Marty Stuart will release his latest album, Nashville, Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down, on April 24. The second release from Marty on Sugar Hill Records, the project will include 10 songs (almost entirely written by Marty) and feature his touring band, The Fabulous Superlatives. Hank Williams III and Lorrie Carter Bennett of The Carter Family contribute guest vocals.
“I came to Nashville from the land of Jimmie Rodgers, looking for a place, a place to belong inside the world of country music,” Marty said. “It was a country boy Hollywood, the air castle of the South, a dream factory.”
After a decade of hits and reaching hillbilly stardom, Marty has come full circle, returning to his traditional country music roots. “When I reconnected with traditional country music I found myself, my calling,” he said. “The kind that is timeless, beautiful, beyond trend, the empowering force, the reflection of a people and a culture. The kind of country music that the working man and scholars alike call home.”
Marty has made it a point to preserve country music with a collection of country music memorabilia and treasures which currently tours the country. He also has his Marty Stuart Show, providing a place for some of Nashville’s traditionalist artists to perform on a nationally syndicated program.
“The job seemed to be to champion it, love it, protect it, care for its people, attempt to write a new chapter for it and to make sure that everybody understands that it’s alive and well in the 21st century,” Marty said. “When I first came to Nashville, the most outlaw thing you could possibly do around here was to take country music and blow it up into rock & roll. Today, the most outlaw thing you can possibly do in Nashville, Tennessee is play country music.”
Marty will play several shows in support of his new music. See www.martystuart.net for more information and a complete list of tour dates.