Honky Tonkin's What I Do Best

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Honky Tonkin's What I Do Best
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Studio album by Marty Stuart
Released June 18, 1996
Recorded 1995–96
Studio Sound Emporium; Nashville, Tennessee[1]
Genre Country
Length 38:44
Label MCA Nashville
Producer Tony Brown, Justin Niebank
Marty Stuart chronology
The Marty Party Hit Pack
(1995)The Marty Party Hit Pack1995
Honky Tonkin's What I Do Best
The Pilgrim
(1999)The Pilgrim1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic - 2.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly - A–[3]
The Village Voice (choice cut)[4]

Honky Tonkin's What I Do Best is the ninth studio album by country music artist Marty Stuart, released on June 18, 1996 by MCA Nashville. Four singles were released from this album, and they were the title track, "Thanks to You", "You Can't Stop Love", and "Sweet Love". The album peaked at #27 on the Top Country Albums chart in the United States, and #21 on the Canadian albums chart.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Honky Tonkin's What I Do Best" (Duet with Travis Tritt) Marty Stuart 3:01
2. "Country Girls" Stuart, Paul Kennerley 2:27
3. "Thanks to You" Stuart, Gary Nicholson 3:18
4. "Shelter from the Storm" Stuart, Kostas 3:39
5. "Sweet Love" Del Shannon 3:21
6. "I'll Be There For You" Stuart 4:12
7. "The Mississippi Mudcat and Sister Sheryl Crow" (feat. Jimmy Martin and his country music coon dogs and beagle hounds) Stuart 3:31
8. "Rocket Ship" Stuart, Kennerley 3:11
9. "Country" Roger Murrah, Marcus Hummon 2:49
10. "You Can't Stop Love" Stuart, Kostas 4:01
11. "So Many People" Roger D. Ferris 3:32


Chart performance[edit]


Chart (1996) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 27
U.S. Billboard 200 196
Canadian RPM Country Albums 21


Year Single Peak positions
US Country CAN Country
1996 "Honky Tonkin's What I Do Best" (with Travis Tritt) 23 8
"Thanks to You" 50
1997 "You Can't Stop Love" 26 38
"Sweet Love"


  1. ^ Honky Tonkin's What I Do Best (CD). Marty Stuart. MCA Records. 1996. 11429. 
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Marty Stuart — Honky Tonkin's What I Do Best". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-09-26. 
  3. ^ Scherman, Tony (12 Jul 1996). "Honky Tonkin's What I Do Best - Marty Stuart". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (28 January 1997). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved 5 July 2017.