Stuart readies music for April
Thursday, February 16, 2012
– Marty Stuart will release his second album for Sugar Hill Records, "Nashville, Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down" on April 24.
The 10-song collection, almost entirely written by Stuart, features his touring band The Fabulous Superlatives. Buck Trent, Kenny Lovelace and Robbie Turner are joined by Hank Williams III and Lorrie Carter Bennett (The Carter Family) on harmony vocals to fill out the cast.
"When I reconnected with traditional country music I found myself, my calling," said Stuart. "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. 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."
"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. Mission accomplished. Today, the most outlaw thing you can possibly do in Nashville, Tennessee is play country music."
Tour dates are:
Feb. 17 Duncan, OK Ropin A Dream Gala and Concert
Feb. 18 Miami, OK Buffalo Run Casino
March 9 Newport, KY Newport Syndicate
March 10 Cartersville, GA The Grand Theatre
March 16 Alto , NM Spencer Theatre
March 28 Durango, CO Fort Lewis College Concert Hall
March 29 Macon , GA Ocotillo Performing Arts Center
March 30 Prescott, AZ Yavapai College Performance Hall
March 31 Chandler, AZ Chandler Center For The Arts
April 7 Conroe, TX Crighton Theater Sounds of Texas Music
April 21 River Forest, IL Dominican University Performing Arts Center
April 22 Viroqua, WI The Temple Theatre
April 28 Franklin, TN Franklin Theatre
April 29 Wilkesboro, NC MerleFest
May 25 Maryville, TN The Shed
May 26 Big Stone Gap, VA Gathering Of The Gap Festival
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