Marty Stuart Hosts Commemorative Travel Channel Special AMERICA'S VOICES: CELEBRATING LIFE on September 11

Sep 03, 2003, 01:00 ET from Travel Channel

    SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Country music songwriter and
 producer Marty Stuart will join the Travel Channel to celebrate the nation in
 song with the world premiere of AMERICA'S VOICES: CELEBRATING LIFE.  Stuart is
 a Grammy Award-winning artist whose career serves as the perfect embodiment of
 America's reverence for music.
     The one-hour musical tribute, hosted by Stuart on Thursday, September 11
 at 8 PM (ET), travels from coast to coast to showcase the talents of working
 class musicians.  Performers include the gospel and hip hop-infused sounds of
 Queens' own Calvary Baptist Church; a patriotic serenade from the United
 States Marine Band; the bluegrass beats of Tony Ellis & the Musicians of
 Braeburn; and the acoustic melodies of the Singing Firemen performing straight
 from their hometown firehouse.
     "The events of 9/11 had a devastating effect on our nation, the cities of
 New York and Washington and the travel industry in general," said Travel
 Channel's Executive Vice President and General Manager, Rick Rodriguez.  "We
 at the Travel Channel felt it was important to develop a program that
 respectfully marked the second anniversary of that tragedy while reflecting
 the American people's resilience and optimism.  AMERICA'S VOICES: CELEBRATING
 LIFE depicts the rich diversity of our country's musical traditions and gives
 everyday artists from around the country a chance to lift up their voices to
 honor and remember."
     "As a country music legend and a lover of small-town America, Marty Stuart
 is the ideal host for this program," added Rodriguez.  "We're certain that
 viewers will connect with his passion and pride for our nation's rich musical
     Viewers can watch special New York programming on the Travel Channel every
 night at 8 PM (ET) beginning Sunday, September 7 through Friday, September 12.
     The Travel Channel is the only television network devoted exclusively to
 travel entertainment.  Capturing the fascination, freedom and fun of travel,
 Travel Channel delivers insightful stories from the world's most popular
 destinations and inspiring diversions.  It is available in 72 million homes
 and is a service of Discovery Networks, U.S., a unit of Discovery
 Communications, Inc.

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