Mars Theatre Plans Tribute to Ralph Stanley

Nathan Stanley returns to Springfield’s Mars Theatre at 7 p.m. March 25 to perform a tribute to his late grandfather, bluegrass music icon Dr. Ralph Stanley.

Nathan made his music debut at age 2 on stage with his grandfather at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, playing the spoons for the Clinch Mountain Boys. He later graduated to playing the mandolin, and in 2007 became lead singer and rhythm guitar player for the Clinch Mountain Boys, one of the most highly acclaimed bands in the music industry.

Nathan Stanley has eight solo albums, recording with artists such as Brad Paisley, George Jones, Marty Stuart, Patty Loveless and many more. His voice is filled with conviction and emotion, with traces of old ghosts from days gone by. He is driven by the passion of the song. Staying true to his bluegrass and gospel roots, Nathan’s faith is no secret to anybody.

He had a No.1 song on the Inspirational Country Music charts in 2011 with Vince Gill on the unforgettable “White Dove.” That year, The National Traditional Country Music Association voted “My Kind Of Country” the Classic Country Album of the Year. In 2014, Nathan’s album “Every Mile” garnered Nathan his first GMA Dove Award nomination and win for Bluegrass Album of the year. In January 2015, Nathan was featured on the highly acclaimed Cracker Barrel album “Ralph Stanley and Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow.” Nathan performed two songs with his grandfather on the special project.

You can purchase tickets at or by calling 912-754-1118 or 912-754-7617.


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