Marty Stuart on Songwriting | Country Music | NPT
Marty Stuart discusses the mystery of songwriting. This is one of the many stories from country music artists featured in Ken Burns' documentary series COUNTRY MUSIC, available on-air and online Sept. 15 on Nashville Public Television. Become an NPT Passport member and you’ll get exclusive access to all episodes of COUNTRY MUSIC on Sept. 15.
- Song writing is the most mysterious of all the trades.
It can not be explained.
There's a craft that goes along with it,
but at the same time it's the divine gift.
It's that thing you can't explain.
♪ I'm so lonesome I could cry.
I guess he said it best when somebody asked him,
Hank how do you write them old sad songs.
He says, hoss I don't write 'em
I just hang onto the pen and God sends 'em through.
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