Marty Stuart to join The MAX Hall of Fame


Philadelphia native Marty Stuart is headed to the Hall of Fame.

Stuart was one of five new inductees announced Monday for The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience Hall of Fame.

Representatives from The Max made the announcement in Jackson at the state Capitol.

Other inductees are the late soul singer Sam Cooke, from Clarksdale; the late blues composer W.C. Handy, also from Clarksdale; “The Color Purple” author Alice Walker, who lived and worked in Jackson in the 1960s and ’70s; and the late journalist and abolitionist Ida B. Wells, from Holly Springs.