Marty Stuart will release a traditional country album Ghost Train (The Studio B Sessions) on August 24, 2010. With his 14th studio album, Stuart steadily continues to lead the charge in preserving the roots, culture and history of traditional country music.
"What inspires me now is traditional country music." says Stuart. "It's the music I most cherish, the culture in which I was raised. It's the bedrock upon which the empire of country music is built, the empowering force that provides this genre with lasting credibility. It's beyond trends and it's timeless. With all that being said, I found traditional country music to be on the verge of extinction. It's too precious to let slip away. I wanted to attempt to write a new chapter."
That new chapter is Ghost Train (The Studio B Sessions) which includes such unmitigated country staples as the male-female duet (the gorgeous, heartfelt "I Run To You," written and sung with Connie Smith), the chugging bluesy -- and spooky -- fellow Mississippian Jimmie Rodgers-like train song "Ghost Train Four-Oh-Ten," steel guitar driven, hardcore heartbreak ballads such as "A World Without You," and "Drifting Apart," and a no-flinching directness is front and center in the premier of "Hangman," a pointed, harrowing tale of an executioner's job and life that Stuart co-wrote with Johnny Cash just four days before the Man in Black passed away.