Marty Stuart Announces First New Album In Six Years, ‘Altitude,’ Out May 19
Country Music Hall of Famer and AMA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Marty Stuart has announced his new album, Altitude. It will be released on May 19 via Snakefarm.
The announcement of his first new album in more than six years finds Stuart on the heels of a string of professional and personal achievements in an already unprecedented career. Late last year, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives were inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and he celebrated his 50th year in Nashville and 30th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member.
Recorded in Nashville with his longtime band The Fabulous Superlatives—Kenny Vaughan, Harry Stinson and Chris Scruggs—the collection finds Stuart picking up where he left off on 2017’s Way Out West, exploring a cosmic country landscape populated by dreamers and drifters, misfits and angels, honky-tonk heroes and lonesome lovers.
Stuart commemorated the announcement with the release of the album’s title track “Altitude” along with a visualizer for their previously released single “Country Star.”
“I’ve been quoted as saying the most outlaw thing you can possibly do in Nashville, Tennessee, these days is to play country music. It can be done,” Stuart explains. “On Altitude, there’s twin fiddles, steel guitar, and the legendary Pig Robbins playing piano on what turned out to be one of his last recording sessions.
“The song is a reminder to me, and to anyone else still interested, that there’s a few of us out here who still know how to make authentic country music. I have an absolute belief that there’s a world of people out there who still love it, as my wife Connie Smith says it’s the ‘cry of the heart,’ Harlan Howard said ‘it’s’ three chords and the truth’—that’s country music.”
Stuart and his band are set to embark on a coast-to-coast tour that kicks off on Feb. 9 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with a performance at Stagecoach Music Festival on April 29. This summer, he will hit the road with Chris Stapleton for a run of dates. Tickets are on sale now, with more dates to be announced later this year.
Altitude is now available for pre-order.
1) Lost Byrd Space Train (Scene 1)
2) Country Star
3) Sitting Alone
4) A Friend Of Mine
8) The Sun Is Quietly Sleeping
9) Lost Byrd Space Train (Scene 2)
10) Night Riding
12) Time To Dance
13) The Angels Came Down
14) Lost Byrd Space Train (Epilogue)
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