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Marty Stuart Announces US Tour, Shares Video for “Torpedo”

Five time GRAMMY-winner Marty Stuart today announces a headlining US tour in support of his forthcoming album Way Out West, out March 10 on Superlatone. The tour includes stops in Charleston, Orlando, Birmingham, New York City, Knoxville, and St. Louis (full dates below, with additional dates to be announced). Tickets for this tour will go on sale on Friday, March 3rd at 10 AM EST and you can find them here.

Marty Stuart shared his new music video for “Torpedo,” a rollicking instrumental track off Way Out West, this morning via Guitar World. The video strings together behind-the-scenes photos taken during the creation of Way Out West, and provides a glimpse into Stuart’s studio process. Watch the video for “Torpedo” here.

Marty Stuart also premiered the video for his new single, “Way Out West,” on Billboard. The video follows a trip, in more than one sense of the word, through the Mojave Desert as narrated by Stuart, and captures his fascination with the American West, specifically the promised land of California. Read Billboard’s interview with Marty Stuart, and watch his new video for “Way Out West” here.

Los Angeles’ GRAMMY Museum will welcome Marty Stuart to their intimate 200-seat Clive Davis Theater on Monday, February 27, 2017. The night will include an acoustic performance and in-depth conversation with Marty Stuart on his forthcoming California-inspired 18th album, Way Out West, hosted by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares. Tickets can be purchased here. That same week in New York City, Stuart will appear at Housing Work’s long running benefit concert series, Live From Home, on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The night will feature an intimate solo performance and a conversation about Stuart’s work. Tickets are available here. Marty Stuart is also currently on tour (dates below, with more to be announced soon), and you can find tickets here.

Marty Stuart will release Way Out West, his 18th studio album, on March 10 on Superlatone, and it will be available on CD, vinyl, and digitally here. The album was conceived as a love letter by one of Country music’s living legends, who has played with everyone from Cash to Lester Flatt, to the American West. “If you go and sit by yourself in the middle of the Mojave Desert at sundown and you’re still the same person the next morning when the sun comes up, I’d be greatly surprised,” says Stuart. “It is that spirit world of the West that enchants me.”

Way Out West’s first single “Whole Lotta Highway (With A Million Miles To Go)” premiered on SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country (Channel 60) and Rolling Stone Country and you can listen to it here.

Produced by Mike Campbell (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), and featuring the Fabulous Superlatives –guitarist Kenny Vaughan, drummer Harry Stinson and new member, bassist Chris Scruggs– Marty’s longtime band, which NPR Music said could “melt your heart with four-part harmonies, rock your bones with honky tonk, and dazzle you with picking worthy of their name,” Way Out West is a cinematic tour-de-force. Listeners can feel the warmth of those desert winds over the album’s 15 tracks, a collection of newly written originals, instrumentals and rare covers like the Benny Goodman-penned “Air Mail Special,” and “Lost on the Desert,” once recorded by Johnny Cash. “I asked Johnny about that song when I was in his band,” says Stuart, “and he said the only thing he remembered about it was changing some words. ‘Way Out West’ just as easily could have been titled ‘Lost on the Desert’.”

Growing up in Philadelphia, Mississippi, Stuart was taken by the mystique of the Golden State: the culture, the movies and especially the music. “Everything that came out of California captivated my kid mind in Mississippi,” says Stuart. As such, the album could only be recorded in California, and Way Out West was tracked between the famed Capitol Records, which birthed iconic albums like the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds and the country-rock of Glen Campbell’s Wichita Lineman, and producer Mike Campbell’s M.C. Studio, where much of the early Heartbreakers music was recorded. Said Campbell about producing Stuart’s new record: “Working with Marty and the Superlatives was a blast, and it was fast! My role was easy, just set up the sound and let them play. Great guitars, great grooves, great vocals, they just have it all. This record is one of my favorite things I have ever been involved with.” The new album, with its atmospheric production and primal rock & roll energy, evokes classics like Marty Robbins’ Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs and Cash’s The Fabulous Johnny Cash, one of the first albums Stuart ever owned. While other artists chased popular trends in the name of radio play, Stuart formed complete bodies of work. Way Out West is just the latest embodiment of that creative mission.

