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Marty Stuart signs with new label ahead of tour

For those wondering what Marty Stuart has been up to and when he might be releasing new music, there’s big news. Announced Friday (8-12), Marty Stuart has signed to European label Snakefarm Records. No, it doesn’t belong to Ray Wylie Hubbard. Snakefarm is a subsidiary of SpineFarm Records, whose parent company is Universal Music Group. The announcement comes as Marty prepares to tour Europe and hopefully announce new music.

Spinefarm Records is best known as a heavy metal label, but its Snakefarm imprint has a lot of ties to American music and country in particular. As well as being the label of Texas artist Austin Meade, the label is also the UK and/or European headquarters of Whiskey Myers, Marcus King and even major label artists such as Eric Church and Kip Moore. Often, country artists who don’t exactly fit the country pop mold do quite well in Europe, and sometimes even better than in the United States. Marty Stuart certainly qualifies in this class.

“I like the idea of ​​joining forces with Snakefarm. I’m intrigued by the overall mindset and aura of musical integrity that surrounds the brand. I look forward to a long series of exciting musical escapades in the days to come, Stuart says he only has about a week left before embarking on his European tour (see dates below).

The announcement comes five years after Marty Stuart released his much-loved album West exit. Since then, he’s cobbled together a few re-releases and other projects, but fans have been salivating for new music. In March 2021, Stuart announced a song project titled Songs I sing in the dark, which was supposed to be a 20-song business where he released a cover song every month for 20 months. However, Stuart only stopped a few songs without any explanation. Maybe the deal with Snakefarm changed his calculus.

“As longtime supporters of the great man and his music, it is with great pride that we welcome Marty Stuart to Snakefarm,” says Dante Bonutto of the label. “The label’s intention has always been to shine a light on the best of roots music, its sacred traditions and values, and when it comes to an artist who lives, breathes, loves and protects those values, Marty Stuart is in a class of his own, we look forward to a long and exciting journey ahead, and we realize that we will have to dramatically up our game on the fashion front!

Marty Stuart also remains busy trying to get his Country Music Congress off the ground in Philadelphia, Mississippi. When he played his long Late Night Jam at the Ryman Auditorium earlier this summer, Stuart also hosted an industry symposium to raise awareness of the project that will eventually house his more than 20,000 country music tracks (see below). below). Hope is the the first phase will open soonwith Philadelphia’s historic 500-seat Ellis Theater set to begin hosting shows in the coming months.

Stay tuned for when Marty Stuart might release new music.

TOUR DATES:

August 12 – Waco, TX – Waco Racetrack Theater

August 13 – Corsicana, TX – The Palace Theater

August 25 – Leeds, UK – City Varieties Music Hall

August 26 – London, UK – Indigo At The O2

August 27 – Leicestershire, UK – The Long Road Festival

August 28 – Glasgow, UK – The Old Fruitmarket

August 30 – Bexhill on Sea, UK De La Warr Pavilion

August 31 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso

September 2 – Malmö, SE – Slagthuset – Teatern

September 3 – Oslo, NO – Konserthus

September 5 – Kolding, DK – Godset

September 6 – Roskilde, DK – Gimle

September 7 – Berlin, DE – Passionskirche, Kreuzberg

September 9/10 – Ostaad, CH – Country Night Gstaad

September 23 – Newberry, SC – Newberry Opera House

September 24 – Franklin, TN – Pilgrimage Festival

September 29 – Marfa, TX – Trans-Pecos + Love Music Festival 2022

September 30 – Houston, TX – The Heights Theater

October 1 – Dallas, TX – Kessler Theater

October 2 – Dallas, TX – Kessler Theater

October 6 – Kansas City, MO – Muriel Kauffman Theater

October 7 – Eureka Springs, AR – Eureka Springs City Auditorium

October 12 – Holyoke, MA – Race Street Live

October 13 – Lancaster, PA – American Music Theater

October 14 – Hopewell, Virginia – Beacon Theater

October 15 – Prestonburg, KY – Mountain Arts Center

October 20 – Frankfurt, KY – Grand Theater

October 21 – Cincinnati, OH – Memorial Hall

October 22 – Fish Creek, WI – Door Community Auditorium

December 3 – Las Vegas, NV – The Golden Nugget Showroom

February 10 – Augusta, GA – Imperial Theater