The World of Marty Stuart
Project: Editorial Management of Publication
Client: Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Published by Mississippi Department of Archives and History, 2022
256pp; more than 1,000 illustrations
Contributions by Scott B. Bomar, Rick Bragg, Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan, David Fricke, Holly George-Warren, Peter Guralnick, Michael Streissguth, and Marty Stuart
In the late 1960s in Philadelphia, Mississippi, nine-year-old Marty Stuart started his first band and began playing country music and collecting treasures of the culture. More than a half century later, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History partnered with the country musician and ambassador to share his story and collection with the public in an exhibition and this tandem publication. The World of Marty Stuart provides an up-close glimpse at important moments in country music and reaffirms Stuart’s dedication to preserving the genre’s rich history.