**NOTE: This contest is now closed. We will announce the ten winners and share Marty's answers to your questions as soon as we receive them. Thank you to everyone who entered.
Everyone's always talking about how we can possibly distinguish between contemporary country music and whatever Americana/roots/alt-country/outlaw/indie music is. Marty Stuart summed it up pretty well when he said, "The most outlaw thing you can do in Nashville, Tennessee, today is play country music."
The man had a point.
This week, he releases a ten-song collection celebrating his career and the music he loves - songs written and performed by Marty and his band, the Fabulous Superlatives.
According to the press release:
"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.
To honor this new release, we'd like you to give you an opportunity to listen to the free stream of the album below, courtesy of the fine folks at Sugar Hill Records.
But that's not all.
We also want you to interview Marty Stuart and enter for a chance to win one of ten free copies of his new album Nashville, Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down.
How can you enter? You know the drill:
Add a comment on this post with your question for Marty Stuart. You have one week to enter. Then, Marty will choose ten questions, we'll post his answers, and each of the ten folks whose questions were chosen will win an autographed copy of Marty's new CD.
Entry questions must be posted as comments on this post. To comment on this post, scroll to the bottom of this page and add your question/comment in the comment field. Comments posted as separate blog posts, or via Twitter or Facebook, will not be counted in the contest.
All entry comments must be posted between now and next Monday, April 30, 2012 at 11:59 pm PST. Anyone is welcome to enter but the CD prize can only be shipped to a U.S. address.
Now for the music: