Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne Playing Marty Stuart’s 2016 Late Night Jam
Marty Stuart's annual Late Night Jam will once again help usher in the CMA Music Festival, this year set for June 9-12. Among the first announced performers for the 2016 incarnation of the event are Maren Morris and the Brothers Osborne.
This year, Stuart's Late Night Jam will take place on June 8, the night before the 2016 CMA Music Festival officially begins. As in past years, the show will raise money for the Recording Academy's MusiCares program, which supports musicians in times of crisis. Morris, singer of "My Church" and a rising country star, is slated for the Late Night Jam for the first time. Brothers Osborne, meanwhile, will be performing at their second Late Night Jam; the duo appeared at last year's event.
In addition to Morris and the Osbornes, Rolling Stone reports that the night will also include Stuart performing with his band the Fabulous Superlatives, his wife Connie Smith and her band the Sundowners, the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, Chuck Mead and the Grassy Knoll Boys, JD McPherson, Steve Riley and Doug Kershaw, the Isaacs and William and Ree. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks.
In 2015, Eric Church made a huge splash at the late-night event: He sang Stuart's "The Whiskey Ain't Workin'" and then pulled Chris Stapleton (plus his wife Morgane) and Phillip Sweet and Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town onstage to cover the Band‘s “The Weight.” Fans likely haven't forgotten Church's cover of LBT's "Girl Crush" from the event either.
In addition to the Late Night Jam, the 2016 CMA Music Festival will feature multiple nights of stadium shows, numerous free performances and special events at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.