Marty Stuart interview contest and free album stream of 'Nashville Volume 1: Tear the Woodpile Down'

**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.  

Good luck! 

Now for the music:

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Comment by jack ripple on April 24, 2012 at 8:16am

As the steward of guitars such as the Fender Telecaster 'Clarence' , I think it's fantastic that you have chosen to play them rather than just keep them locked away as an investment.  Have you been fortunate to find any more of these special instruments recently?  And perhaps could you tell us a story of how you came to own one of you favorites?  Thank you!!         

Comment by Jimmy Anderson on April 24, 2012 at 8:21am

As a 45 year old long time musician that's only recently started writing, what specific tips would you give me? How do you (you personally) dig down and "get it?" Thanks!

Comment by Elizabeth O'Connell-Thompson on April 24, 2012 at 8:39am

Thank you so much for sharing! Do you think that the decline of country music's popularity without any sub-genre tags attached is because the quality of popular musicians has gone down, or is it just that tastes have changed in general?

Comment by jeanne on April 24, 2012 at 8:52am

What is the one deciding thing  that makes you know what songs to put on a new release and which song touches you more than any other that you have done?

Comment by Jerry Jackson on April 24, 2012 at 9:28am


What is it like being married to the Great Connie Smith?

Comment by Dirty Roots Radio on April 24, 2012 at 9:35am

Who do you have on your fantasy wish-list of collaborators - past or present - that would really surprise us?

Comment by Jon Itkin on April 24, 2012 at 9:41am

Marty, what advice would you offer to a younger musician who wants to keep traditional country alive and well into the 21st century?

Comment by Adam Lopez on April 24, 2012 at 9:54am

I think you're latest album and your previous (Ghost Train) are your best works yet. How much credit do you give to the Fabulous Superlatives for their inspiration and influence on your work, and also, who do you see as the next keeper of the flame? Thanks Marty, love ya sir!

Comment by Ron E. Dillon on April 24, 2012 at 9:59am

Marty, when you and the band get together to rehearse songs for the TV show, how do you go about choosing songs to play? 

Comment by todd sharp on April 24, 2012 at 10:03am

Marty, if you could have only one album to listen to for the rest of your life, what would it be?


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