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Country Music

Marty StuartAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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listen  1. A Satisfied Mind (Album Version)Marty Stuart 3:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Fool For Love (Album Version)Marty Stuart 4:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. If There Ain't There Ought'a Be (Album Version)Marty Stuart 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Here I Am (Album Version)Marty Stuart 3:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Sundown In Nashville (Album Version)Marty Stuart 3:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. By George (Album Version)Marty Stuart 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Farmer's Blues (Album Version)Marty Stuart and Merle Haggard 3:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Wishful Thinkin' (Album Version)Marty Stuart 3:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. If You Wanted Me Around (Album Version)Marty Stuart 2:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Too Much Month (At The End Of The Money) (Album Version)Marty Stuart 2:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Tip Your Hat (Album Version)Marty Stuart 4:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Walls Of A Prison (Album Version)Marty Stuart 4:31$0.99  Buy MP3 

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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 around 2:30 on the Thursday morning of Labor Day weekend 1972 when I first set foot in the city some refer to as the “Athens of the South.” I had ridden a Greyhound bus 430 miles from Philadelphia, Mississippi for what was supposed to be a ... Read more in Amazon's Marty Stuart Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 1, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B00009MGQQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #151,667 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

His country credibility long established by his tenures with Lester Flatt and Johnny Cash, Marty Stuart has always shown respect for the music's roots while also embracing the Nudie-suited, higher-the-hair-closer-to-God, show-biz attitude of a Porter Wagoner. On Country Music, his Columbia debut and first new album in four years, the chameleon-like Stuart has come up with a great, eclectic set of tunes and performances. He kicks things off in high style with "A Satisfied Mind," a cover of Wagoner's biggest hit, here given a rolling, Waylon Jennings-style arrangement. Stuart includes a respectful but nonetheless dead-on impersonation of the Man in Black on the lesser-known Cash tune "Walls of a Prison." On "Farmer's Blues," a new classic he penned with wife Connie Smith, it is hard to tell where Stuart leaves off and guest vocalist Merle Haggard begins--not a bad thing. What is more distinctive is the "Marty Party" good spirits he brings to honky-tonkers like "By George" and "Too Much Month (At the End of the Money)." Country Music does contain a few missteps: a heavy-handed (and botched) attempt at incorporating hip-hop into country ("If There Ain't There Ought'a Be") could have been more organic and he could have featured the vocal and instrumental accomplishments of his Fabulous Superlatives a bit more. Still, Stuart reminds us that country need not be "alt" to be exciting. --Michael Ross

