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 Bill Long on April 24, 2012 at 3:40am

Great stuff and thanks for getting something out that sounds like good old country music. Q: What mix of music do you listen to?

Comment by Peter Christopherson on April 24, 2012 at 3:49am

Is it true you now own the orchard where Roy Orbison's house stood?

Comment by Martha Ann Brooks on April 24, 2012 at 5:10am

What present day influences help your music stay so relevant to a large, listening audience while retaining the sound of true country music?

Comment by Mike Moulton on April 24, 2012 at 5:22am

Will you and the Superlatives ever record a song with Carol Noonan? See you in Brownfield.

Comment by Amanda Rose on April 24, 2012 at 6:13am

When will you comeback to Australia?;-)

Comment by Jim Caparosa on April 24, 2012 at 6:39am

Why is it that country music has always seemed like a chapter or a novel of a person's life ? It has always seemed more real than any other type of music. What is the element in it that makes it sound that you are looking into that singer's soul.

Comment by Mando Lines on April 24, 2012 at 6:47am

Does Kenny Vaughan's subzero cool come from studied intentionality on his part, or is it just his natural state of being? 

Comment by Henry carrigan on April 24, 2012 at 6:49am

Thanks for the wonderful conversation with Eddie Stubbs on Monday night. You draw on a deep well of tradition for your songs, but who are the top three influences, other than Hank Williams, on your songwriting, and who are the biggest influences on your guitar playing?

Comment by Bill Hallock on April 24, 2012 at 7:13am

I used to think that if I could just get Merle to record ONE of my original songs, life would be perfect..... I have now changed my mind. YOU have become the Savior of true country music....... what do I  have to do to get you to listen to just one of my songs? To hear you and the guys do one of my songs on stage at the Ryman would be the dream of a lifetime.............

Comment by john smaron on April 24, 2012 at 7:31am

Marty, Who Were your musical influences while you were growing up and who would you like to work with in the future

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