Marty Stuart is a five time GRAMMY-winner, platinum recording artist, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the Americana Music Association, Grand Ole Opry star, country music archivist, photographer, musician, and songwriter. Since starting out singing gospel as a child, Stuart has spent over four decades celebrating American roots music. His teenage years on tour with bluegrass legend Lester Flatt in the ’70s were followed by six years in Johnny Cash’s band in the ’80s, and a chart-topping tenure as a solo artist in the ’90s. Stuart hosts a Late Night Jam at The Ryman, a yearly tradition which kicks off the CMA Music Festival, with recent guests including Dolly Parton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Neko Case, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris, Dan Auerbach and many more.

Way Out West Tracklist:
1. Desert Prayer- Part I
2. Mojave
3. Lost On The Desert
4. Way Out West
5. El Fantasma Del Toro
6. Old Mexico
7. Time Don’t Wait
8. Quicksand
9. Air Mail Special
10. Torpedo
11. Please Don’t Say Goodbye
12. Whole Lotta Highway (With A Million Miles To Go)
13. Desert Prayer – Part II
14. Wait For The Morning
15. Way Out West (Reprise)

Marty Stuart Tour Dateshttp://www.martystuart.net/events
February 27 /// Los Angeles /// Grammy Museum ^
March 1 /// New York, NY /// Housing Works ^
March 10 /// Dublin, Ireland /// C2C Festival @ 3Arena
March 11 /// Glasgow, Scotland /// C2C Festival @ Clyde Auditorium
March 12 /// London, England /// C2C Festival @ O2 Arena
March 17 /// French Lick, IN /// French Lick Resort Event Center
March 18 /// Stoughton, WI /// Stoughton Opera House
March 19 /// Eau Claire, WI /// State Theatre
March 23 /// Newport, KY /// The Southgate House
March 24 /// Nashville, TN /// Ryman +
March 25 /// Nashville, TN /// Ryman +
March 28 /// McMinville , TN/// Bluegrass Underground
April 6 /// Indianapolis, IN /// Hifi
April 7 /// Milwaukee, WI /// The Raver Bar
April 8 /// Louisville, KY /// Headliners
April 9 /// Chicago, IL /// Thalia Hall
April 11 /// Minneapolis, MN /// Fine Line
April 19 /// Cleveland, OH /// Beachland Ballroom
April 20 /// Buffalo, NY ///  The Tralf Music Hall
April 22 /// Stafford Springs, CT /// Palace Theatre
April 23 /// Phoenixville, PA /// Colonial Theatre
April 25 /// Cambridge, MA /// The Sinclair
April 26 /// New York, NY /// Bowery Ballroom
April 28 /// Mt Tabor, NJ /// At The Tabernacle
April 29 /// Alexandria, VA /// The Birchmere
April 30 /// Wilkesboro, NC /// Merlefest
May 3 /// Charleston, SC /// Charleston Music Hall
May 4 /// Orlando, FL /// The Social
May 5/// Birmingham, AL /// The Lyric
May 6 /// Knoxville, TN /// The Bijou Theatre
May 11 /// St Louis, MO /// Off Broadway
May 12 /// Kansas City, MO /// Folly Theatre
May 13 /// Denver, CO /// Oriental Theater
May 28 /// Cumberland, MD /// DelFest
June 7 /// Nashville, TN /// Late Night Jam @ Ryman Auditorium
June 17 /// Hunter Mountain, NY /// Mountain Jam
June 23 /// Bremen, GA /// Mill Theatre
+  supporting Steve Miller Band
^ acoustic performance
(More Dates To Be Announced)

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