Marty Stuart Mines Historic Studio For "B" CD
|This appeared on GAC-TV.com - May 12, 2010|
Marty Stuart was barely 14 when he took part in a recording session for the first time, and he revisited his past rather appropriately in cutting the 14th studio album of his career, Ghost Train (The Studio B Sessions).
Due Aug. 24, the project combined Martys love for traditional country music with his appreciation of historic pieces of the genres past. Hes noted for his collection of old stage outfits and instruments, and RCA Studio B is one of the ultimate historic locations in Nashville. It was not only the site of Martys first session, with Country Music Hall of Famer Lester Flatt, but it also spawned such hits as Bobby Bares Detroit City, Dolly Partons Coat Of Many Colors, Skeeter Davis The End Of The World and Elvis Presleys Are You Lonesome To-night?
Martys wife, Grand Ole Opry star Connie Smith, also recorded her initial hit Once A Day at Studio B, and she joined Marty on Ghost Train in a duet they co-wrote, I Run To You. Marty also recorded a a remake of the Ray Price single Crazy Arms, the classic-country Warner Mack song The Bridge Washed Out and a song he co-wrote with Johnny Cash just four days before the Man in Blacks death.
What inspires me now is traditional country music, Marty says. Its the music I most cherish, the culture in which I was raised. Its the bedrock upon which the empire of country music is built, the empowering force that provides this genre with lasting credibility. Its beyond trends, and its timeless. With all that being said, I found traditional country music to be on the verge of extinction. Its too precious to let slip away. I wanted to attempt to write a new chapter.
In the meantime, Marty visits another historic location when he hosts his annual Late Night Jam June 9, 2010 at Nashvilles Ryman Auditorium. Known as the Mother Church of Country Music, the Ryman was the venue in which Marty first played the Opry during his tenure in Lesters band. Revenues from the Jam will be funneled into flood relief. Guests announced thus far include Keith Urban, Connie Smith, Ronnie Milsap, Elvira songwriter Dallas Frazier, Ballad Of A Teenage Queen author Jack Clement, steel guitarist Ralph Mooney and the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band.
By Tom Roland
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