Here's what the fans are saying about Compadres: An Anthology of Duets

"This CD is amazing!! Marty and others have really outdone themselves! Loretta and Marty were just superb!!!" -- A. Thomas (Georgia)

"Another great record from Marty Stuart. I used to think Marty was blessed to know and to perform with so many of the great artists of country music. Now I think they are blessed to be able to perform with Marty. He truly is a one of the greats of country music. Now I am blessed to hear Marty with Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Travis Tritt, Connie Smith, George Jones, BB King, Del McCoury, Loretta Lynn, Lester Flatt and his Fabulous Superlatives. Love the pictures and the notes included also." -- Virginia J. Pierce (Leesburg, FL)

"The songs on this album are almost all on other albums that I already own. If you have a good collection of Marty Stuart's music, you can probably pass on this. The songs are all excellent and certainly show that Marty Stuart clearly enjoys music in many different styles and is quite versatile in performing with a wide variety of musicians." -- Kirstjen B. Lorenz (Chicago, IL)

"I had never purchased any Marty Stuart music and I was really impressed with the CD. I am mostly Bluegrass, hardly ever listen to country. The songs are so well done and it's a real taste of every type of music. I am really glad I bought this." -- Tammy M. Blizzard (Massanutten, VA)

"Any one who loves music will find something on this CD to enjoy. There's a reason it is #1 on the Americana chart this week !! It shows the whole 'Marty Party' spectrum from fantastic instrumentals to blues, to ballads, to love songs, to classic country; and does it with a superb lineup of 'compadres'." -- L. J. Martin (La Feria, TX)

"From the very talented and major country music artist Marty Stuart, comes his new addition in Compadres: An Anthology of Duets! This is a wonderful CD with many special guests who join Marty for what I believe to be one of his BEST musical ventures to date. You will not find a bad song on the entire disc, with a spectacular variety and assortment of different types of music. A must buy for the Marty Stuart or Country Music Fan!!" -- Steve McDowell (Lebanon, TN)

"Just another fantastic CD from Marty Stuart! If you are fan of any of these artists individually, you'll love this CD. It will stay in my player for a long, long time." -- Dennis F. Moore (Arkansas)

"This disc pulls together fourteen duets Stuart recorded for a variety of projects over his three decades in country music. Although the broad timeframe leaves this album without the coherency of a purpose-built duets anthology, the advantages are many. The genesis in different projects translates to a lack of similarity and gives each duet an individual identity. Better yet, since Stuart wasn't hosting a parade of guests in the studio (or worse, finding time to patch together duets via tape), he's invested in finding a unique approach to each piece. The collection's earliest recording finds the 15-year-old Stuart burning down the house with his mandolin with Lester Flatt's band on a cover of "Rawhide." His instrumental skills are again displayed for an intricately picked rendition of "John Henry" that pits his mandolin against Earl Scruggs' mighty banjo. He pairs smoothly with Merle Haggard for the pleading "Farmer's Blues," rears back with a holler to match up with Johnny Cash on a 1992 take of "Doin' My Time," and finds some low notes to go toe-to-toe with George Jones on "One Woman Man." A pair of previously unreleased tracks include "Will You Visit me on Sunday," with Loretta Lynn, and an acoustic cover of The Who's "I Can See For Miles and Miles" with Old Crow Medicine Show. The former works nicely (though perhaps not as nicely as Lynn's original with Conway Twitty), while the latter is a messy translation to acoustic string-band music. Better are the tight bluegrass of Stuart and Del McCoury on the hymn "Let Us Travel, Travel On." and the slow and soulful "Move Along Train" sung with Mavis Staples. Stuart's hit duet with Travis Tritt, "The Whiskey Ain't Working" is also here. This is a nice collection for Stuart's fans, pulling together a variety of performances from a large number of original sources." -- Redtunictroll

"I was finally able to get the latest Marty Stuart disc out of my car so I could add some to the car playlist. The Compadres record on Superlatone is an anthology of duets most of which have previously been released. However there are a couple of new tracks and you may not have all of the others because they have appeared many different places. So I would rate this a must have collection. I am adding three songs today. Those are "Rawhide" (with a teen Marty on the mandolin), "Crying, Waiting, Hoping" - yes the Buddy Holly classic with Steve Earle and "Let Us Travel, Travel On" with the timeless Del McCoury adding some high lonesome to the track. I enjoyed this compilation - my initial listen was over before I knew it. A sign of a great record. Go get it." -- The Cosmic American

"The great Marty Stuart singing with everyone from Johnny Cash and Steve Earle to B.B. King and Mavis Staples, all in one spot." -- from an online blog

"I can't wait to hear this. Marty is always making a statement, always sharing a different facet of his talent. He is such a deep artist. Such a genius. Don't tell him I said that, cause it'll go to his head, and his hair is too big already." -- Pam Tillis

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