Marty Stuart's List of Music You Should Hear

This appeared on - July 13, 2005

President of the Country Music Foundation for six years and a member of the bands of Lester Flatt and Johnny Cash, Marty Stuart is a platinum-selling musician in his own right. In 2005, he founded Superlatone Records, an imprint of Universal South. Its first three releases will be his own Soul's Chapel ("Mississippi gospel"), Live at the Ryman (a bluegrass concert recorded in 2003), and Badlands ("a journey through the past, present, and future of the Native American people in and around Pine Ridge, South Dakota"). We asked him to share the music he loved with his fans and Amazon customers, and were thrilled when he sent us this list.

Marty Stuart's List of Music You Should Hear

Pray On, My Child, the Staple Singers
Want to go to heaven?

At Folsom Prison, Johnny Cash
Want to go to hell?

Badlands, Marty Stuart
Want to go to an Indian reservation?

Come On In, R.L. Burnside
Want to go to the Mississippi Delta?

Anything by Sister Rosetta Tharpe
[Among her albums available on are The Original Soul Sister and The Gospel of Blues]
Want to go to church?

Van Lear Rose, Loretta Lynn
Want to hear rock & roll and country music successfully collide?

Fair and Square, John Prine
Want to hear how a real songwriter does it?

Live @ The Fillmore, Lucinda Williams
Want to hear a woman pour out her heart?

Hard Again [Expanded], Muddy Waters
Want to hear an M.A.N. preach the blues?

Put the "O" Back in Country, Shooter Jennings
Want to hear a modern-day hillbilly band rip it up?

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