The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 17 airing February 21, 2009

Guests: Connie Smith, 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 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 show is a special highlight of the talents of our Fabulous Superlatives. 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, Miss Smith's husband, Mr. Smith. Here is Marty Stuart." Marty said, "Like your bow tie." Marty and The Fabulous Superlatives performed "Hard Times and Misery."

Marty said, "Thank you very much. Hard times and misery. None of that here today. We have got a superlative show for you today. The band is the Fabulous Superlatives. You hear Eddie talk about 'em every week. I'm proud to ride the roads of our great land with these men. They're fine statesman. Incredible musical ambassadors. Great men. And to start it off. Yes, Handsome Harry. Gotta get him up. Roll call. Handsome Harry, Cousin Kenny, Here's the Apostle Paul .Come in Apostle. Make him welcome. Paul sang "A Dime At A Time."

Marty said, "You done a nice job. The Apostle Paul Martin." Eddie Stubbs said, "Well, that is so great right there. Apostle Paul and 'A Dime At A Time'. A tribute there to the late and great Del Reeves." . Eddie then promoted Marty's photo book Country Music: The Masters. After a commercial break, Marty said, "That's exactly right, Cous. If you're just joining us I'm Marty Stuart and you're watching The Marty Stuart Show and we're in the midst of a Superlative show. Keep the excellence coming. How 'bout a hand for my baby, Miss Connie Smith." Connie sang "The Later Shade Of Blue."

Marty said, "Hey Cous, Cousin Kenny. What about that Connie Smith, boy." Kenny said, "Beautiful." Marty said, "Beautiful is right. And I have a song selection. I have a request. Kenny said, "Okay." Marty continued, " Your famous composition you wrote about another beautiful lady at the Grand Ole Opry." Kenny said, "The lovely Miss Carol Lee Cooper. She's here tonight." Marty said, "That's her. That's the one. That's the one. Play it for us." Kenny sang "Carol Lee." Marty was dancing all over the stage during the song.

Marty said, "Fine job, Cous." Eddie said, "Cousin Kenny Vaughan right there and 'Carol Lee'. He even took his hat off for Carol Lee, too. And we're glad that Carol Lee Cooper is with us here today. Appreciate you being with us here today, Carol Lee." Eddie promoted Connie's boxed set Born To Sing. After a commercial break, Marty said, "What about it Apostle. Thank you for watching The Marty Stuart Show. We appreciate you listening to what our sponsors have to offer. And ladies and gentlemen, it's time for the Sultan of Goodlettsville. The most popular man in country music. That's right, The ole Tennessee Slicker. How 'bout a hand for Leroy Troy everybody."

Marty: " Hey, Leroy. Welcome."

Leroy: "Good night, gentlemen."

Marty: " Good night. What's the good word from Goodlettsville, Leroy?"

Leroy: "Oh hey, I tell you what. I have done ... raised me enough money .. well I didn't raise it, I saved it ... enough money to fix our driveway."

Marty: "Congratulations."

Leroy: "Thank you. But I'm not going to fix it. I'm just gonna fill it in with gravel. That stuff's expensive, you know it."

Marty: "It is expensive. Speaking of expensive, you got a high-dollar song for us?"

Leroy: "I sure do. And I tell you what. I wanna send it up to Difficult, Tennessee. Up there to them good folks."

Marty: "Beautiful place. What's the selection entitled?"

Leroy: "I Got A Pig Home In A Pen."

Marty: "Yes, sir."

Marty said, "That's all she wrote. A beautiful selection." Eddie Stubbs said, "Leroy Troy right there and 'Pig In A Pen'. Leroy, I hope you can find a gal to feed them hogs for you next time you come down here to the studio. Well, it's time we settle down right now and get serious. We're gonna feature Handsome Harry Stinson right now on this inspirational offering. It's included on Marty Stuart and The Fabulous Superlative's Souls' Chapel CD. Marty along with the Apostle Paul are gonna round out the trio here. 'Slow Train'."

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. Marty said, "That's a good job, Eddie Stubbs. Wouldn't take $100 for ya. Maybe $150 with that bow tie." Eddie said, "$101." Marty continued, "$101. You're a superlative man. On behalf of the Apostle Paul Martin, Handsome Harry Stinson, and Cousin Kenny Vaughan, all the Fabulous Superlatives, I'm Marty Stuart saying thank you for joining us. We'll see you again next week. Leroy, join us on the 'Mississippi Railroad Blues'.

Marty: "That's all. On behalf of Cousin Kenny, Handsome Harry, Apostle Paul, Leroy Troy, Eddie Stubbs, Connie Smith and Gary Carter, I'm Marty Stuart saying thank you for joining us. We will see you next week, baby."

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