Release Date: 4/8/2003
Known as the “King of Bluegrass,” “Mr. Good ‘n’ Country” and “America’s Ambassador of Bluegrass Music,” Jimmy Martin is arguably the best singer in bluegrass. Even at the age of 75, his hard-driving, emotion-packed performances keep audiences on the edge of their chairs. Covering almost 50 years in the career of the man who continues to define the term “high lonesome,” Songs of a Free Born Man features guest stars Little Jimmy Dickens, Marty Stuart, Ricky Skaggs, J.D. Crowe, Paul Williams, Josh Graves and Grant Turner. This collection includes rare live tracks, an informal all-star jam session from 1959, and duets of Martin’s biggest songs with notable guests, showcasing the astonishing artistry of one of America’s greatest living musical treasures.