Marty Stuart 17 years younger than Connie Smith and he was only 12 years old when he first met her in Philadelphia, Mississippi. His mom introduced them and the first time he laid eyes on her, he immediately fell in love.
“She was my mother’s favorite singer. We had a record of her at our house called ‘Miss Smith Goes to Nashville.’ It had a beautiful photograph of her on the cover. I thought she was the prettiest girl in the world, so I had my mama take me to buy me a yellow shirt, so Connie would notice me that night.” Said by Stuart in an interview.
“After the concert, me and my sister got our picture made with her, and I got her autograph. On the way home, I told my mama that I was going to marry her,” he adds. “It took 25 years to figure it out, but it worked!”