Marty Goes Back, To The Future

This appeared in Country Weekly - December 16, 1997

Marty Stuart says he's planning to record a concept album to celebrate the arrival of the new millennium. Tentatively called The Pilgrim, it will cover the past, present and future of country music, Marty told The Calgary Sun.

"I want it to be the kind of album that musically starts at the extreme roots--sitting on The Carter Family's front porch--and moves from there to bluegrass, to folk music, to rockabilly, to honky tonk, to hillbilly rock, to 21st century country music.

"You know the saying" 'You know where you're going a whole lot better if you know where you've been'?" I do think country is at a moment where is wouldn't hurt us at all to look back."

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