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Traditional Country Triumph July 14, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Marty Stuart seems to be able to take traditional country music and present it in a modern setting without making it pop or rock like the vast majority of what is at the top of the country charts these days. First of all, his song selection is a great blend of old and new. "Farmer Blues" is the standout of this CD. But his remake of the Johnny Cash song "Walls of A Prison" is a very close second. "A Satisfied Man" starts the CD on a high note and the remainder of the tunes match that standard.
If this CD agrees with you ,take a look back at "The Pilgrim" which was criminally under-rated by the Nashville powers that be. That CD has to be Stuart's finest to date, if not one of the top recordings out of Nashville in quite a few years.
One look at Marty Stuart's resume and you will quickly understand why he can play traditional country better than anyone else in the younger generation. True country music will be heard as long as Marty Stuart keeps playing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars worst one yet? August 5, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Marty Stuart's last record, "The Pilgrim", was the best one he's created...this one may be the worst. There are a couple of solid songs on it..."Sundown in Nashville", the duet with Merle Haggard and "A Satisfied Mind". Everything is just plain old bad. Marty Stuart has really written some solid country songs in the past (This One's Gonna Hurt You), but the songwriting for this one was terrible for the most part. If he had a concert in town tomorrow night, I'd go see him because he is always entertaining...but it doesn't change the fact that this collection of songs is bad, bad, bad. If Marty's songwriting well has gone dry, he'd be better off making an album of covers of old country standards.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If Country Music Ain't This Good...It Ought To Be.... September 24, 2003
By Clint
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Marty follows up his opus "The Pilgrim" with a perfect blend of country-rock. Some will criticize that he did not follow up "The Pilgrim" with a more serious, reflective project. HOGWASH. The Pilgrim was a once in a lifetime experience. "Country Music" is Marty at his hillbilly rock best.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Country Music", Indeed! September 19, 2003
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Over the last decade or so, Marty Stuart has gone out of his way to keep the tradition that is country music alive and well. From museums to the presidency of various groups, photography to producing and writing for others, he's done it all. That's why it's so cool to see COUNTRY MUSIC materialize....Stuart's most complete, concise release to date. And it's not just the musical stylings of Stuart's 20+ year career that are's all country music. The wonder that is COUNTRY MUSIC is that Stuart is able to approach country sub-genres he hasn't attempted in the past - as well as those he has! - and master each and every one of them! The disc opens with a triple threat...first up is "A Satisfied Mind." I know I've heard this song before by someone else (I can't remember who, though!), but it doesn't matter; Stuart makes it his own. With an assured vocal and the sterling guitar riffs (both electric and steel) of Stuart, Kenny Vaughn and Robby Turner, the song is both forceful and heartfelt at the same time. "Fool For Love" could have just as easily been lifted off a Chris Isaak album. The instrumentation swirls around the melody as Stuart delivers one of his most romantic lead vocals to date. Cushioned by the heavenly backing vocals of Harry Stinson, Brian Glenn and Tom Douglas, this song is just flat out gorgeous! Up next is "If There Ain't There Ought'a Be." Picture country rap...really!...and it works! Practically rapping the verses and singing the chorus, Stuart ponders why some of the most logical "ought'a be's" don't exist. Toss in some banjo and fiddle and you have one of the best, most original, country singles this year! "Here I Am" is a bare-bones ode to accept a lover for what they are, warts and all. Country radio would be wise to jump on this track.... Read more ›
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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After all, he's one of the best singer/songwriter/guitarists/mandolin players in the business. He's also not a bad producer. And on this album, all his talents shine!
The album kicks off with "A Satisfied Mind," about how money can't bring you happiness. "Fool For Love" has a haunting sound to it, as does the superb and engaging "If You Wanted Me Around" and the moving Johnny Cash song "Walls of a Prison."
"If There Ain't There Oughta Be" is a good, upbeat song about how life SHOULD be like, but it doesn't really fit with the rest of this album. "Here I Am" is one of the highlights: a lowbeat ballad with "classic" written all over it. "Sundown In Nashville" is an upbeat song about broken dreams in music city.
"By George" is a hilarous rocker, while "Farmer's Blues" (featuring the always-great Merle Haggard) is about small-town life and a farmer's future. "Wishful Thinkin'" is engaging, while "Too Much Month (At the End of the Money)" is quirky and true to life. "Tip Your Hat" is a tribute to the great country players and the country folk who made them famous.
This CD sparkles and overflows with talent. Marty Stuart has struck again, creating an album for people who have seen a cow and work around them (i.e., country folk living in the country). This is a down-to-earth CD, about real life from a guy who's lived it. Marty Stuart's "Country Music" is an excellent album. Hell, the title says it all!
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5.0 out of 5 stars UP TO HIS HIGH STANDARDS
I just recently purchased this cd even though it came out in 2003. I was missing this one in my collection and I am glad I decided to go for it. Read more
Published 17 months ago by John Walsh
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
I was thoroughly impressed. I recently purchased an old country cd for my grandfather that he'd been searching for forever. Read more
Published 19 months ago by ddhanks8918
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
Since watching Marty on cable TV, i just had to start buying his albums.Now i have 8 albums. All great.
Published 21 months ago by pam smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, Great Music
One of the best pure country hillbilly rock albums I have ever heard. Probably one of the Top 10 albums I have ever bought. Read more
Published on June 18, 2011 by Bamatide13
4.0 out of 5 stars was pleased
the cd worked great. received it within days after ordering. just wasn't expecting the plastic case to be broken
Published on February 17, 2010 by Darla K. Pitts
3.0 out of 5 stars Fair at best
I never thought I'd write a "less than stellar" review of Marty Stuart, but this is Marty's worst album, and lacks any real feeling or drive. Read more
Published on April 12, 2006 by Jess
1.0 out of 5 stars Marty Stuart
This was the wrong album. I ordered Marty Stuart's "Honky

Tonkin's What I Do Best"
Published on April 25, 2005 by John B. Condon
5.0 out of 5 stars You do not have to be a country & western fan to like this.
Although the Marty Stewart fans should have this album already, others may not have heard much about this album since it does not seem to be getting much airplay. Read more
Published on March 12, 2004 by A Linux User
5.0 out of 5 stars The Marty Party is BACK!
I just received my copy of "Country Music". I think it is one of the best recordings Marty Stuart has ever made. I've loved him since I was in high school. Read more
Published on November 23, 2003 by dianesparke
2.0 out of 5 stars Marty lost his identity a long time ago
Marty Stuart' passion for the history and soul of country music is, at once, his strength and downfall as an artist. Read more
Published on September 14, 2003
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