The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 112 airing February 23, 2013

Guests: Charley Pride, 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 is 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, Charley Pride, along with Pig Robbins and Fred Newell. 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 said, "Keep her off your mind, boy." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Keep Her Off Your Mind."

Marty said, "Oh yeah. I am Marty Stuart. Welcome to The Marty Stuart Show. Country music big time today, startin' with Mr. Fred Newell on the steel guitar. Good job, Fred. How 'bout it, Apostle. And joinin' us right now from the Country Music Hall of Fame, Mr. Pig Robbins. How 'bout a hand for Pig. It is indeed my honor to present to you Mr. Charley Pride. Hello Mr. Charley Pride. Mr. Pride. All right, sir." Charley said, "Thank you. Thank you." Charley performed "Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town."

Charley said, "Thank you very much." Marty said, "Get it, Sledge. Mr. Charley Pride." Charley said, "Thank you." Eddie said, "Country Music Hall of Famer Charley Pride with a tip of the hat to his home state of Mississippi. The 'Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town." Eddie promoted Cool Country Favorites. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back, everybody. So far, so good. Three Country Music Hall of Famers in our midst today. You heard from Mr. Charley Pride over there. How 'bout a hand for Mr. Pride. And Mr. Pig Robbins on the piano. Thank you for comin', Pig. And now here's the prettiest one of the bunch from the Country Music Hall of Fame. Miss Connie Smith. Hello Constance. Welcome baby." Connie said, "Thanks." Connie sang "I Got A Lot Of Hurting Done Today."

Marty said, "That's Miss Connie Smith." Connie said, "Thank you." Marty continued, "That's Connie Smith and this is Mr. Charley Pride." Marty walked over to Charley. "Thank you for comin' Mr. Pride." Charley said, "Thank you. Thank you very much." Marty said, "How 'bout a hand for Miss Janelle over here in the pretty coat. Yeah, Janelle. Thank you for bein' here." Janelle said, "Thank you for having me" Marty said, "Hadn't been many seasons that we've done this show that I haven't asked you to come and you've come every time. Thank you so much. And this particular set of this show, we've added very little to it since we started. But we added one little feature today. Miss Janelle will show us now. How 'bout it. Forever more, if it's all right with you, we'd like for the name Charley Pride to be on our show. Sparkle like a diamond." Charley said, "Thank you. Thank you." Marty continued, "Did we spell it right?" Charley said, "Yeah." Marty said, "All right. The first time that I ever heard your voice ..." Charley said, "Yeah."

Marty continued, " .... was in Mississippi when I was a kid growin' up. There was a disc jockey in Forest, Mississippi named Marty Collins." Charley said, "Yeah." Marty continued, "Who loved country music. And we had this big ole stereo in our livin' room and I heard 'All I Have To Offer You Is Me'. That was the first record I heard of you. It wasn't long after that ..." Charley said, "First number one." Marty continued, "That's right. Then I heard 'Does My Ring Hurt You Finger'. I found you after that. And the thing that I remember about Marty Collins playin' your song is after 'All I Have To Offer You Is Me', he was cryin'. He said 'Ole Marty needs to hear that one again. And he played it back to back two times. And I stood there mesmerized by the sound of your voice. And when I found out you were from Mississippi, it made me so proud because you represented us with so much dignity and class and integrity. And I thank you for that. I think you're one of the greatest things. I think you're one of the greatest men that ever performed country music and sang country music." Charley said, "Thank you so much." Marty said, "And so you've been such an influence on me. So much so that I completely stole one of your songs. And I wrote this song a couple of years ago and singin' it in front of you is kinda like singin' in front of the principal, but I'd like for you to hear this song, all right?." Charley said, "Okay." Marty continued, "Be easy on us. How 'bout a hand for Mr. Pride, Miss Janelle, and The Superlatives, and a brand new song. Count it off." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "When It Comes To Loving You."

After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back, everybody. Ladies and gentlemen. Superlatives. Here he comes. The Sultan of Goodlettsville, the ole Tennessee Slicker, how 'bout a hand for Mr. Leroy Troy. Mr. Boswell. Mr. Stubbs, Mr. Newell, Miss Smith, Mr. Pride."

Leroy: "Charley. "

Marty: "Whatcha got on your mind, Sultan?"

Leroy: "Hey, we are goin' spelunkin'."

Marty: "Spelunkin'?"

Leroy: "Yeah."

Marty: "What's spelunkin'?"

Leroy: "Ya don't know what spelunkin' is?"

Marty: "If you'll tell me, I will."

Leroy: "It's when you go under the ground."

Marty: "All right."

Leroy: "Yeah."

Marty: "All right."

Leroy: "We're going to a cave, boy."

Marty: "What cave?"

Leroy: "Miller's Cave."

Marty: "All right, all right."

Marty said, "Spelunk ya very much?" Eddie said, "Thank you, Leroy Troy, for a fine job on 'Miller's Cave'. Marty Stuart has often referred to Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper as representing mountain dignity at its finest. We'd like to remember them now with one of their staple songs as we call on Connie Smith to lead us in 'Walking My Lord Up Calvary's Hill'."

After a commercial break, Eddie promoted Hilda Stuart's photo book, Choctaw Gardens. Eddie said, "And once again, here's Marty Stuart." Marty said, "And once again, thank you, Eddie Stubbs. And I wanna thank Fred Newell and Pig Robbins for comin' by. And Mr. Charley Pride. Thank you so much for comin', Charley Pride." Charley said, "Thank you. Thank you." Marty continued, "Would you sing 'Just Between You And Me' for me?" Charley said, "Yes." Marty said, "We'll dedicate this to Cowboy Jack Clement. Mr. Carter, if you will."

Marty said, "Aww yeah. That's the way it's done right there. On behalf of Charley Pride, Connie Smith, Pig Robbins, Fred Newell, Leroy Troy, Eddie Stubbs, Gary Carter and all The Fabulous Superlatives, thank you for watchin' us. Come back and see us next week right here on The Marty Stuart Show."

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