Transcript from Music Celebrity Chat - March 24, 2000 (WKRN-TV)
Moderator: You can start sending your questions for Marty Stuart.
whodeanie: Would you ever consider making a complete album of Johnny Cash songs? ..please...
Marty Stuart: whodeanie.... I'm doing it one song at a time! Perhaps someday...
Carol Wilson: Hi Marty it is me Carol the other better half of Lester Wilson
Marty Stuart: carol.... Hi! Found any good records lately?
SherryM: Hi Marty! Your album, The Pilgrim, is a masterpiece. What's next for you musically?
Marty Stuart: sherry.... I'm writing it right now! It's too early to tell what the baby's going to look like....
Gramma: will you be preforming at the IFCO FunFest or just presenting the award?
Marty Stuart: gramma.... I probably will perform...
ladonna: Give us a hint of who your special guest will be at the fab club party!!!!
Marty Stuart: ladonna... no, I don't... maybe Elvis.... either Elvis, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, or Hank Williams.... depending on who's available
Jeff: What is your favorite Connie Smith song?
Marty Stuart: jeff.... Where is My Castle?
serena: Hi Marty! Have you ever considered doing an all bluegrass album?
Marty Stuart: serena.... absolutely!
TWIB:Hey Marty!! I loved last weeks Opry. Was just waiting for Minnie Pearl to walk out on stage. Will you have the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band back on?
Marty Stuart: TW.. there are 2 more appearances that I know of... one is at the Ryman with Earl Scruggs on May 17th... it's going to be a festival-type show that has LeRoy and the Jug Band, Connie Smith, Joe & Jeannette Carter and me... We're celebrating the beginning of a new art exhibit by Tom Allen
Marty Stuart: The second appearance by Marty and Jug Band will be July 8th in Murfressboro TN at Uncle Dave Macon Days
Carol Wilson: Lester says give him a call he is looking over my shoulder
pilgrim: Are they ever gonna do the opry live on the net???
Marty Stuart: pilgrim! yes, I understand that they are...
whodeanie: What type of cameras do you like to use when you shoot your photos? They are great!
Marty Stuart: whodeanie... I use the same Nikon F2 that I've used for 10 years....
litlegreen: Hi Marty, I have been a fan for many years. Do you have an official web site?
serena: You wrote the score for "Daddy and Them" has it been released nationwide yet? I haven't seen it in my area.
Marty Stuart: serena,,, No, it doesn't come out until fall...
Jeff: If you could have dinner with any person in the world, who would it be?
Marty Stuart: jeff... Jesus Christ
Diane Sullivan: I think you are good looking
Marty Stuart: Diane... thank you, but think again....
litlegreen: Will you be going to Pittsburgh Pa soon?
Marty Stuart: litle.... not that I know of....
slogan: Marty: Are you enjoying your time off?
Marty Stuart: slogan... yeah, I'm waiting for that to start any day now!
Marty Stuart: It's a fulltime job doing nothing!
Jeff: How many United States Presidents have you performed live for?
Marty Stuart: jeff... three.. Carter, Bush, and Clinton
Marty Stuart: I'm going back to the White House to perform again...
sailorgirl: Marty, will you be at Fan Fair this summer besides at your Fan Club party?
Marty Stuart: sailor.. yes...
pilgrim: what is the name of your book? Is it available only by your fan club??
Marty Stuart: pilgrim... Pilgrims, Sinners, Saints and Prophets
Marty Stuart: It's available at all major book stores, country.com, amazon.com as well as the fan club
pilgrim: will you tour at all in 2000? No dates on your website yet....
Marty Stuart: pilgrim... no immediate plans to tour this year... I might do some select appearances with select artists... keep watching...
mamaphil: are you a godfather to any of Travis Tritts children?
Marty Stuart: mamaphil... No, but I am Travis Tritt's godmother,,,,
REAPRO1: This will sound crazy but with the basketball tourneys going on who are ya'll cheering for?
pilgrim: How is Johnny Cash's health now?
Marty Stuart: pilgrim... I just talked to him yesterday and he sounds like the man in black oughta sound... full of life! full of fire!
LoriS: Are you coming to Iowa with Bob Dylan?
Marty Stuart: Lori.... perhaps....
ladonna: Marty what do you think about the song "Murder on Music Row"?
Marty Stuart: ladonna... I dearly love it!! I think it's the best country music protest song since Okie from Muskogee
LisaRummelt: I finally saw and bought "Fire Down Below" Any more acting in the future?
Marty Stuart: lisa... I'm better at making music for movies than I am acting in them,,,,
litlegreen: Would you do a charity performance for a Fire Department?
lizstone: Hi Marty , Liz Stone here.. Seattle WA, are you and the Sullivan's gonna have a cd out soon?
Marty Stuart: liz... they have a new one coming out within the next few weeks called "Tomorrow"... I produced it. It's on Ricky Skaggs' label
Jeff: What's your favorite movie of all time?
Marty Stuart: jeff... The Last PIcture Show...
slogan: Marty, : Sandra and Delphy say Hello from Texas
Marty Stuart: Hello to my original fans! Much love to you and your families!
Marty Stuart: Glad to hear you're speaking again!
countryfan11: What kind of guitar do you play?
Marty Stuart: countryfan.... my electric guitar is a Fender Telecaster... my acoustic is a Martin
jason: do you think the public will like the new hall of fame
Gail: What is the most unusual gift a fan ever gave you?
Marty Stuart: Gail... an artificial leg....
Marty Stuart: they wanted me to sign it and send it back...
