Marty Stuart – Nashville, Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down (Sugar Hill / EMI Music Canada)

Holy sweet mother of God. Despite being in the crazy business known as the ‘music biz’ for more than three decades now, honky-tonk country vet Marty Stuart sounds as fresh, vital and energetic as ever. On Nashville, Volume 1, Stuart continues his traditionalist country leanings venturing through rockabilly and bluegrass-inspired territories with little regard for anything other than delivering the perfect country record. Not only is Stuart one of the best pickers to roam the earth these days, his backing band stands shoulder-to-shoulder with him, delivering outstanding performances on tracks such as album opener Tear The Woodpile Down and instrumental track Hollywood Boogie.