The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 18 airing February 28, 2009

Guests: The SteelDrivers, 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 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 very special guests The SteelDrivers, plus a very special surprise. 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, the pride and joy of Route 5, Philadelphia, Mississippi, here is Marty Stuart." Marty said, "Route 8, but who's counting." Marty and The Fabulous Superlatives performed "Bridge Washed Out."

Marty said, "I'm Marty Stuart. Thank you for tuning in The Marty Stuart Show. Well as you heard from that first song, it's country music and we're proud to be playing country music. Got it coming in just another way called bluegrass. I introduced these folks on the Grand Ole Opry not long ago and they tore the house down. I bet they're gonna do it again today. How about a hand for my friends, The SteelDrivers, ladies and gentlemen." The SteelDrivers sang "Drinking Dark Whiskey."

Marty said, "Welcome SteelDrivers. SteelDrivers. Good job. You got it Eddie." Eddie Stubbs said, "The SteelDrivers. I'm telling you they don't leave anything out. 'Drinking Dark Whiskey'. That's fine ya'll. So good." . Eddie then promoted Marty's photo book Country Music: The Masters. After a commercial break, Marty said, "I'm Marty Stuart. We welcome you back to the Marty Stuart Show. Country music tonight. What about those SteelDrivers on them hale bales back there. Mighty fine job. Great job folks. Got old Mule on that mandolin over there. Whooping it, Mule. Ladies and gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to present to you my Baby. One of the greatest country singers of all time. How about a hand for Miss Connie Smith. Where are you Constance?" Connie sang "Cincinnati, Ohio."

Marty said, "I'd like to sing a song I wrote for our Badlands record. About a lost and wandering soul out on reservation land, looking for hope." Marty sang "Casino."

Eddie said, "Wow, Marty, that's first rate. 'Casino.' Great job and some wonderful steel guitar work there too from Gary Carter on that one." Eddie promoted Connie Smith's Born To Sing boxed set. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Thank you very kindly, sir. Welcome back to the Marty Stuart Show and thank you for listening to that word from our sponsor. And as always, write me at the Grand Ole Opry, email us. You've got the address from Eddie Stubbs. And I'd be happy to answer you back just fast as I could. Well, it's time. They just keep asking. And we just keep returning. Here he is, the Sultan of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, the ole Tennessee Slicker himself, the most popular man in country music. Ladies and gentlemen, SteelDrivers get ready. Leroy Troy. How about a hand for Leroy. Hello Buddy. All right. You know the SteelDrivers, Connie and Apostle Paul. What is the good word from Goodlettsville there boy?"

Leroy: "Hey, I tell you what. You had asked me about a song tonight and just this past week, I was going through my closet to get to the other side."

Marty (laughing): "Yes...."

Leroy: "I found the sheet music to this song. Not real sheet music but it was on paper you know, handwritten."

Marty: "Yes."

Leroy: "This was my handwriting."

Marty: "All right."

Leroy: " 'Old Joe Clark'."

Marty: "One of my favorites."

Leroy: "Well all right."

Marty: "Would you play it for us right now?"

Marty said, "All at once. Stopped it all at once" Eddie Stubbs said, "One and only Leroy Troy right there and 'Old Joe Clark'. Leroy, we're glad you learned that without the music. You're doin' real fine here. You need to get some more sheet music to do some more tunes like that. That's great. Well at the start of the show, we told you that we had something real special in store for you. We'd like to declare hymn time right now and here to tell you a little bit more about this next song and performance is Marty Stuart. Marty said, "Thank you, Eddie Stubbs. Well I'm here to tell you I'm a card-carrying mama's boy and you would be too if Hilda Stuart was your mama. Say 'hi' to my mama would you please. Hi mama. Well, I love you." Hilda said, "I love you, too." Marty continued, "Yes, ma'am. And this was the first lady. She was my original pickin' buddy and the first lady that I ever knew that told me about the fellow up there in that picture. And then lived it out on a day-to-day basis. What do you say we take a trip on that 'Old Gospel Ship'."

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, "You did a fine job, Mr. Stubbs. A fine job, Eddie Stubbs. Proud to have you along. And those SteelDrivers. SteelDrivers, thank you for coming out. Chris, I do like your hat. You lookin' good, brother. Yes, sir. How about one more song from The SteelDrivers, everybody." The SteelDrivers performed 'If You Can't Be Good, Be Gone'.

Marty: "That was good and we gotta be gone. But we'll be back next week. But on behalf of The SteelDrivers, Eddie Stubbs, Connie Smith, Leroy Troy, Gary Carter and all the Fabulous Superlatives and my mama, thank you for watching. We'll see you again next week on The Marty Stuart Show. Come back. Say 'bye" mama."

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