Five time GRAMMY-winner Marty Stuart released Way Out West on March 10 on Superlatone. Stuart’s 18th studio release was conceived as a love letter to the promised land of California by one of Country music’s living legends, who has played with everyone from Johnny Cash to Lester Flatt. NPR Music proclaims: “Way Out West is Marty Stuart’s album-length paean to the myth and magic of the American West. It finds country’s stalwart neo-traditionalist turning cosmic cowboy for a journey through the Joshua trees, shadowy canyons and desert dreams that tantalize travelers with the promise of a golden shore on the other side.” Way Out West is available on CD, vinyl, and digitally here.
Listen to Way Out West on NPR First Listen: http://n.pr/2mdOow5
Marty Stuart also announced a headlining US tour in support of Way Out West. The tour includes stops in New York City, Chicago, Birmingham, Minneapolis, 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, 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. Read Billboard’s interview with Marty Stuart, and watch his new video for “Way Out West” here. The GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE will present Marty Stuart’s Way Out West, a new exhibit opening May 25, 2017, featuring artifacts celebrating the personal collection of Marty Stuart. Click here to see a video of Marty Stuart making the announcement backstage at the GRAMMY Museum.
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.