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Marty Stuart Signs Worldwide Deal with U.K. Label Snakefarm

The Country Music Hall of Famer is expected to release new music this fall.

Country Music Hall of Famer Marty Stuart has signed with British-based label Snakefarm, a Universal Music Group-owned label that is part of the Spinefarm Music Group. It marks the five-time Grammy winner and country music historian’s first time back on a major label in more than a dozen years.

Stuart, who is managed by Q Prime South, had released his last several albums through his own Superlatone Records, including the 2021 digital album Songs I Sing in the Dark.

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“I like the idea of joining forces with Snakefarm. I am intrigued by the global mindset and the aura of musical integrity that surrounds the brand,” Stuart said in a statement. “I look forward to a long line of thrilling musical escapades in the days ahead.”

Dante Bonutto, Snakefarm’s A&R, added, “As long-time supporters of the great man and his music, it’s with much pride that we welcome Marty Stuart to Snakefarm. The intention with the label has always been to shine a spotlight on the very best in roots music, its sacred traditions and values, and when it comes to an artist who lives, breathes, loves and protects these values, Marty Stuart is in a class of his own. We look forward to a long and exciting journey ahead, and we’re aware that we’ll have to spectacularly up our game on the fashion front!”

Snakefarm will also work Stuart’s records in the U.S. Because of its UMG ties, Snakefarm works a number of UMG Nashville releases from artists including Eric Church and Brothers Osborne in the U.K.

The move comes as Stuart and his band, the Fabulous Superlatives, kick off a European tour on Aug. 25 that will include stops in the U.K., the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. He will then perform at Pilgrimage Music Festival in Franklin, Tenn., before starting a fall tour in the U.S. New music is also expected this fall.

The Mississippi native, who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2020, is entering his fifth decade as an artist after touring with bluegrass legend Lester Flatts in his teens and then Johnny Cash before launching a very successful solo career. While recording for MCA in the ’90s he had a string of Top 20 hits, including “Hillbilly Rock,” “Little Things,” “Tempted” and “This One’s Gonna Hurt You (For A Long, Long Time)” with Travis Tritt.

Tour Dates:
Aug 12 – Waco, TX – Waco Hippodrome Theatre
Aug 23 – Corsicana, TX – The Palace Theatre
Aug 25 – Leeds, UK – City Varieties Music Hall
Aug 26 – London, UK – Indigo At The O2
Aug 27 – Leicestershire, UK – The Long Road Festival
Aug 28 – Glasgow, UK – The Old Fruitmarket
Aug 30 – Bexhill on Sea, UK De La Warr Pavilion
Aug 31 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
Sept 2 – Malmo, SE – Slagthuset – Teatern
Sept 3 – Oslo, NO – Konserthus
Sept 5 – Kolding, DK – Godset
Sept 6 – Roskilde, DK – Gimle
Sept 7 – Berlin, DE – Passionskirche, Kreuzberg
Sept 9 / 10 – Ostaad, CH – Country Night Gstaad
Sept 23 – Newberry, SC – Newberry Opera House
Sept 24 – Franklin, TN – Pilgrimage Festival
Sept 29 – Marfa, TX – Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love 2022
Sept 30 – Houston, TX – The Heights Theater
Oct 1 – Dallas, TX – Kessler Theater
Oct 2 – Dallas, TX – Kessler Theater
Oct 6 – Kansas City, MO – Muriel Kauffman Theatre
Oct 7 – Eureka Springs, AR – Eureka Springs City Auditorium
Oct 12 – Holyoke, MA – Race Street Live
Oct 13 – Lancaster, PA – American Music Theatre
Oct 14 – Hopewell, VA – Beacon Theatre
Oct 15 – Prestonburg, KY – Mountain Arts Center
Oct 20 – Frankfort, KY – Grand Theatre
Oct 21 – Cincinnati, OH – Memorial Hall
Oct 22 – Fish Creek, WI – Door Community Auditorium
Dec 3 – Las Vegas, NV – The Showroom at the Golden Nugget
Feb 10 – Augusta, GA – Imperial Theatr