The Wandering Hearts have shared their new song “Dreams”, written by the legendary Marty Stuart with his wife, the country star Connie Smith. The track was recorded at Cash Cabin in Hendersonville, where Marty joined the band, playing mandolin and guitar on the record. It was fortunate timing, as COVID-19 halted all international travel just a few days later.
“Dreams” is the latest track to preview The Wandering Hearts’ eagerly anticipated self-titled album, which follows on July 30th. Listen HERE.
Chess commented: “We are big dreamers. The incredible Marty Stuart and Connie Smith wrote ‘Dreams’ and gifted it to us. From the first time Marty came round and played it for us, we loved it and really connected to it. The key message is that no matter what, you have to have dreams. Things that inspire you. You have to see everything you want in life as possible. Dream it, see it, believe it.”
AJ adds: “When we asked Marty if he would consider featuring on the recording, we didn’t expect him to say, ‘Yes but you all have to come to the Cash Cabin to hang out when I record.’ Even for someone who wasn’t a lifelong Johnny Cash fan, that would be a huge deal. You just never know with Marty. The day was truly a dream come true.”
The story started when The Wandering Hearts supported Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives during their 2017 UK tour. Marty invited them to perform at his annual Late Night Jam at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium the following summer on a bill that also included Margo Price, John Prine and Chris Stapleton, and they also joined him at the Grand Ole Opry a few days later, making them the first UK band to debut at Music City’s two most historic venues in the same week. They were reunited a week later to play at another historic place of music: Graceland.