Inside Marty Stuart's Forgotten Native American Opus 'Badlands'
Ten years since its release, Stuart's musical tribute to the Lakota Sioux is as poignant as ever
By Michael Streissguth
When he hits the road this fall, Marty Stuart will take a few minutes to tell the story of Badlands: Ballads of the Lakota, his daring concept album about the Lakota Sioux, released 10 years ago this October. It's a decidedly under-the-radar release, and no doubt some fans who have never heard the album will arch their eyebrows when Stuart lights into the title track. But the project holds a special place in the singer-songwriter's catalog — and stands as one of the best overlooked records of the past decade...
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