Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville Inks Marty Stuart

This appeared on Elites TV - July 21, 2005

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville announced today that the company has signed a publishing agreement with country music icon Marty Stuart.

Woody Bomar, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville’s Sr. VP and GM of Creative Services, commented on the signing: "Marty must be the youngest person in this business you could describe as a living legend. He is a wealth of incredible talent on so many levels and is truly a renaissance man. It is exciting for us to be working with him."

A Grammy-winning vocalist and instrumentalist, hit songwriter and producer, Stuart is a stalwart supporter of traditional country music. He's made lasting music as a front-man and in collaboration with virtually every major roots-country figure of his era, from Doc Watson to Emmylou Harris. He's produced records for some of the finer if less famous old-school country artists working today, and he's had his songs recorded by many of the biggest names in the business. Most conspicuously, his energetic enthusiasm for creativity and culture has overflowed music and into impressive bodies of work as a photographer, writer, collector and arts executive.

Stuart has received BMI Country Awards for writing or co-writing such hits as "Little Things," "Now That's Country," "Tempted," "This One's Gonna Hurt You (For a Long, Long Time)," and "The Whiskey Ain't Workin' Anymore." He also earned BMI Million-Air certificates for each of these songs.

In May, Universal South Records announced the launching of Superlatone Records, an imprint label to exist as an on-going home for musical and cultural offerings from the prolific artist. The first project will be the August 30, 2005, release of Souls’ Chapel, a collection that Stuart terms 'Mississippi gospel.' Subsequent scheduled music releases shall include Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives Live at the Ryman, a live recording that documents a concert Stuart and his band gave in July 2003, and Badlands, which addresses Stuart's long-held interest in the lives of Native Americans.

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