Marty Stuart to release traditional country album
Marty Stuart has made an album of traditional country music that includes a song he wrote with Johnny Cash days before Cash died.
Ghost Train (the Studio B Sessions), released on August 23, will be Stuart’s 14th studio album. It was recorded in RCA Studio B in Nashville, where Stuart’s first ever recording session took place when he was 13 and playing mandolin for Lester Flatts.
“Studio B has a profound pedigree; it’s where so much of American music’s legacy was forged, certainly country music’s,” said Stuart. “It seemed to me that in order to authentically stage a brand new traditional country music record we should bring it back to the scene of the crime.”
The new album includes “I Run to You”, written and sung with Connie Smith, the train song “Ghost Train Four-Oh-Ten” and the song written with Cash, “Hangman”, the tale of an executioner’s life.
“What inspires me now is traditional country music,” said Stuart. “It’s the music I most cherish, the culture in which I was raised … It’s too precious to let slip away. I wanted to attempt to write a new chapter.