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Marty Stuart can't be accused of sitting on his duff at this stage of his career, letting his creative juices fall by the wayside and living on past laurels. Nor is he the type of musician to put his finger in the air and follow what may seem commercially viable at the moment. In fact, Stuart is in the midst of releasing three albums in less than six months, all on his own label through Universal South Records. As if to prove he still has something left in the tank, Stuart also explores different types of music and themes on each album.  ...
When an album is called "Country Music," the singer had better make good on the claim. Marty Stuart was not exactly worried about coming through. No need to worry that Stuart was going to go soft with a pop country sound. In fact, the Philadelphia, Miss. native is a stalwart and die hard supporter of country music as he knew it. "Well, that's what it is," says Stuart, 45, in a phone interview from Nashville when asked why he called his new album "Country Music."  ...
Norman may have been your typical small town character. Not exactly Mr. Popular in the small town of Philadelphia, Miss. Somehow he married the hometown beauty queen, Rita, much to the surprise of all. But that, of course, didn't last. She became involved in a love triangle, leading to the suicide of Norman and the flight of The Pilgrim from being down and out drunk clear across America to returning to his love. And this sordid, partially true tale evolved into Marty Stuart's new ode, "The Pilgrim."  ...
The hats still are nowhere to be found this time around, but that suits Marty Stuart just fine. This time, the Marty Party man is back, seeking Double Trouble. At least, that's the name of his current year-long tour with cohort Travis Tritt. Four years ago, Tritt and Stuart went out on their very successful No Hats tour, eschewing the trademark tattoo of this decade's Hot Young Country musicians. Stuart and Tritt scored big time with "The Whiskey Ain't Workin' Anymore," going to the top of the charts.  ...

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