four decades celebrating American roots music.

His teenage years on tour with bluegrass legend Lester Flatt in the ’70s were followed by six years in Johnny Cash’s band in the ’80s, and a chart-topping tenure as a solo artist in the ’90s. Recently, The Country Music Association announced the induction of Marty Stuart into the Country Music Hall of Fame’s class of 2020 in the Modern Era Artist category.  In addition, Stuart is raising awareness for The Marty Stuart Congress of Country Music (MSCCM) in Philadelphia, Mississippi which will celebrate the rich cultural heritage of country music through live musical performance and educational programming.

“If country music had a president, it would be Marty Stuart,” famed documentarian Ken Burns once proclaimed. “He is the embodiment of the culture.”

This Marty Stuart concert is sponsored by the NTCC Foundation. All tickets for the show are $40 and they can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 903-434-8181. Tickets for all other 2023-2024 shows are also on sale, including GENTRI, who will perform on October 23rd.


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