TWIB: Marty, I heard you do a song on the Opry called "Southern Accents." Is that song on any of your CDs?
Marty Stuart: TW... no, I learned it from Tom Petty
Marty Stuart: It's on one of his albums... as well as Johnny Cash's last record.
serena: Someone asked Brad earlier if he had a favorite NASCAR driver how about you or do you have time to keep up with sports?
Marty Stuart: serena... Kyle Petty.. he was my former roommate..
Marty Stuart: Ask him about that sometimes...
NoShowJr: Do you still speak to Kyle Petty even though you're no longer roomies?
Marty Stuart: NoShow,,, absolutely! I still owe him $25 back rent.
lizstone: You are the best Marty! I have been watching your career for the past few years and I am proud to call you my favorite Country Star! God Bless you and your family---are you gonna start playing Bluegrass festivals now that you don't have to do the Country thing so much?
Marty Stuart: liz... it's been discussed that I would do some select shows with Earl Scruggs... but I'm still first and foremost a hillbilly singer who likes to plug in and play loud!
jason: who do you like to perform with most marty
lizstone: Marty, I am getting my first bluegrass acoustic guitar, I have a 20 year old Takamine, which Martin do you suggest ?
Marty Stuart: liz... the Marty Stuart signature model...
litlegreen: How is married life treating you?
Marty Stuart: litle... great!! I love being Mr. Connie Smith!
Carol Wilson: Will you be doing anymore concerts with Travis?And will you do one with Lynyrd Skynyrd?
Marty Stuart: Carol.... that's never out of the question!
Gramma: what song did you do on the Opry tonight?
Marty Stuart: gramma... I'm not on the Opry. tonight... I'm just driving Miss Connie to the Opry.
lizstone: Marty, who is your favorite singer?
Gail: Will the Rock and Roll Cowboys be at the Fan Club party?
Marty Stuart: Gail... I'm not sure...
jason: what is your favorite album that you have made
Marty Stuart: jason... The Pilgrim.
mamaphil: Just wanted to tell you that your music means so much to me and has given me inspiration and hope. God Bless You and take care
Marty Stuart: mamaphil... thank God for that.. and may God bless you too....
pilgrim: How is your dog????????
Marty Stuart: pilgrim.... LAZY!
Jeff: What CD are you currently listening to in your car or at home?
Marty Stuart: Jeff... new songs I'm writing and Dolly Parton's new record called The Grass is Blue...
Gramma: any chance Connie might come and chat with us some Friday?
Marty Stuart: Gramma... She's here right now... on her way to the stage...
Marty Stuart: (Connie---->) I'm on at 9:30 tonight... I'll see you on the radio...
Gramma: break a leg...:-))
Coltrane: Hey Marty....remember Coltrane?!
Marty Stuart: coltrane... as in John Coltrane? Who could forget him?
pilgrim: Is Ray Flacke still in Nashville?
Marty Stuart: pilgrim... yes, he plays at the Gibson Cafe with Jamie Hartford on Broadway
ladonna: when are you going to write a tell all book!!!
Marty Stuart: ladonna.... 25 years after I'm dead.....
LoriS: Do you miss the road this year?
Marty Stuart: lori... moments... I have my moments...
jason: who do you look up to the most marty
Marty Stuart: jason... Jesus Christ
Suz: Hey Marty- I saw you years and years ago when I was little and my dad used to play at the bluegrass festivals in eastern PA with his band. I think you're great
Marty Stuart: What's going on with Sunset Park?
Marty Stuart: Suz.. thank you very much!
jftrickett: Marty do you and Connie plan to do a duet together sometime
Marty Stuart: jftricket.. I'm trying to convince Connie that needs to happen
ladonna: marty are you doing the Opry next weekend
Marty Stuart: ladonna.... no...
pilgrim: Any new exhibits at the hall of fame you thought of?
Marty Stuart: pilgrim.. When the new Hall of Fame opens in spring 2001, the Marty Stuart collection will live there... it's a new collection and it will evolve, yet live there permanently...
LisaRummelt: Do you think country music will ever get back to "country"?
Marty Stuart: lisa... of course! The truth always returns...
sailorgirl: Marty, what kind of books do you read? You obviously getsome inspiration from them. Absolutley loved the Pilgrim
Marty Stuart: sailor... I seem to have better luck writing books, more than reading them.... Right now I'm reading a book called Dutch.. a biography about Reagan....
Sally PA: Marty have you seen Travis lately and how is he doing?
Marty Stuart: Sally... not since before Christmas.... he's recording a great record right now, being a great daddy, and probably getting ready to go do some shows this year... I've never seen him happier.
Coltrane: Marty....congratulations on the Heritage Award you will be getting at Uncle Dave Macon Days!
Marty Stuart: coltrane.... I'm honored to recieve the Heritage Award.. I'm in prestigous company with the former recipients...
Sally PA: Are you looking forward to the Fan Club Party?
Marty Stuart: sally... absolutely! Bring some people with you!
rootsmusic: Marty, has the CMF ever considered adding more artists, songwriters, and music scholars to the Hall of Fame selection committee?
mamaphil: What is the craziest thing you and Travis have ever done?
sailorgirl: Will you be in a booth signing autographs at Fan Fair?
Marty Stuart: I look forward to seeing everybody on May 17th at the Ryman Auditorium... it's going to be a very special event... thank you for talking with me tonight... God Bless!
Moderator: Thanks all for another great chat! Join us next week when Steve Wariner & Jerry Kilgore will be the featured guests, live from backstage at the Grand Ole Opry! See you then! Good night, all! Be safe!
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