FYI -New Connie Smith

Connie Smith was a big name in traditional country music thru the 1960s and soldiered on after that, until she hung it up in the '90s. She's back. Her "Long Line of Heartaches" is due out next week. He first new release in +/- 15 years.


BTW, If you don't care, please don't flame here. I'm posting for those who might want to know. Thanks in advance.
Thanks for posting this Marty. I am not familiar with her but look forward to giving her stuff a listen. Our tastes have crossed on a number of other things.
See can also be see singing with her husband on the Marty Stewart Show every Saturday night. It is on the RFDTV channel. If you have never seen it, it is well worth the 1/2 hour. Marty is constantly pulling out/playing guitars from his great collection. Clarence Whites original bead bender, Hanks 45, etc...

I expect that this release will be traditional country - think Roseanne Cash "The List" (if you know that one). I'm not sure that this is straight up your alley. Then again, it just might be.


That sounds like fun! Is she really married to Marty Stewart? Unless it's a different Marty Stewart, I'd think that Connie's old enough to be his mother, no?

BTW - I dig the music and I collect guitars, too, so I'll be sure to check it out.

Yes she is really married to Marty. I believe since the mid-nineties. Marty used to be married to one of Johnny Cash's daughters for a brief time. I am guessing that's how he acquired some of the Cash memorabilia/guitars he owns.

The show is really killer. We get it on direct TV. He plays with the superlatives and has one guest each week. Connie always sings one song. Band is tight.

Connie's new cd is available 8/23 on Amazon. I just ordered one, after listening to samples of the cuts. Great singer, from the days when country music was country, not the rock with a twang we have served up today. Thanks for the heads up on the cd.
She recently performed live at my fav indie store Grimeys Music in Nashville. She's also the residence musician at the Country Music Hall Of Fame. Her new cd is great without the Nashville glam, just hope it comes out on vinyl.
I received Connie's new cd today, and it was worth the wait. Track #8 is worth the price of admission alone. Nice to hear some new songs by her.