The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 54 airing January 15, 2011

Guests: The Fabulous Superlatives, Connie Smith, and Leroy Troy

Eddie Stubbs started the show by introducing the guests. "From Nashville, Tennessee, the country music capital of the world and home of the air castle of the south, it's time for The Marty Stuart Show, featuring Marty Stuart, the Rolls Royce of country singers Miss Connie Smith, the ole Tennessee Slicker Leroy Troy, along with all the Fabulous Superlatives: Cousin Kenny Vaughan, Handsome Harry Stinson, the Apostle Paul Martin, plus Gary Carter on the steel guitar, and today we spotlight The Fabulous Superlatives. Join us now for 30 minutes of fun and great country music. I'm Eddie Stubbs. Now how 'bout a Superlative welcome for our host, the music-makin' daddy from central Mississippi, here is Marty Stuart." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Tear The Wood Pile Down."

Marty said, "Welcome to the Marty Stuart Show. We're so glad you tuned in with us tonight. Lots of good things in store. We're gonna do our best to show out like Superlatives oughta do today for ya. Got the Superlatives for ya, along with Leroy, Eddie Stubbs, Gary Carter and Miss Connie Smith. Apostle Paul there with that thousand-watt smile, the handsomest man in country music, Handsome Harry, and ole lovely over here. How 'bout a hand for Cousin Kenny, ladies and gentlemen. Come here, Cous. Get on it. I didn't think you were gonna make it today, pal." Kenny said, "Aww, you knew I was gonna make it." Marty said, "You always make it. Where were ya, boy?" Kenny said, "I was down in Okalona, Tennessee." Marty said, "Musta been a girl involved." Kenny said, "Well, there was." Marty said, "Tell me all about her." Then Marty and Kenny both talked over each other. Kenny sang "Okolona, Tennessee."

Kenny said, "Aww, thank ya'll." Marty said, "Must be lovely, must be lovely." After a commercial break, which included promoting Marty's latest album Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions and congratulations from RFD-TV to Marty and Connie on their Grammy® nominations, Marty said, "Well, all right. Welcome back, everybody. Thank you for tunin' in. Hey Handsome Harry." Harry said, "Yes, sir." Marty continued, "I have seen Cousin Kenny's girl in Okalona, Tennessee." Harry said, "You have." Marty said, "She looks exactly like Cousin Kenny. She's beautiful. How 'bout a hand for Cousin Kenny's girl. Yeah, well. Speakin' of beautiful girls, here's a beautiful girl who looks exactly like Connie Smith. How 'bout a hand for the great Connie Smith. Come here, Constance. Tell 'em about the pain of a broken heart. Get it, baby." Connie sang "Pain Of A Broken Heart."

Marty said, "Pain of a Broken Heart. Miss Connie Smith. The finest. Now you know The Superlatives, the Fabulous Superlatives. You've seen 'em. They can do just about everything in the world when it comes to music, especially that one right there. I've said he's got a thousand-watt smile, hooked up to a million watts of talent. He can play anything, and I'm gonna prove it to you in the days ahead. Today, we've got him playin' the steel guitar. Mr. Carter, what do ya think?" Gary says, "He's good." Marty said, "Let's turn him loose. Apostle Paul and Gary Carter. Here is 'Bud's Bounce', Handsome."

Marty said, "What about that, Stubbs." Eddie said, "Well, Bud Issacs wrote it and the Apostle Paul and Gary Carter did a great job there with 'Bud's Bounce'." Eddie promoted Marty's book of photographs, Country Music: The Masters. After a commercial break, Marty and Connie are on stage. Marty said, "I'm proud to say that my home state of Mississippi is the sponsor of The Marty Stuart Show. As a matter of fact, it's your adopted home state, too, Constance. Governor made you an honorary Mississippian. Now over the next few weeks, I'm gonna be tellin' you all about two towns in particular in the central part of the Magnolia state. The city of Meridian and my hometown of Philadelphia. I recommend that you visit my hometown and, when you do, stop number one is the historic train depot. The depot now serves as the visitor's center for the city. You'll find some mighty nice people there to tell ya anything you might want to know about the area. And maybe suggest some several things for ya to do. The depot also happens to be a stop along the way for the famous Blues Trail Marker signs that run throughout the state. You'll find a marker there honoring my friend Mr. Otis Rush. Speaking of friends, Constance, one of our dearest friends. My friend and yours, the Sultan of Goodlettsville, the most popular man in country music, ladies and gentlemen, the ole Tennessee Slicker. How 'bout a hand for Leroy Troy. Come here Troy boy. There he is. Hello, buddy."

Leroy: "Howdy."

Marty: "All right. Feel like I haven't seen you in six months."

Leroy: "Well, you haven't."

Marty: "What's the good word from Goodlettsville today, pal?"

Leroy: "Well, the water's still runnin' down hill."

Marty: "That's good news. That's good news. Yes, sir."

Leroy: "Yes it is."

Marty: "Whatcha got on your mind to play about today?"

Leroy: "Hey listen, you wanted an oldie. I gotcha one."

Marty: "Whatcha got?"

Leroy: "One called 'Billy Boy'."

Marty: "Come ahead with him."

Marty said, "Hey, all right. That's the way it goes right there, big boy." Eddie Stubbs said, "Charming Billy as performed there by charming Leroy Troy. Well, it's hymn time this week. Handsome Harry wrote this song. He's gonna be joined by the Apostle Paul and Marty Stuart on 'Jesus, My Captain'."

After a commercial break, which included promoting Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions, Eddie Stubbs promoted Harry Stinson's Who Is This Man album in the Superlatone Store. Eddie said, "And, here again is Marty Stuart." Marty said, "Thank you very much, Mr. Eddie Stubbs. Superlatives, how about a hand for Mr. Eddie Stubbs. The finest announcer in the world. And how 'bout a hand for my Fabulous Superlatives. For my money, they're the best band in the world. Yes, sir. We wanna send a shout out to our buddies out there on the west coast One of our favorite bands, The Ventures. Cous, let's play a Ventures song." They performed "Walk Don't Run."

Marty said, "Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. 'Walk Don't Run'. Take it home, Cous. Yes, sir. On behalf of all the Fabulous Superlatives, Connie Smith, Leroy Troy and Gary Carter, along with Eddie Stubbs, I'm Marty Stuart, sayin' walk don't run. Walk and we'll see you again next week on The Marty Stuart Show."

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