Marty Stuart Tears The Woodpile Down | April 24th

Article Contributed by Sugar Hill Records | Published on Thursday, February 16, 2012

GRAMMY-winner and American music icon Marty Stuart will release his second album for Sugar Hill Records entitled Nashville, Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down on April 24th.  The ten song collection, almost entirely written by Marty, features his touring band of musical missionaries The Fabulous Superlatives.  Nashville staples Buck Trent, Kenny Lovelace, and Robbie Turner are joined by country music royalty Hank Williams III and Lorrie Carter Bennett (The Carter Family) on harmony vocals to fill out the cast.

Marty Stuart arrived in Nashville on Labor Day weekend, 1972.  “I came to Nashville from the land of Jimmie Rodgers, looking for a place, a place to belong inside the world of country music.  It was a country boy Hollywood, the air castle of the South, a dream factory.”  40 years, a decade worth of hits and a full round of hillbilly stardom later, Stuart has hillbilly rocked himself back to the bosom of traditional country music.

“When I reconnected with traditional country music I found myself, my calling,” says Stuart. “The kind that is timeless, beautiful, beyond trend, the empowering force, the reflection of a people and a culture.  The kind of country music that the working man and scholars alike call home.  The job seemed to be to champion it, love it, protect it, care for its people, attempt to write a new chapter for it and to make sure that everybody understands that it’s alive and well in the 21st century.”  Stuart has done that with his acclaimed collection of country music memorabilia and treasures which currently tours across the country, and with his Marty Stuart Show on RFD TV which provides a platform for some of Nashville’s classic artists to perform on a nationally syndicated program.

“When I first came to Nashville . . . the most outlaw thing you could possibly do around here was to take country music and blow it up into rock & roll.  Mission accomplished!  Today, the most outlaw thing you can possibly do in Nashville, Tennessee is play country music.”  With Tear The Woodpile Down, the latest chapter in the Marty Stuart story, he’s doing just that.  To read Marty’s musical journey in his own words click here.

2012 Tour Dates
2012-02-17 - Duncan, OK - Ropin A Dream Gala and Concert
2012-02-18 - Miami, OK - Buffalo Run Casino
2012-03-09 - Newport, KY - Newport Syndicate
2012-03-10 - Cartersville, GA - The Grand Theatre
2012-03-16 - Alto , NM - Spencer Theatre
2012-03-28 - Durango, CO - Fort Lewis College Concert Hall
2012-03-29 - Macon , GA - Ocotillo Performing Arts Center
2012-03-30 - Prescott, AZ - Yavapai College Performance Hall
2012-03-31 - Chandler, AZ - Chandler Center For The Arts
2012-04-07 - Conroe, TX - Crighton Theater - Sounds of Texas Music
2012-04-21 - River Forest, IL - Dominican University - Performing Arts Center
2012-04-22 - Viroqua, WI - The Temple Theatre
2012-04-28 - Franklin, TN - Franklin Theatre
2012-04-29 - Wilkesboro, NC - Merlefest
2012-05-25 - Maryville, TN - The Shed
2012-05-26 - Big Stone Gap, VA - Gathering Of The Gap Festival