Get Back to the Country: Appreciating Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives

In a world of ever-changing music trends and genres, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives have remained a steadfast pillar of traditional country music. Marty Stuart, the renowned country music artist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, together with his band the Fabulous Superlatives, has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide with authentic sound and captivating performances.

A Fabulous Beginning

Stuart began playing the mandolin and guitar at an early age. His undeniable talent and passion for country music led him to work with legends before embarking on a successful solo career. He toured with bluegrass icon Lester Flatt in the 1970s, and later on, he played in Johnny Cash’s band. Marty Stuart’s songs showcase his distinctive blend of honky-tonk, rockabilly, and traditional country influences. Unsurprisingly, Stuart soon carved out a unique niche in the industry.

A Superlative Career

Formed in the early 2000s, Marty’s Superlatives includes guitarist Kenny Vaughan, drummer Harry Stinson, and bassist Chris Scruggs. The band’s performances demonstrate their chemistry and camaraderie, creating an electrifying atmosphere that transports audiences back to the golden era of country music.

One reason for the enduring popularity of this group is their dedication to preserving country music’s heritage and authenticity. Stuart’s songwriting and choice of covers reflect his deep appreciation for the roots of the genre. He and the band celebrate country music legends in their own unique style.

They also thrive in the live performance arena, and their stage presence and infectious energy have earned them a dedicated fanbase worldwide. Whether performing in iconic venues or on television programs like PBS, they consistently deliver memorable shows that leave audiences wanting more.

Reaching New Heights With Altitude

Their latest album, Altitude — released to critical acclaim in 2023 — is a testament to their commitment to the traditional country sound. In an interview with NPR, Stuart explained that Altitude explores various themes, including love, heartache, and the joys and struggles of life. The album captures the essence of classic country music with soulful vocals, masterful instrumentation, and heartfelt storytelling.

That’s What Love’s About: Giving Back to The Community 

The band’s commitment to their craft extends beyond their own performances. They have been actively involved in educational initiatives, supporting the next generation of musicians and ensuring the preservation of country music for years to come. Their contributions to music festivals and workshops, such as Musicfest and Folkies, have helped foster a sense of community among musicians and fans alike.

See Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives at the Stafford Centre

You can see Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives at the Stafford Centre on November 5, 2023, at 7:00 pm. The concert is hosted by Main Street Crossing; click here to purchase tickets. To enjoy more live performances in a neighborhood venue, visit MSC’s own location.

Main Street Crossing in Tomball, Texas is one of the best small music venues in the Houston metro area. This unique nonprofit in a historical building hosts country, Americana, folk, blues, and other types of music artists in an intimate setting: the furthest seat is only 45 feet from the stage. MSC also offers food, beverages, table service, and community seating, making it easier to interact with fellow concertgoers and even performing artists. Parking is convenient and stress-free.

Main Street Crossing additionally functions as a multi-use venue for church services, concerts, and more located in Tomball. Check out our event calendar and enjoy entertainment in support of good causes!