Artist: Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Release Date: May 19, 2023
In Their Words: “I’ve been quoted as saying the most outlaw thing you can possibly do in Nashville, TN, these days is to play country music. It can be done. 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.
“I’ve always loved songs that feel like old friends but still sound new and fresh. The beautiful thing about country music is that the blueprint Jimmie Rodgers laid down—rambling, gambling, sin, redemption, Heaven, Hell—it’s all just as relevant now as it ever was. It’s the human condition, and if you’re honest about it and you’ve got a real band around you, you can make something that’s uniquely yours and stands the test of time.” — Marty Stuart
Photo Credit: Alysse Gafkjen