On Ghost Train he decided to include as many of the styles and themes of traditional Country as possible. Of course there is the unmistakable influence of his former father-in-law, Johnny Cash. In fact, the executioner’s tale, “Hangman”, was co-written with Cash shortly before the Man in Black passed away. Ghost Train begins with the outlaw Honky-Tonk of “Branded”, then follows it up with a Rockabilly number, “Country Boy Rock”. The most emotional song is the heheartbreak ballad “Driftin’ Apart”. When Stuart sings “I’m a stranger in your world now and it’s driving me out of my mind”, you feel the pain of a love torn apart over time. Along the way he even works in a Bluegrass tune and themes such as the plight of the working man. It is as if Stuart is on a missionary’s journey to preserve the history of Americana Music. Hopefully, he wins a lot of converts along the way.
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About the author: Chip and his family live in Birmingham, AL. Roll Tide!