The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 107 airing January 19, 2013

Guests: Ricky Skaggs, Connie Smith, Leroy Troy, and 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 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's special guests, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder along with Jodi Seyfried. 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. Here is Marty Stuart." Marty said, "You a cool man, Eddie Stubbs. Yeah." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Cajun Baby."

Marty said, "Welcome to The Marty Stuart Show. Superlatives? It's gonna be big. It's gonna be big. One of the all-time greats of country music is here today. Truly a modern master, along with his band Kentucky Thunder. The great Ricky Skaggs, everybody." Ricky said, "Thank you, Marty." Ricky and Kentucky Thunder performed "You Can't Hurt Ham."

Marty said, "Profound wisdom, Mr. Skaggs." Eddie said, " 'You Can't Hurt Ham', especially if it's salt- or sugar-cured country ham. Thank you, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder." Eddie promoted Connie Smith's boxed CD set, Jsust For What I Am. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back, everybody. How 'bout a hand for Mr. Ricky Skaggs." Ricky said, "Thank ya, son." Marty continued, "And representin' Kentucky Thunder, Mr. Justin Moses. Good job, Justin. And how 'bout a hand for Miss Connie Smith, everybody. Hi Constance." Connie said, "Hi honey." Marty said, "Who's that pretty girl standin' next to ya." Connie said, "That's my baby girl, Jodi Seyfried." Marty said, "Well, Jodi's gonna sing with us and this recording goes back to your Columbia days, and there's a familiar voice singing with ya on this record. Who might that be?" Connie said, "Mr. Ricky Skaggs." Marty said, "Well, let's put him to work again. A song written by Mr. Steve Earle and Mr. Jimbeau Hinson. How bout a hand for Connie, Ricky, and Jodi with 'A Far Cry From You'. Justin, you got it."

Marty said, "That's pretty, is what that is. There they go. All my friends left me. Not a friend in this world, except Ricky Skaggs. How 'bout a hand for Mr. Skaggs. Come in, Rick." Ricky said, "Great to be back on your show, Marty." Marty said, "It's wonderful to have ya. You show up, we put ya to work today."Ricky said, "Workin' me like a rented mule." Marty continued, "That's right. Hey I was thinkin' about somethin' when I was watchin' you play over there. The first bluegrass festival that I ever got to go to, big one, was in Bean Blossom, Indiana about 1970." Ricky said, "I remember that." Marty said, "Got out of the car and the first two people I saw was Ricky Skaggs and Keith Whitley. Big bluegrass stars. Y'all were playin' with Ralph Stanley." Ricky said, "We was." Marty continued, "Another act that was on that show that weekend was Mr. Doc Watson and his son Merle." Ricky said, "That's right." Marty said, "And I'd never seen Doc before. And he and Bill Monroe played this song right here." Ricky said, "Yeah." Marty continued, "What do ya think?" Ricky said, "Let's do it." Marty said, "Mr. Ricky Skaggs is gonna play 'The Watson Blues'."

After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back. I'm honored to tell ya that the great state of Mississippi is the sponsor of this show and let me tell ya about an event that takes place in my hometown of Philadelphia, Mississippi during the last week of July. It's the granddaddy of all county fairs. I'm talkin' about the Neshoba County Fair. It's a world-famous get together that dates back to 1889. Some people refer to it as Mississippi's giant house party, and it's a sight to behold. Lots of local folks move out to the fairgrounds for the week and stay in their customized fair cabins. People come from all over the world to visit, eat good food, watch the harness races, listen to music and speeches from candidates that range from the Mayor to United States Presidents. You'll not meet a stranger because everybody's welcome at the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia, Mississippi. So how 'bout hand for dear ole Mississippi and that red-dirt spectacular known as the Neshoba County Fair. And, Superlatives? How 'bout a hand for the ole Tennessee Slicker. Here is Leroy Troy. Hello, Leroy. Hello dear pal."

Leroy: "Good night."

Marty: "Hey I owe ya a penny."

Leroy: "Oh yeah?"

Marty: "There ya go."

Leroy: "Thank ya."

Marty: "Put it up. Ya got a penny now."

Leroy: "Missed that."

Marty: "I tell ya what."

Leroy: "What."

Marty: "Nestled in the heart of the Tennessee hills ..."

Leroy: "Hey."

Marty: "All right."

Leroy performed "Tragic Romance."

Marty said, "Leroy told the story. It started in the heart of the Tennessee hills." Eddie said, "Memories of Cowboy Copas there. 'Tragic Romance'. Thank you a lot, Leroy Troy. Well, we do hope that next Sunday you and yours will make the time to attend the church of your choice. Marty Stuart will offer our inspirational song today. One that he wrote with Uncle Jerry Sullivan. Here's Marty now, along with Handsome Harry and the Apostle Paul. 'The Gospel Story Of Noah's Ark'."

After a commercial break, Eddie promoted the Picture and Concert Tour Book Volume 1. They showed a video of Lester Flatt talking with a seven-year-old Ricky Skaggs. Eddie said, "And now, let's get back to Marty Stuart and our special guests Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder." Marty said, "Give that Eddie Stubbs a hand if you would. What do ya say, Ricky?" Ricky said, "I think it's right on." Marty said, "Look here. He brought the fan club with him." Ricky said, "There's a Stubbs man. You can't hurt Stubbs." Marty said, "No ya can't. And you can't hurt Skaggs." Ricky said, "Awww, thanks boy." Marty said, "I tell ya what. I said Modern Master in motion and I mean it. I have so much love and admiration and respect for you as a man but also your music. You've never played anything less than excellent music. Thank you so much." Ricky said, "Back atcha boy. I love you." Marty said, "Well, I love you, too. Can I get outta your way. Would you play another one?" Ricky said, "All right. This is from our new CD called Music To My Ears." Marty said, "Yes, sir." Ricky continued, "An old Monroe tune." Marty said, "What's it called?" Ricky said, "Blue Night." Marty said, "How 'bout a hand for Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder. All right, Cody."

Marty said, "Aww, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder. Cous. That's the way it's done right there. That's the way it's done. On behalf of all the folks here today on The Marty Stuart Show, thank you for comin' to see us. Come to see us again next week. Play ya some more country music. Come over here, Ricky boy. Yeah."

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