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After a concert in Dixon, California, singer Marty Stuart knew he had to make a pilgrimage to a fabled place in music history about 40 miles east: Folsom State Prison, where Johnny Cash performed twice in the late 1960s. A guard in the audience helped arrange a tour, taking him to the makeshift concert area. Behind it, Mr. Sturart learned, had once been the gallows.

Mr. Stuart wondered what it must have been like to be a hangman. On his way home to Nashville, he started writing a song. As the lyrics took shape, he sought the help of a neighbor: Johnny Cash.

Mr. Stuart, 55, has been a country music mainstay for more than four decades. While touring and performing with stars like Mr. Cash, Lester Flatt, Bill Monroe and Dolly Parton, he always carried a camera to capture what he calls “history in motion.” This unusual access has helped him create a body of work that sees through the rhinestones and stage antics and uncovers the music’s heart and soul.

Country Music History in Motion (via Lens)


Willie Nelson to Write New Memoir


"Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" by Willie Nelson, who turns 80 today.


"I’ll be stoned 1,000 years"— Willie Nelson on the best thing about the new statue in his honor unveiled last Friday (4/20) in Austin (Via Texas Monthly)

"I’ll be stoned 1,000 years"— Willie Nelson on the best thing about the new statue in his honor unveiled last Friday (4/20) in Austin (Via Texas Monthly)

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