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Marty Stuart is at once part of the country music establishment and at odds with it. Though he’s stayed true to his “hillbilly-rock” roots, artfully combining his loves of bluegrass and country, Stuart is also an art collector, photographer, author, producer (having last made a disc for actor Billy Bob Thornton), and president of the Country Music Foundation. Suffice it to say he’s not your average porch-pluckin’ redneck. And the man can play: He was a child prodigy and has become an award-winning (three Grammys, two BMI songwriting awards, and an International Bluegrass Music Association Award) singer, songwriter, and musician. As the notes fly off the fretboard, the wonderfully talented strummer straddles a fine line between tack and taste—maybe it’s the Nudie suits, or his so-called “glitterbilly” stylings. Stuart plays with Last Train Home at 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $25. (703) 549-7500. (Buzz McClain)