The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 79 airing January 7, 2012

Guests: The Fabulous Superlative, 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. Join us now for 30 minutes of fun and great country music. I'm Eddie Stubbs. Now how about a Superlative welcome for our host. Here is Marty Stuart." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Going, Going, Gone."

Marty said, "Welcome to our show. I'm Marty Stuart. You're watchin' The Marty Stuart Show. We got some country music for ya for the next 30 minutes. Stick around if you can. Superlatives?" The Superlatives said, "Yes?" Marty continued, "It's star time. Superlative style. It's a family show today. Kickin' it off is one of the greatest of all time. How 'bout a hand for Miss Connie Smith. Come here, Constance." Turning to Kenny Vaughan, Marty said, "I'll trade with ya, Cous," taking Kenny's guitar. Marty said, "Hi Constance." Connie said, "Hi honey." Marty continued, " 'Ain't Love A Good Thing'." Connie said, "Hmm huh." Marty said, "All right. It goes like this."

Marty said, "That's what it said, right there." Eddie Stubbs said, "Well the Rolls Royce pulled up and got out with that one right there. 'Ain't Love A Good Thing'.Eddie promoted Kenny Vaughan's album V. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back, everybody. We're in the middle of a superlative show. And speakin' of superlative, do you see that sharp dressed man sittin' over there next to Connie Smith? That is Mr. Danny Clark, and Danny's representing the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky and sporting a vintage 1960's Nudie suit that belonged to a classic entertainer named Robbie 'The Vent" Robertson. How 'bout it, Superlatives. Mr. Robbie Robertson was a legendary ventriloquist and consummate star. After his passing, the family sent me the suit and I am honored to share it with you all and thank you Danny Clark for comin' by to honor us. All right, Apostle...." Paul said, "Yes." Marty continued, "You oughta get up here and do somethin'. How 'bout a hand for the Apostle Paul. Whatcha got on your mind, boy?" Paul said, "A Girl Like You." Marty said, "That's the one."

Harry Stinson was featured on "All For The Love Of A Girl."

Marty said, "Harry Stinson, ladies and gentlemen." Eddie said, "Singing it like he's livied it. That's Handsome Harry Stinson, 'All For The Love Of A Girl'." Eddie promoted Connie's new CD boxed set Just For What I Am. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Well, all right. Glad you're here. Hey Apostle." Paul said, "Yes, sir." Marty continued, "Let's talk about our sponsor." Paul said, "Okay." Marti said, "Whataya say? I'm speakin' of my dear home state, the great state of Mississippi. Not too far from Kentucky, your home state. Mississippi is regarded as the birthplace of America's music. It's the most honorable home of much of American roots music royalty, and Mississippi serves as the host of nearly 200 historical markers along the Blues and Country Music Trails that run throughout the state. One of the most notable stops along the way is Mississippi's royal emerald city of Meridian. Meridian is the hometown of one of America's musical forefathers, the Singin' Brakeman Jimmie Rodgers. Now Jimmie has a Blues and Country Music Trail marker there in his honor, a museum dedicated to his memory and a star on the Arts and Entertainment Commission's Walk of Fame. The granddaddy of all American music festivals, the Jimmie Rodgers Festival, which was established back in 1953 is still goin' strong each and every year. Now when you go to Meridian, do me favor. Be sure to take some of Jimmie's music to play along the way and the atmosphere of the town and its people will help you understand as to why Jimmie Rodgers is the Father of Country Music and America's most-loved Blue Yodeler. He's the best, so how 'bout a dear hand for my friend.Jimmie Rodgers, Mississippi, and the town of Meridian. And now, how 'bout a hand for the Sultan of Goodlettsville, the most popular man in country music, the ole Tennessee Slicker, here's Leroy Troy. Come here, Leroy boy. Hello buddy. You know Danny Clark." Leroy said, "Danny boy." Marty said, "Connie Smith." Leroy said, "Constance."

Marty: "Danny's your neighbor."

Leroy: "Yeah."

Marty: "Up in Goodlettsville."

Leroy: "He sure is. Their home is a roadside attraction."

Marty: "So is his suit."

Leroy" "Yeah."

Marty: "He looks good."

Leroy: "Did Nudie make that?"

Marty: "Yeah."

Leroy: "Did he? He done a good job."

Marty: "What's on your mind today?"

Leroy: "I got an old mountain folk song I'm gonna sing for y'all."

Marty: "What's it called?"

Leroy: "It's called 'Zeb Turney's Girl.'."

Marty: "Who's girl?"

Leroy: "Zeb Turney's."

Marty: "I like it. Go ahead."

Leroy: "All right."

Marty said, "Well, how 'bout that. Told it like it was." Eddie Stubbs said, "Leroy Troy sings 'Zeb Turney's Girl'. Fellas, they tell us she's a household name out in Goodlettsville. It's hymn time this week. Marty Stuart wrote this song. He'll be joined by the quartet on the chorus. It's called 'Time'."

After a commercial break, Eddie Stubbs promoted Marty's latest album Nashville, Volume I: Tear The Woodpile Down. Eddie said, "And once again, here's Marty Stuart." Marty said, "Eddie Stubbs, you did a fine job. How 'bout a hand for our man Eddie Stubbs. And how 'bout a hand for Connie Smith, everybody. Danny Clark and his Nudie suit and Leroy Troy. Apostle, you did good on your song. Handsome Harry, you sang pretty. Cous, are you ready to cast a long shadow across America? How 'bout a hand for Cousin Kenny, ladies and gentlemen." Kenny performed "Country Music's Got A Hold On Me."

Marty said, "Ladies and gentlemen, Cousin Kenny. And while you're so hot, take it home, Cous. On behalf of everybody on The Marty Stuart Show, Miss Connie Smith, Danny Clark, Leroy Troy, Gary Carter, Eddie Stubbs, and all The Fabulous Superlatives, I'm Marty Stuart sayin' thank you for comin'. We'll see you again next week right here on The Marty Stuart Show. I love you, Constance." Connie said, "I love you, too."

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