33rd CMA Awards - Vocal Event Of The Year

This appeared in Country Weekly - September 21, 1999

"Same Old Train"

The stage is going to get mighty crowded on CMA night if "Same Old Train" wins the Vocal Event of the Year award. The Marty Stuart song was sung by an all-star cast that included Earl Scruggs, Patty Loveless, Dwight Yoakam, Clint Black, Pam Tillis, Emmylou Harris, Merle Haggard and others for the Tribute To Tradition album.

"That's what happens when you call several hundred of your closest friends to sing on a six-minute country song," says Marty with a laugh. "It's an honor to be nominated, but I want to win. After all," he cracks, "I need a new CMA award. My other one [1992's Vocal Event trophy for 'This One's Gonna Hurt You [For A Long, Long Time),' which he shared with Travis Tritt] is getting old."

The Tribute To Tradition album features some of today's top stars covering classic country hits. "Same Old Train," a song that Marty actually wrote, was a fitting finale to the record, connecting country's past to its future.

"The truth of country music, the real stuff, will prevail," says Marty, "generation after generation."

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