The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 32 airing January 23, 2010

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

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 now 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, The Fabulous Superlatives and Kayton Roberts. 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, the king of Mississippi twang himself. Here is Marty Stuart." Marty said, "Twang, twang, twang." They performed "Born To Run."

Marty said, "Welcome to The Marty Stuart Show. We're gonna throw some country music on you for the next 30 minutes. Thank you for tunin' in. Hope you like something about our program. I know you're gonna like this lady. As a matter of fact, I love her. How 'bout a hand for the great Connie Smith, everybody. Hello baby." Connie performed "Walk Me To The Door."

Eddie Stubbs said, "When songs are sung better, she'll be the one to sing 'em. That's Connie Smith right there and 'Walk Me To The Door'. A song she has on one of her albums." Eddie promoted the two DVD set of highlights from the first season of The Marty Stuart Show. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back, everybody. Wanna tell ya about a place called Pine Ridge, South Dakota. The Pine Ridge Indian reservation up in South Dakota land. I went there for the first time in the early 1980's and fell in love with the Lakota people. And never quit going back. We were there to play a benefit concert because I was told it was the poorest county in the United States of America. Well, maybe financially, but not spiritually. Those people showed up that night and they showed up in spades for me. I tell ya what. They were beautiful. Their wisdom, their dignity and their integrity. It showed the strengths of our original American people. Well, I got inspired a few years later to write a record called Badlands. The past, present and future of the Lakota people. That place is near and dear to my heart. Been adopted into the tribe since then. Connie and me got married up there. I just can't seem to quit goin' back. Here's a song -- the title of our record called 'Badlands'."

Eddie Stubbs said, "Mighty fine job there, Marty Stuart. 'Badlands'. That's the title track of one of his albums." Eddie then promoted Marty's photo book, Country Music: The Masters. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Thank you. Welcome back to The Marty Stuart Show." Hey, if you wanna talk to us by the way of the U.S. mail, write me at the Grand Ole Opry. Write Connie Smith at the Grand Ole Opry. The Fabulous Superlatives, Eddie Stubbs, Gary Carter, we'd all love to hear from you. And, Apostle, it's time, the time has come. We sang about South Dakota land. No tellin' what's on his mind. How 'bout a hand for the Sultan of Goodlettsville, the ole Tennessee Slicker, the most popular man in country music. Ladies and gentlemen, how 'bout a hand for Leroy Troy."

Marty: "Hey. I got a greeting for you."

Leroy: "What is it?."

Marty: "I got a greeting for you from you all the folks in my hometown of Philadelphia, Mississippi at the Choctaw Indian reservation. You played down there last year and they just loved ya."

Leroy: "Yeah, we had a ball, didn't we."

Marty: "Looks like they scalped ya. All right " Marty removed Leroy's hat. "Whatcha got on your mind my favorite man of Goodlettsville?"

Leroy: "Here's one called 'Nero Played His Fiddle While Rome Burned."

Marty: "To the ground."

Leroy: "All right."

Marty: "An international event. Here it is."

Eddie Stubbs said, "Leroy Troy right there and 'Nero Played His Fiddle While Rome Burned'. Well I hope somebody let the Vatican city fire department know Leroy was gonna do that song today. Well, it's hymn time right now and we're gonna get Marty Stuart and The Fabulous Superlatives to do a song. Several years back, Marty wrote this song. It was the title track of the wonderful concept album, The Pilgrim."

After a commercial break, Eddie Stubbs promoted the Superlatone Store. He introduced Marty. Marty said, "It is special, Eddie Stubbs. I appreciate that. Ladies and gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to truly present to you one of the masters of country music. Ladies and gentlemen, Superlatives, yes, yes. He was a Rainbow Ranch boy. Mr. Hank Snow's steel guitar player for over 30 years. How 'bout a hand for the great Kayton Roberts, everybody. Glad to have you with us. Give me five." Kayton said, "All right, baby." Marty continued, " I tell ya what, Kayton. Let's do one of the Singing Ranger's best songs, in my opinion -- 'Now And Then (There's A Fool Such As I)'. You start it and I'll jump in, all right?" Kayton said, "Okay."

Marty said, "That's what I'm talkin' about. Come over here you rascal. On behalf of my friend Kayton Roberts, The Fabulous Superlatives, Connie Smith, Leroy Troy and Gary Carter and Eddie Stubbs, I'm Marty Stuart sayin' come back and see us next week right here on The Marty Stuart Show. Thank you, Kayton. Fine job, great job."

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