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Marty Stuart returns home

Friday, April 2, 2010 – Marty Stuart is going back home again because he signed with Sugar Hill Records and is set to release a new studio album this summer. Stuart and the label have a history together that dates back 27 years, when his first solo album, "Busy Bee Cafe," came out on the label in 1982.

"Everyone here at Sugar Hill Records is excited to have Marty return to the label...it's very fitting since Sugar Hill released his solo debut many years ago," said Gary Paczosa, Vice President of A&R for Sugar Hill Records. "More than anything though, it's about this new record. It's an amazing piece of work...deep, thoughtful, soulful, rich and country. I can't wait for people to hear it."

"I found a building full of kindred spirits in the people at Sugar Hill Records," said Stuart. "I appreciate what they represent. For years. I've respected their support of American roots music and the arts. I admire the integrity of the Sugar Hill council."

"I have moved through a series of roots recordings in the past few years while working my way back home. Home being traditional country music," continued Stuart. "The new album, 'Ghost Train (The Studio B Sessions),' is the reflection of the lasting power of a genre and a culture in which I grew up in and love very much. Personally, this is a landmark project. To stand alongside of the Fabulous Superlatives and some of country music's most notable musicians in a room where so much of country music's legacy was forged is beyond words. This project represents a new chapter of life for me, the Superlatives, Studio B and traditional country music. I couldn't ask for more."

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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
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