The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 111 airing February 16, 2013

Guests: The Del McCoury Band, 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 guest, The Del McCoury Band. 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 and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "We Don't Grow Tobacco."

Marty said, "We don't grow no tobacco around here no more. I'm Marty Stuart. Thank you for tunin' in The Marty Stuart Show. Got country music and bluegrass at its finest. Old time music on our minds today. If you've never seen The Del McCoury Band, I encourage you to go see 'em coz they're about the finest bluegrass band on planet Earth, and I'm about to prove it to ya. Always good to see our friends. How 'bout a hand for The Del McCoury Band." They performed "I Feel The Blues Moving In."

Marty said, "Del McCoury Band. That gentlemen wrote that himself." Eddie said, "Pickin' and singin' mighty blue there. That's the award-winning Del McCoury Band and the song that Del wrote 'I Feel The Blues Moving In'. Thank you, fellas." Eddie promoted Hilda Stuart's photo book Choctaw Gardens. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back, everybody. Superlatives? There they are. The famous Del McCoury Band. Just the finest. That's all there is to it. And speakin' of the finest, here's one of the finest country singers that ever walked God's Earth. How 'bout a hand for the great Connie Smith. Hello Constance. Can I talk ya into doin' a Roger Miller song?" Connie said, "I'd love to." Marty said, "All right." Connie sang "When A House Is Not A Home."

Marty said, "That's Connie Smith." Connie said, "Thank you." Marty continued, "That's Connie Smith." Marty walked over to The Del McCoury Band. "Yeah. Hello Del." Del said, "How ya doin'?" Marty started shaking hands with the band. He said, "Alan, Rob, Ronnie, Jason." Turning to Del, he said, "What did you feed these youngins when they were little to make 'em play so good?" Del said, "I tried to starve 'em out." Marty continued, "They was raised on Martha White biscuits, that's what it was. This is simply an excuse. I'm gonna start this song. It's simply an excuse to hear my favorite mandolin player in the world, Mr. Ronnie McCoury, play this song. You ready? All right. I'm gonna do it and turn it over and you do the rest." They performed "Rawhide."

Marty said, "Get outta here." After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen. Comin' to ya from Grand Ole Opry town Music City USA Nashville, Tennessee. And it's an honor to share the good news on the sponsor of this show. I'm speakin' of the great state of Mississippi which is regarded as he birthplace of America's music. You'll also find nearly 200 historical stops, and counting, on the world-renown Country Music and Blues Trails that ramble throughout the Magnolia state. Trail Marker No. 2 on the Country Music Trail stands on the courthouse square in my hometown of Philadelphia, Mississippi. It's in the good company of Steve's On The Square, Yates Drugs, Dees Department Store, Byar's Furniture, the Ellis Theatre, Williams Brothers Grocery, and the famous store where I do all of my gift buying, Del McCoury Band, the Philadelphia Gun and Pawn Shop on Posey Avenue. All family-run businesses. I'm proud of Country Music Trail Marker No. 2 because it happens to have my name on it, and how it should read is 'Blessed journey. Son of the American dream'. So how 'bout a hand for dear ole Mississippi, Country Music Trail Marker No. 2, and all the good people in one of the greatest places in the world .... Philadelphia, Mississippi. Come visit Philadelphia. You'll see what I mean. And it is now time for a visit with the Tennessee Slicker. Here is Leroy Troy. Come Sultan of Goodlettsville. Hello Leroy. Look at whatcha have. These folks are like family. They're all like kinfolks aren't they."

Leroy: "Yeah, they sure are. Del there is a grandpa."

Marty: "Yeah."

Leroy: "He's got a bunch of grandkids."

Marty: "You know anything about being a grandpa yet?"

Leroy: "Oh yeah."

Marty: "What's that?"

Leroy: "Ya wanna hear it?"

Marty: "Yeah."

Leroy: "All right."

Marty: "What's the title of it?"

Leroy: "I'm My Own Grandpa."

Marty said, "Can I call ya pappy?" Eddie said, "There's one you've got to really be paying attention to in order to understand it fully. 'I'm My Own Grandpa'. Thank you, Leroy Troy. We never do a show without featuring a song of faith and inspiration. And with one he learned from The Carter Family, here's Marty Stuart now and 'Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room'."

After a commercial break, Eddie promoted Kenny Vaughan's CD, V. Eddie said, "And now let's get back to Marty Stuart and a member of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame, Mr. Del McCoury." Marty said, "Thank you, Eddie Stubbs and Mr. Del McCoury, I thank you." Del said, "Thank you, Marty Stuart." Marty continued, "Del McCoury Band. Thank you for comin' by." Del said, "Glad to." Marty said, "Some of our best friends. You really are. Hey, thank you guys for what you play out there. It just gets better and better and better. Didn't think it could. Truly modern masters, The Del McCoury Band." Del said, "Thank you." Marty said, "Thank you. I have a request." Del said, "You do." Marty said, "I do. You've been restin'. I've been watchin' and we'll put ya to work. Would ya do the 'White House Blues' for me?." Del said, "I'll sure try." Marty said, "I'll get outta brother Rob's way. How 'bout a hand for The Del McCoury Band. Gentlemen. Here I go."

Marty said, "That's what I'm talkin' about. That's the best in the world right there. On behalf of all The Del McCoury Band ... come on over gentlemen ... Miss Connie Smith, Gary Carter, Leroy Troy, Eddie Stubbs, and all The Superlatives, I'm Marty Stuart sayin' thank you ... thank you Del McCoury. Come back and see us again next week right here on The Marty Stuart Show. We'll do it again."

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