By Mark Ambrogi
For five-time Grammy winner Marty Stuart, there’s never much time for rest.
“We’ve been touring perpetually since January,” Stuart said
Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives will land in Carmel at 8 p.m. Dec. 9 at The Warehouse, 254 First Ave.
“This is kind of the end of our tour,” Stuart said. “We start up again at the end of January. I love traveling, I still love recording, playing and writing songs. It helps when you have that right band, and it helps when you have the right songs. It helps when your mission amounts to something. We’re champions for the culture of country music. That’s a wonderful mission to be a part of.”
Stuart’s album “Way Out West” will likely be released in March.
“It’s a love letter to the west coast world of country music, and there is a hillbilly surf band record coming out later in the year,” Stuart said. “We’ll probably play a song or two from those.”
Stuart also will play crowd favorites.
“I still love playing ‘Tempted’ and ‘The Whiskey Ain’t Workin,’ and ‘Hillbilly Rock’ usually finds its way in (the concert),” Stuart said. “There’s a lot of people who still remember those songs and liked those songs in the first place. I can’t forget them because there are a handful of songs that gave me a reason to get a bus, a band and some cowboy clothes and do them all across the world. I appreciate those songs. They really helped out at the time.”
Stuart said his band’s style fits in many different venues, include The Warehouse’s listening room style.
“We have a whole lot of songs in our arsenal,” Stuart said. “So, the beauty of this band is we can just get to a venue and size it up and say it’s one of these kind of places and tailor the show for the night.”
Stuart is married to country singing star Connie Smith.
“Sometimes we’re at the same show,” Stuart said. “I love when that happens. It’s a great night of music when that occurs.”