Marty Stuart’s long-awaited double gospel album, ‘Saturday Night & Sunday Morning’ is finally available. The project, which he recorded with his own band, the Fabulous Superlatives, contains African-American influences, Southern Gospel sounds and everything in between.

“I went, ‘You know what? The blues and gospel music and country music and rock ‘n’ roll, it’s all the same thing down here. It is all fed by that same kind of spirit,’” he explains to CMT”s Edge. “So, color disappeared. It just became about the spirit.

“I simply tried to honor the songs with sonic surroundings that made sense to me, that spoke to me,” he continues. “More than any other time in my life, I think I stood upon my Mississippi musical legacy and just looked at all the different musical tributaries that flowed through Mississippi and that flowed into me when I was a kid.”

The 56-year-old says it was a natural fit for him to record an album of gospel tunes, especially considering his genre.

The first disc, ‘Saturday Night,’ covers “my life from 1987 to about 10 years ago … a hard-living honky-tonk musician lifestyle,” Stuart says, while the ‘Sunday Morning’ record contains several gospel tunes and is a follow-up to his 2008 record, ‘Souls Chapel.’

Story above taken from website The Boot

If you are a Marty Stuart fan here’s a great interview with the Icon

Super Credit to Chris Morris’s illustration of Marty for the Cowboys Indians story above.