The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 13 airing January 24, 2009

Guests: Connie Smith and The Sundowners, 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, and today's special guests, The Sundowners, Rod Hamm, Rick McClure, Rick Wright and Gary Carter. 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 proud owner of a black-on-black '96 Fleetwood Cadillac. Here is Marty Stuart." Marty said, "Love your bow tie. Nice, Eddie. This is for Connie." Marty and The Fabulous Superlatives performed "Hey Baby."

Marty said, "We are so glad you joined us today on The Marty Stuart Show. If it's country music you've come to see, well you've come to the right place. Ladies and gentlemen, gives me great pleasure. Connie's here every week of course and Connie sits in with our band, The Fabulous Superlatives. But today she has brought her world-famous Sundowners with her. And would you make welcome, for her very own guest appearance, the great Connie Smith and the world-famous Sundowners." They performed "Ain't Had No Lovin'."

Eddie Stubbs promoted Marty's photo book Country Music: The Masters. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Thank you very much. It's always a pleasure when we get to go out on the road every now and then and play a concert with Connie and her band The Sundowners. And I especially love it when you put all those Telecaster guitars and that steel and make some big twang happen. And if you'll make him welcome Rick Wright over here on the guitar, Rod Hamm on the bass, cousin Rick McClure on the drums ..... on the tambourine today. And of course Gary Carter on the steel. The Superlatives and the famous Sundowners. Here it is. We're sending this one out to Bakersfield. It's called 'Buckaroo'."

Eddie Stubbs said, "Boy, oh boy. Treble and twang are alive and well here on The Marty Stuart Show. Guys that is sounding first rate. So, so good." Eddie them promoted Connie's Born To Sing boxed set. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back to The Marty Stuart Show. Thank you for tuning us in and thank you for listening to that word from our sponsor. Everything all right Apostle?" Paul said, "It's going well." Marty continued, "All right. Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come. The Sultan of Goodlettsville, the most popular man in country music. Make him feel welcome. How about a hand for Leroy Troy.

Marty: "Mighty fine, Leroy."

Leroy: "Well Connie finally dragged 'em down here, didn't she."

Marty: "She got 'em down here for us and we're glad of it. What's the good word from Goodlettsville, Leroy?"

Leroy: "Oh man, I tell you what. I had me a good supper before I come down here."

Marty: "Well all right, what'd ya have?"

Leroy: "Well, it was chick peas and Melba toast. You ever had chick peas and Melba toast?"

Marty" "I hope not."

Leroy: "Man I tell you what. Well Kendra didn't make it to the store this week. That's what you call 'making do with what you got'."

Marty: "That's right."

Leroy: "You can take that old dried up toast and really spread that mustard on there and it will swell up inside of you."

Marty: It sounds wonderful."

Leroy: "It ain't all that good, but It's cheap."

Marty: "That's all right. It's cheap. Whatcha got in mind to pick for us today?"

Leroy muttered something unintelligible. They performed "The Death of John Henry."

Eddie Stubbs said, "Death of John Henry, I'm telling you, that is so fine, Leroy. I tell you what, Marty. You ought to send that up to around Beckely, West Virginia. That's where the Big Ben tunnel was." Marty said, "Yes, sir." Leroy said, "And it's done dead. It's gone. It's gone, Eddie." Eddie said, "Tell you what. We need to settle down and get serious. You know Marty, the mail that comes in, phone calls, emails, things such as that. Everybody seems to enjoy the inspirational music. And we've got a special one picked out this week that Connie's going to do for us." Marty said, "Certainly do, Eddie . Everywhere we go when Connie and I are out public, somebody seems to always come up and give Connie a compliment on how something she sang, a sacred song has touched their life. And no different here. Here's a song that speaks of our times and it certainly speaks of the heart of Connie Smith. Here is she with 'Fight 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, Constance and, and as always, thank you for writing us. Write me and Connie both at the Grand Ole Opry and comment on Eddie Stubbs bow tie if you will." Eddie said, "And the shoes." Marty said, "And the two-tones. That's right. Hey, on behalf of all the Fabulous Superlatives, thank you for bringing the world-famous Sundowners down here. Seems like we ought to do a little honky tonk song, Handsome. They performed "Honky Tonk Song."

Marty: "Thank you Cousin, Kenny. I'm Marty Stuart. Thank you Connie Smith and The Sundowners, Leroy Troy, The Fabulous Superlatives, Cousin Kenny, Handsome Harry and all the boys, Gary Carter, you did a good job. See ya next week."

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