The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 84 airing February 11, 2012

Guests: Stuart Duncan, 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, Stuart Duncan, Del McCoury, and Alan O'Bryant. 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 said, "Thank you, Eddie boy." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "A Tombstone Every Mile."

Marty said, "All right, Cous. Fine job. Give me five, Cous. What about it. Thank you for comin' to see us. Swap with ya, Cous. Thank you for comin' by to see us here on The Marty Stuart Show today. Superlatives? We have one of the world's finest fiddlers on our show today. Met this guy when he was a kid in California. We grew up together. Now I've come to know him as one of the great masters of American music. How 'bout a hand for Mr. Stuart Duncan and his fiddle, ladies and gentlemen. There he is. Hello Stuart. Welcome." Stuart said, "Thank you." Marty continued, "Hello Del. Oh man, you brought some heavy hitters with you. Hello Alan O'Bryant. Now you brought ... come up here and talk to me. You brought some heavy hitters with you today." Stuart said, "Only the best." Marty said, "Only the best. 'Lee Highway Blues'......." Stuart said, "Okay." Marty continued, "Is one of my favorite tunes that you play. And what comes to mind is the night we were standin' on the lawn of the White House. At Presidential request, you played the 'Lee Highway Blues'. Could you do it for us today?" Stuart said, "I'd love to." Marty said, "How 'bout a hand for Mr. Stuart Duncan, Del McCoury, and Alan O'Bryant. Go ahead brother."

Marty said, "Stuart Duncan and all the boys, ladies and gentlemen." Stuart said, "Thank you, Marty." Marty said, "Give me five, brother Stuart. Don't get any better than that right there." Eddie said, "Great fiddlin' there from Stuart Duncan and 'The Lee Highway Blues'." Eddie promoted Kenny Vaughan's CD V. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back, everybody. Stuart Duncan took care of business on the ole Lee Highway. Look at 'em on the hay bales. Three of the nation's finest right there. And get a shot of Del McCoury's shoes and socks. How 'bout a hand for Del's shoes and socks. Cousin Kenny's jealous." Marty laughs. He continues, "I want you to do me a favor and make welcome one of the greatest country singers of all time. How 'bout a hand for Miss Connie Smith. Here she comes. Oh banging Stuart and Del McCoury. Did you see Del McCoury's shoes?" Connie said, "I did see Del's shoes." Marty said, "Looking good, looking good." Connie said, "Yes, sir." Marty said, "Sing us a song, baby." Connie said, "I'm gonna try." Marty said, "All right." Connie sang "Lovin' In Vain."

Marty said, "That was all right. How 'bout it, Mr. Stuart Duncan. Stop right about here. Play me some country fiddle, Stuart." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Color Of The Blues."

Marty said, "All right." Eddie said, "Marty Stuart singin' it lonesome there. 'Color Of The Blues'." Eddie promoted Nashville, Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down." After a commercial break, Marty said, "Havin' a big time. Hope you are, too. Hey the good news is this. The Marty Stuart Show is sponsored each and every week by the great state of Mississippi. Mississippi is regarded as the birthplace of America's music. Now if you're a music lover like me, somethin' of interest to you might be the Blues and Country Music Trails that run throughout the Magnolia state. Nearly 200 historical stops along the way, as a matter of fact, have been placed in honor of the great names in blues and country music that come from Mississippi. One such name that we all know and love is the First Lady of Country Music, Miss Tammy Wynette. How 'bout a hand for Tammy. Tammy's marker stands in her home ground of Tremont, Mississippi and it serves to honor her majesty as a singer. Now Mississippi is filled with majesties as a matter of fact. For instance, 175 miles down the road from Tremont is Emerald City, Alan O'Bryant, of Meridian, Mississippi. It's the home of one of the most majestic concert halls in the world. I'm speakin' of the MSU Riley Center for the Education of Performing Arts. What an interesting story the Riley Center has. The hall was originally built in 1890. All of the great stars of the day graced Meridian's finest stage. But hard times hit in the 20's and the Riley Center was boarded up and long forgotten. In 2006, the boards came down and to everyone's amazement, the building was virtually in tact. Several million dollars later brought the old treasure into the light of a new century and the lights have never since dimmed. So how 'bout a hand for big Mississippi, Miss Tammy Wynette's marker, and the Riley Center in Meridian, Mississippi. And how 'bout a hand for the ole Sultan of Goodlettsville. Del, the most popular man in country music, Leroy Troy. Come here, Tennessee Slicker. Look out. You know Apostle, Alan O'Bryant, Del, Stuart Duncan, Connie Smith. I mean you are backed by heavies today."

Leroy: "I know it, man. You got the million dollar band."

Marty: "That's what they are."

Leroy: "And here I am surrounded by Stuarts."

Marty: "Yes, sir. What us Stuarts to do with you."

Leroy: "Well, ya'll gonna help me pedal. I got a bicycle to pedal."

Marty: "All right."

Leroy: "One called 'The Bicycle Wreck'."

Marty: "What key?"

Leroy: "G."

Marty said, "All right. A fabulous selection." Eddie said, "Thanks so much, Leroy Troy. 'The Bicycle Wreck'. We're delighted to have Del McCoury with us today. He's a member of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame and he's gonna team up with Marty Stuart on one of the old favorites .....'Mansions For Me'."

After a commercial break, Eddie promoted Connie's CD boxed set Just For What I Am. Eddie said, "And, once again, here's Marty Stuart." Marty said, "Thank you, Eddie Stubbs. How 'bout a nice hand for Eddie Stubbs, everybody. And how 'bout a hand for this million dollar band Stuart Duncan brought with him. Brother Del, brother Alan, Apostle Paul. Come here, Stuart Duncan. I'm so proud of you." Stuart said, "I'm proud of you." Marty continued, "I'm so proud of you. Watched you go from bein' a youngin' winnin' contests with your fiddle to be the most in-demand fiddle player probably in the world." Stuart said, "Oh please." Marty said, "You make us proud every time you step out." Stuart said, "I'm proud to be here." Marty said, "Thank you so much. What have you brought Del McCoury along for. Whataya got in mind with him." Stuart said, "Well, like you heard on 'The Lee Highway Blues', he's just the best rhythm guitar player you could ask for." Marty said, "I'll go along with that right there." Stuart said, "Some of folks out there might remember him as a tenor singer, too. And so I was hoping that he would help me do one where he sings, too." Del said, "I was hopin' you would do this." Marty laughed and said, "Well, let's do it." Stuart said, "Here's one called 'Long Journey Home'." Del and Marty said, "All right."

Marty said, "Aww, Stuart Duncan and the boys. I'm tellin' ya. Cous. On behalf ... come on over gentlemen. On behalf of all the boys on the show today, Miss Connie Smith, Leroy Troy and Gary Carter, Eddie Stubbs, fiddlin' Stuart Duncan, I'm Marty Stuart sayin' thank you for comin' to see us. Come see us again next week right here on The Marty Stuart Show."

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