The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 36 airing February 20, 2010

Guests: Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, 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 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 guest, Ralph Stanley and all the Clinch Mountain Boys. 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, all the way from the hills of Mississippi to the streets of Nashville, Tennessee. Here is Marty Stuart." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Hillbilly Highway."

Marty said, "Hillbilly Highway, Cous. Well, that's right. Speaking of 'Hillbilly Highway', well, this man helped invent the hillbilly highway. Handsome Harry, he started it when it was a dirt road." Handsome Harry said, "He sure did." Marty continued, "He's gone on to be one of America's finest. Representing Clinch Mountain, ladies and gentlemen, how 'bout a hand for Dr. Ralph Stanley and all the Clinch Mountain Boys. Here they come, Doc. All right, Doc, Nathan, Ralph II, Dewey, ole Steve Sparkman and brother James." Ralph and the boys performed "Riding The Midnight Train."

Eddie Stubbs said, "Great job right there from Ralph Stanley and all the Clinch Mountain Boys and 'Ride The Midnight Train'. Ralph, I wanted to wear this suit today because I was wearin' this the first time I met you in the fall of 1979." Ralph said, "And that must have been a hundred years ago." Eddie said, "That was and it still fits, too." Everybody laughs. Eddie continued, "You don't look a day older but I sure do." 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 to The Marty Stuart Show,.ladies and gentlemen. Hey Superlatives. That's that Clinch Mountain sound I was talkin' about right over there. Heard around the world. World class, Dr. Ralph. World class.Speakin' of world class, so is this next lady. How 'bout a hand, singin' one of her great RCA Victor recordings, ladies and gentlemen. Miss Connie Smith. Come here baby." Connie sang, "Cry, Cry, Cry."

Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives sang "Reasons."

Eddie Stubbs said, "First-rate job right there, Marty Stuart. One of his own tunes there called 'Reasons'." Eddie then promoted Marty's photo book, Country Music: The Masters. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back to The Marty Stuart Show. If you're just joining us, thank you for tuning in. Dr. Ralph Stanley and all the Clinch Mountain Boys are with us today. And if you like what we're doin', like what you hearin' and seein', write all of us at the Grand Ole Opry. We'll be glad to try and answer your letters and your cards. Dr. Ralph, we're gonna send this big number out to Columbia, Mississippi, home of the big bluegrass festival down there. Never know when you might see Dr. Ralph and all the boys down there. But it's time. Dr. Ralph, it's time.... for the Sultan of Goodlettsville, the ole Tennessee Slicker. It's a big day for him coz he's gonna get to play a song with ya. How 'bout a hand for Leroy Troy, ladies and gentlemen. Come here, Leroy. We'll make him a Clinch Mountain Boy today. Make him a Clinch Mountain Boy. I got a request, boys." Leroy said, "What." Marty continued, "'Rocky Island. Goin' to Rocky Island. Hit it Doc."

Marty said, "Yes sir. Fine job, boys." Ralph said, "Thank you very much, Marty." Marty continued, "Whatcha give for him, Dr. Ralph?" Ralph said, "All he's worth." Marty continued, "I don't know if he can go that cheap." Ralph said, "Think that's enough?" Marty said, "That's about right." Ralph said, "Okay." Marty said, "Invite all the cast out, all the Superlatives, the Clinch Mountain Boys. Dr. Ralph, many years ago at a bluegrass festival, I heard you line out in the old style 'Amazing Grace'. And it was mighty beautiful. Would you honor us with it today?" Ralph said, "I'll do my very best." Marty said, "Yes sir. yes sir."

After a commercial break, Eddie Stubbs promoted the Superlatone Store. Eddie said, "Well, it's time for the hills of Mississippi to get reaquainted with the hills of ole Virginia one more time. Here's Marty Stuart." Marty said, "Thank you, Mr. Stubbs. Ralph, while we're cuttin' deals, how much you give for him?" Ralph said, "All he's worth." Marty said, "Here we go again." Ralph said, "I can't give him much." Marty said, "That's enough, that's enough. I've watched you win a lot of awards, receive a lot of honors, but when the President put the National Metal of Arts on ya, I was mighty proud for ya. How 'bout a hand for that." Ralph said, "I was, too." Marty said, "Yes sir, yes sir. Dr. Ralph Stanley and all the Clinch Mountain Boys, ladies and gentlemen." Ralph sang "Man Of Constant Sorrow."

Marty said, "That's just right, right there. Yes sir. Dr. Ralph and all the Clinch Mountain Boys. Fine job, sir. On behalf of Dr. Ralph Stanley and all the Clinch Mountain Boys, The Fabulous Superlatives, Miss Connie Smith, Eddie Stubbs, Gary Carter, Leroy Troy, I'm Marty Stuart saying good night everybody. Thank you for comin'. See ya again next week."

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