MARTY STUART SHARES COVER OF WAYLON JENNINGS "THIS TIME"
FIFTH SINGLE OFF SONGS I SING IN THE DARK
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Today, Marty Stuart shares his new cover of Waylon Jennings’ “This Time” the fifth track off
Songs I Sing In The Dark, a collection of songs recorded acoustically at Marty's former home outside of Nashville. Watch the video for “This Time" here.
Stuart shares about the song:
There was a time in Nashville when the term outlaw had a fresh fire of relevance about it. The word represented independence, forward musical thinking, but ultimately the term personified artistic freedom. Tompall Glaser’s studio was known around town as “Hillbilly Central”. The place was stocked with a 24/7 collection of colorful characters and was considered ground zero for the burgeoning outlaw movement. However, it was a street on Nashville’s West End called Elliston Place that served as the playground for “Hillbilly Central’s” cast of characters. That’s where I fell into the parade in early 1974. Waylon was the pope, and he was indeed the reigning king of the telecaster cowboys. Elliston Place at that moment in time was Music City’s remnant version of Paris in the twenties. Bohemian’s, writers, photographers, pickers, poets, stars, moguls, and free spirits of every denomination drifted up and down the street at night, hitting all of the nightspots with giddy ease. The music the outlaws were making on Music Row seemed to be a direct reflection of the Elliston Place circus. As of those early days of 1974, the Waylon and Willie thing had not quite exploded into the mainstream as of yet, although you could feel the earth beginning to rumble in that direction.
Waylon had a grouping of songs he recorded during those times that I’ve always considered to be his very finest. I always thought of them as his corridor songs that ushered him up to his superstardom status. Those songs drew a line in the dirt and dared anybody to cross them. “Lonesome Ornery and Mean,” “Rambling Man,” “Ladies Love Outlaws,” and “The Taker” are good examples. Everybody has their favorite Waylon song, but the one that caused me to raise my fist in the air and proclaim my allegiance to the revolution was 1974’s “This Time.” The song is 2:26 of splendor. The coolest of them all, just like old Waymore.
Marty Stuart will share a new song from the album a month, alongside a personal statement about each song’s importance, both personally and in the context of country music. Stuart said of his new collection, “The title tells the story. I have a long line of songs that range from obscure, originals, to favorites from various musical worlds that I often sing to myself when I’m alone. Until recently, I had never formally made a list of all the titles. When I did, I saw in those titles so many great songs that need to be remembered and passed down. There was a mighty congregation of names of profound songwriters whose presence and lyrics are to be cherished. And, looking into those songs I could hear the music of those brilliant musicians, arrangers, and singers who brought those tunes to life, and gave the world reason to love them. In the wake of these revelations, I was inspired to finally go to work on the idea of Songs I Sing in the Dark.”
Marty Stuart will be on the road in 2021. Full tour dates below and tickets are available here.
Recently, The Country Music Association announced the induction of Marty Stuart into the Country Music Hall of Fame’s class of 2020 in the Modern Era Artist category. Stuart is inducted alongside Dean Dillon (Songwriter Category) and Hank Williams Jr. (Veterans Era Artist). “It is the ultimate honor in Country Music,” says Stuart. “I’m so honored to be included in this class and I’m honored to be included alongside Hank Jr. and Dean Dillon. I love those people. To be officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame is beyond words. I’m usually not at a loss for words.” Details regarding a formal induction ceremony for Dillon, Stuart and Williams will be released as information is available. Full information about the class of 2020 inductees is available on the CMA site.
Stuart is currently raising funds and awareness for The Marty Stuart Congress of Country Music (MSCCM) in Philadelphia, Mississippi which will celebrate the rich cultural heritage of country music through live musical performance and educational programming. This tribute to the culture and rural ethics of America will be presented in a world-class country music museum and performing arts center. Marty Stuart has assembled a collection that spans over 20,000 pieces to tell a rich, emotional, and personal story of the lives of our common heritage. The $30 million project will create a 50,000+ square foot campus featuring the historic and recently renovated Ellis Theater, a newly constructed museum, classrooms, a community hall, meeting and event space, and a rooftop performance venue. MSCCM will embrace the roots of country music in its educational curriculum and programming. Changing displays will include internationally travelled artifacts and memorabilia, photography, outsider/folk art and Native American crafts. These art forms represent country music’s history and foreshadow its future. Musical programming will feature both legendary stars and the emerging artists of tomorrow.
Marty Stuart is a five-time GRAMMY-winner, platinum recording artist, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the Americana Music Association, Grand Ole Opry star, country music archivist, photographer, musician, and songwriter. Since starting out singing gospel as a child, Stuart has spent over four decades celebrating American roots music. His teenage years on tour with bluegrass legend Lester Flatt in the ’70s were followed by six years in Johnny Cash’s band in the ’80s, and a chart-topping tenure as a solo artist in the ’90s.
Marty Stuart Tour Dates
Fri 30 July Adler Hall New York (NYC), NY, US
Sat 31 July Indian Ranch Amphitheatre Webster, MA, US
Sun 1 August Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT, US
Fri 20 August Strings Music Pavilion Steamboat Springs, CO, US
Sat 21 August Eccles Center Park City, UT, US
Thu 26 August Kessler Theater Dallas, TX, US
Fri 27 August Kessler Theater Dallas, TX, US
Sat 28 August The Heights Theater Houston, TX, US
Fri 10 September Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua Bayfield, WI, US
Sat 11 September Door Community Auditorium Fish Creek, WI, US
Thu 16 September Edmonds Center for the Arts Edmonds, WA, US
Fri 17 September Lincoln Theatre Center Mt. Vernon, WA, US
Sat 18 September Admiral Theatre Bremerton, WA, US
Sun 19 September Aladdin Theater Portland, OR, US
Tue 21 September Freight & Salvage Berkeley, CA, US
Wed 22 September Freight & Salvage Berkeley, CA, US
Thu 23 September Crest Theatre Sacramento, CA, US
Fri 24 September Crystal Bay Club Casino Crystal Bay, NV, US
Sat 25 September Uptown Theatre Napa Napa, CA, US
Thu 30 September Sunset Center Carmel, CA, US
Sat 30 October Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA, US
Thu 4 November Kenneth & Ramona Cherry Theater Columbia, TN, US
Thu 11 November Florida Theatre Jacksonville, FL, US
Thu 18 November Victory Theatre Evansville, IN, US
Fri 19 November Blue Gate Performing Arts Center Shipshewana, IN, US
Fri 17 December Walker Theatre Chattanooga, TN, US
Sat 15 January Gary & Laura Maurer Concert Hall Chicago, IL, US
Marty Stuart on the web:
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