Merle Haggard Guest Stars on the Season Finale of The Marty Stuart Show


Airs Saturday, June 29th at 8pm ET on RFD-TV

Last Updated: June 20, 2013 7:08 pm GMT
(Omaha, Nebraska--June 20, 2013) One of country music’s most revered icons, Merle Haggard, is the guest star on this year’s season finale of "The Marty Stuart Show," which will air on RFD-TV, Saturday, June 29th at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern). This half hour retro-music and variety program, now an Emmy Award contender, is broadcast on Rural Media Group’s premier network, RFD-TV, which is available in more than 42-million US homes via satellite and cable.

The entire 2013 season of The Marty Stuart Show will re-air on Rural Media Group’s other cable and satellite network, FamilyNet, beginning July 13th. For details about the rebroadcast of season 5 on FamilyNet, please visit:

In addition to Haggard, this year’s line-up of special guests included an eclectic mix of icons and stars including Sheryl Crow, Gene Watson, Old Crow Medicine Show, Charley Pride, Iris Dement, and The Del McCoury Band.

The Marty Stuart Show, which will begin production of season 6 soon, is part of the RFD-TV network’s regular Saturday Night Music Row block of music and variety programming. The series, which hasgone from strength-to-strength over the past 5 years, is among RFD-TV’s top-rated series.

Genre-defining guests and moments of true country brilliance have long defined The Marty Stuart Show since its debut on RFD-TV in 2007. Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Lyle Lovett, and Willie Nelson are among a veritable who’s-who of country, rock, gospel, and folk music luminaries who have graced the show’s set at RFD-TV’s studios in Nashville, Tennessee. The program is joint production between Rural Media Group, Inc. and Marty Stuart.

“Merle Haggard's appearances are treasured these days, perhaps more than ever before,” said Marty Stuart of the country music legend. “The very idea that he would come all the way from California to be a part of my show touches me. I know he watches and is a fan of the show. Just knowing that makes me try harder and I believe Merle Haggard fans will cherish the performance he gave us.”

To sample a recent episode of The Marty Stuart Show (Sheryl Crow guest star) visit: In addition to the season finale, a special 1-hour Labor Day edition of The Marty Stuart Show will air on RFD-TV Saturday, August 31st at 8:00p.m. (Eastern).

About Rural Media Group, Inc. (RMG):
Rural Media Group, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of multimedia content dedicated to the rural and western lifestyle. RMG is the parent company of RFD-TV, FamilyNet, RURAL TV, RFD-TV the Magazine and RFD-TV the Theatre. RFD-TV, the flagship network for RMG, launched in December 2000. RFD-TV is the nation’s first 24-hour television network dedicated to serving the needs and interests of rural America with programming focused on agriculture, equine and the rural lifestyle, along with traditional country music and entertainment. FamilyNet is America’s trusted entertainment network dedicated to providing wholesome and responsible viewing choices for today’s diverse family. RURAL TV produces rural business news covering commodity markets for both cash and futures. Daily productions include Market Day Report and the Rural Evening News. RMG networks are distributed into more than 63-million homes worldwide by DBS and cable systems including DISH Network, DIRECTV®, Comcast,Verizon FiOS TV, AT&T U-Verse, Mediacom, Charter, Optimum, Brighthouse,Suddenlink, Time Warner, Cox, and more than 600 independent rural cable systems. RFD-TV The Magazine is the print program guide for the networks, which has attracted over 180,000 paid subscribers. RFD-TV The Theatre is a 2000 capacity soft seat venue in Branson, MO where entertainment programming is produced. Corporate headquarters are in Omaha, NE, and production operations are in Nashville, TN. For more information, visit,, and Follow us on Twitter and Facebook: @OfficialRFDTV @RURALTV @FamilyNet

About The Marty Stuart Show: The Marty Stuart Show is a must-see, old school delight and a featured part of cable network RFD-TV’s Saturday Night Music Row line-up. Each episode sees Marty Stuart and his band, The Fabulous Superlatives, in full-tilt hillbilly strut and also treats viewers to Country Music Hall of Fame member (and Stuart's "Mrs.") Connie Smith. Announcer and deadpan sidekick duties are ably handled by recent DJ Hall of Fame inductee and Grand Ol' Opry announcing legend Eddie Stubbs. Episodes also include a notable guest from among Stuart's many country and roots music superstar friends. Past and future guests include Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Keith Urban, Charley Pride, Old Crow Medicine Show, Roger McGuinn, Johnny Rivers, Stonewall Jackson and Lyle Lovett. So, slow down, grab a sweet tea and your sweet thing and get swept into Marty Stuart's honky tonk utopia, where country music both pops and twangs. For more information on Marty Stuart:

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