Marty Stuart, Nashville, Volume 1 To Hit Stores April 24, 2012

This appeared on The Boot - February 17, 2012

Marty Stuart and his band, the Fabulous Superlatives, are set to release Nashville, Volume 1: Tear the Woodpile Down on April 24. The ten-song collection, almost entirely written by Marty, is his second album for Sugar Hill Records. In addition to his band, Marty will feature a host of Music City luminaries, including musicians Buck Trent, Kenny Lovelace and Robbie Turner. Appearances from Hank Williams III and Lorrie Carter Bennett (of the Carter Family) on harmony vocals will add a touch of country music royalty to the project.

"I came to Nashville from the land of Jimmie Rodgers, looking for a place to belong inside the world of country music," says the Philadelphia, Miss., native who arrived in Music City on Labor Day weekend in 1972. "It was a country boy Hollywood, the air castle of the South, a dream factory."

Marty soon manufactured a stellar career for himself that included a string of hit singles and a hit TV show on RFD-TV.

"When I reconnected with traditional country music I found myself, my calling," he notes. "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 chapteNasr for it and to make sure that everybody understands that it's alive and well in the 21st century."

On April 28, Marty and the Fabulous Superlatives will launch the new album with a special show at the Franklin Theatre just south of Nashville. A longtime collector of country music artifacts, Marty also recently announced plans to build a museum in his Mississippi hometown to house his vast collection.

By Stephen L. Betts

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