A discussion with the artist on his exhibit American Ballads
Grammy Award-winning country music star Marty Stuart is not only a master storyteller through his songs, but also through his revealing photographs. The artist will help kick off the annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum on Friday, September 20 at 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. with a conversation about his photographs in the exhibit American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart, now on display at the museum.
American Ballads: A Conversation with Marty Stuart will offer insight into the artist’s inspirations and influences, the subjects he’s met and photographed over the years, how he captures a subject’s inner story, and more. The beautiful catalog of his photography from the exhibit will be available for purchase at The Museum Store.
Stuart has been photographing the people and places surrounding him since he first went on tour with bluegrass performer Lester Flatt at the age of 13. American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart is an insider’s view of his life on the road; it will be at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum through January 31, 2020.
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion attendees may tour the American Ballads special exhibit at a discounted rate of $5.25. Stuart is also a headliner at this year’s festival.
Admission to American Ballads: A Conversation with Marty Stuart is $5. Tickets are on sale now to members of the Birthplace of Country Music’s 1927 Society. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, September 11.
American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart was organized by the Frist Art Museum, Nashville, Tennessee. Special thanks to The Massengill-DeFriece Foundation for their support of the exhibit at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.
Click here to become a member of the 1927 Society or click here for more information on the American Ballads special exhibit. Click here to purchase tickets to American Ballads: A Conversation with Marty Stuart.