The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 12 airing January 17, 2009

Guests: Chris Scruggs, Chuck Mead, Connie Smith, Leroy Troy, The Fabulous Superlatives

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 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 steel guitar, and today's very special guests Chuck Mead and Chris Scruggs. Join us now for 30 minutes of fun and great country music. I'm your announcer Eddie Stubbs. Now how about a Superlative welcome for our host, a boogie woogie-ologist supreme. Here is Marty Stuart." Marty and The Fabulous Superlatives performed "Freight Train Boogie."

Marty said, "So glad to be in your living room. Thank you for coming to visit with us tonight on The Marty Stuart Show. Well, Eddie Stubbs, some weeks it's hillbilly week, some weeks it's a country week, some weeks it's a honky tonk week. It's all the above this week. We got cha all covered. Chris Scruggs and Chuck Mead, big big stars. Make 'em feel welcome. My buds." Chuck said, "Thank you for asking us there Marty." They sang "Nashville Blues."

Eddie Stubbs promoted Marty's photo book Country Music: The Masters. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Thank you very much. Thanks for tuning us in. And thank you for you for writing me every week at the Grand Ole Opry. Appreciate what you have to say and, Eddie Stubbs, lot of people writing, glad you're on the show. And I'm glad you're on the show. and you're lookin' good today, sir." Eddie said, "Well you're looking great and things are fixing to get a lot better, Marty." Marty said," You're not kidding. Singing one of her famous RCA Victor recordings. Here is the great Connie Smith, ladies and gentlemen. " Connie sang "Then and Only Then."

Marty said, "Ah, that's my baby. That's my baby right there. I love that song. And I love that Connie Smith sounding steel guitar. The Connie Smith style of steel guitar. Connie said, "Isn't that the best?" Marty continued, "Well you've always had some great steel guitar players on your recordings and and on your road appearances. And I like this fella a whole lot. We borrowed him from your band The Sundowners every week. We're glad to have him. We got in his way long enough. We need to get out of his way and let him play a song. Why don't you introduce Mr. Carter." Connie said, "Mr. Gary Carter with 'Lonely Street'. We're so proud of him."

Eddie promoted Connie's boxed set Born To Sing. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back. Apostle, that Gary Carter took care of business on 'Lonely Street'. Mighty fine pickin' Mr. Carter. Well, we'll take care of all good things right now. Ladies and gentlemen, the sultan of Goodlettsville, the most popular man in country music. Here he is. You've asked for him for a return visit. One more time. How about a hand for Leroy Troy everybody. Hey ..... there's my man. You know Chuck, Chris, Gary and Connie. Hello Leroy."

Leroy: "Howdy Marty."

Marty: "What is the good word from Goodlettsville today, sir?"

Leroy: "Oh I tell ya what. There ain't no good word."

Marty: "No? What's up?"

Leroy: "Well You know my uncle that's been so sick?"

Marty: "Yeah."

Leroy: "Just found out this week. The doctor told him that he's just got sick months to live."

Marty: "Ahhhh"

Leroy: "So anyhow, my uncle told him that he wasn't going to be able to make the payments "

Marty: "To the doctor?"

Leroy: "Yeah the doctor payments. So the doctor gave him six more months. He did."

At this point Marty started laughing and could not stop.

Marty: "One letter came in ....... that wanted to hear you and me sing a song together."

Leroy: "Really."

Marty: "And I mailed it to myself."

Leroy: "Well....."

Marty: "Can we sing one?"

Leroy: "Yeah."

Marty: "Whatcha wanna do."

Leroy: "Let's play 'Roll on Buddy'."

Marty" "Thought you'd never ask."

Eddie Stubbs said, " 'You wouldn't roll so slow if you knew what I know'. Sounds like I've got a lot to learn right there. Great to hear Marty Stuart and Leroy Troy there with 'Roll on Buddy'. The songs of inspiration are ones that are loved by all of us here on the show and we get a lot of response from you the listener and viewer who like them as well. Marty Stuart's got one picked out that Sara Carter wrote years ago and he's going to do it for us here this week. 'Farther On'. "

After a commercial break, Eddie Stubbs promoted the "Superlatone Collection" of five CDs, Live at the Ryman, Badlands, Compadres: An Anthology of Duets, Cool Country Favorites and Souls' Chapel. He introduced Marty again. Marty said, "Thank you Eddie Stubbs. Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen. Thanks for watching us. Thanks for paying attention to our sponsors. And Chris Scruggs, Chuck Mead, can not thank you guys enough for coming by. All the Superlatives, we love you guys. We love you guys. Chuck said, "We love you too, Marty. Thanks for asking." Marty said, "Big stars. Do you feel like a little hillbilly smash right now?" Chuck said, "Let's do a little boogie woogie." Marty said,"Wish you would." The entire cast performed "Cherokee Boogie" with Eddie Stubbs even joining in on the singing.

Marty: "That a boy, Chuck. Thank you, Chris. I'm Marty Stuart. That's Chris and Chuck, and Connie, Leroy, Gary and Eddie Stubbs and the Superlatives. Thank you for coming and we'll see you again next week on The Marty Stuart Show. Goodnight everybody."

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