The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 57 airing February 5, 2011

Guests: The Quebe Sisters Band, George Jones, The Whites, 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, Country Music Hall of Famer George Jones, The Whites, The Quebe Sisters Band, and Texas Martin. Join us now for 30 minutes of fun and great country music as we're proud to present a very special edition of our show, 'We Love Connie Smith.' I'm Eddie Stubbs. Now how 'bout a Superlative welcome for our host, the man who met his baby at Philadelphia, Mississippi's Choctaw Indian Fair Mississippi, here is Marty Stuart." Marty said, "Exactly right, Stubbs." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed Connie's hit, "I'll Come Running."

Marty said, "Welcome to The Marty Stuart Show. Superlatives? 'I'll Come Running', Connie Smith wrote it by herself. Speakin' of Connie Smith, this show is all about Connie Smith. We love Connie Smith and I bet you do, too. Speakin' of Connie Smith, how 'bout a hand for Connie Smith. Come here, Constance. Hey baby. I love you. We all love you." Connie said, "I love you, too." Marty continued, "Welcome. This is your show. We're gonna try to sing some of your songs today and asked some of your favorite people to come by and sing 'em for ya, okay?" Connie said, "Well, you did a great job on 'I'll Come Running'." Marty said, "Aww, that's your song. Can't nobody sing that right but you, but I put my heart in it." Connie said, "Yes you did." Marty said, "Speakin' of heart, our hearts went out to these young'uns over here the first time we met 'em. And they became about our favorites in the world. Connie Smith's favorite Texas band, how 'bout a hand for The Quebe Sisters Band, ladies and gentlemen." The Quebe Sisters Band performed Connie's first hit, "Once A Day."

Marty said, "That's the Quebe Sisters Band right there.That's the way to do that. Attaboy Joey, too. Ladies. After a commercial break, Marty and Connie were on stage. Marty said, "Welcome back and we still love Connie Smith. We love The Quebe Sisters Band." Connie said, "I love The Quebe Sisters Band." Marty said, "How 'bout a hand for The Quebe Sisters Band. Constance, who's your favorite male country singer of all time?" Connie said, "Everybody knows it's George Jones." Marty said, "George Jones is here to say 'hi' to you. How 'bout a hand for the greatest country singer of all time, George Jones. Come here, George." George came onstage carrying a bouquet of red roses for Connie. George said, "Marty, how ya doin'?" Marty said, "All right, George." Connie said, "Hi George." George said, "My favorite singer." Connie said, "Oh, bless your heart." George said, "Some beautiful flowers for a wonderful, beautiful lady." Connie said, "Thank you, George." George said, "And I mean that." Connie said, "Aw, you being here is special." Marty said, "Hi, Possum. Oh we can't thank ya enough for comin' by. I have to listen to a lot of George Jones music at my house and that's all right with me." George said, "Well, I appreciate that." Marty said, "Yes, sir." George said, "And the next time I'm on your show, I'm gonna try to sing a song." Marty said, "That will be fine." Connie said, "I can't wait." Marty said, "Tell ya in the mean time, you just get over there and relax and we'll sing a couple for you." George said, "I'm gonna listen real big then."

Marty said, "Hey Constance. Who's the First Family of the Grand Ole Opry?" Connie said, "Well, everybody knows that. It's The Whites." Marty said, "You love The Whites?" Connie said, "I love The Whites." Marty said, "They love you, too. How 'bout a hand for The Whites, ladies and gentlemen." The Whites sang, "If It Ain't Love (Let's Leave It Alone)."

Eddie promoted Marty's book of photographs, Country Music: The Masters. After a commercial break, Marty and George Jones were on stage. Marty said, "Welcome back, everybody. Welcome back, Mr. Jones." George said, "Thank you, Marty." Marty continued, "All right. As always, I'm proud to tell ya that this show is sponsored by my friends in Mississippi. Now, about 80 miles up the road from the historical old capital building, Mississippi's capital of Jackson, is the Queen city of Meridian. Meridian is regarded as and important railroad town. To celebrate that, Meridian's own Railroad Museum and the Mississippi Heritage Museum join together annually on the first weekend in November for a festival known as Whistle Stop Weekend. It's a free event, filled with fun and good community fellowship. George, listen close and you might even hear Jimmie Rodgers sing a song." George said, "I tell ya what. I'd love to hear that." Marty said, "Me, too, buddy. How 'bout a hand for everybody in Meridian, ladies and gentlemen. Famous, famous, famous." Marty holds up an old issue of Country Music magazine and says, "Look here. Look here at what I got." George said, "Where in the world did you find that?" Marty said, "The Country Music Hall of Fame sent this over there. And Tammy says to George...." George says, "How do ya like them sideburns?" Marty said, "That's nice. Them is pork chops." George and Marty laugh. Marty said, "Tammy said, 'Who's your favorite girl singer?' and George said ...." George said, "Connie Smith." Marty said, "There ya go." George said, "Went over real big then." Marty and George laughed. Marty said, "Well, here's how it works at my house. You're her favorite singer but Tammy Wynette's my favorite girl singer, too." George said, "Well, it's all in the family." Marty said, "It's all in the family. Naw, it really is Connie. I tell ya what. Speakin' of famous though and all in the family, here he comes. You're gonna love this. It's the old Sultan of Goodlettsville, the Tennessee Slicker, George. Leroy Troy. How 'bout a hand for Leroy, everybody. What about it. Hello, Leroy. You know George." Leroy said, "Hey, George." Marty said, "The Quebes .... Whatcha got on your mind?"

Leroy: "We got a barn full."

Marty: "A barn full."

Leroy: "Well, I got another Connie Smith song."

Marty: "Oh you love Connie, too."

Leroy: "Yup. I sure do. One called 'Constance, Where Are You?' Here we go."

Marty said, "Yes, sir, Leroy. That oughta get her done right there." Marty and Connie are on stage. Marty says, "Leroy's family. And I know that family's important to you. It is the ultimate thing to you." Connie sayd, "Yes." Marty continued, "I've often said that if Connie was going to get the greatest award in the world and one of the kids called, the award would have to wait and that's the way it is. Concernin' family, your momma-in-law, your daddy-in-law, and your sister-in-law, John, Hilda and Jennifer are out there. Give 'em a nice hand for comin'." Connie said, "I love you." Marty said, "Connie has a son in Taiwan, Kerry. Darren is in Norway with three grandbabies so they couldn't be here, but some of your other babies got to come today. How 'bout a hand for Connie's Jeanne, Jodi and Julie and all the grandbabies. There they come. Aw, yeah. Jonas and Jordan, Dylan, Zander. Gather around your mama here, children. Hi Jonas." Connie sang, "You'll See Jesus."

After a commercial break, Eddie Stubbs promoted Connie's Born To Sing boxed set at the Superlatone Store. Eddie said, "Everybody loves Marty Stuart and, most of all, everybody loves Connie Smith. Here they are once again." Marty said, "That's right and everybody loves Eddie Stubbs, too at our house." Connie said, "Everybody loves Eddie Stubbs." Marty continues, "How 'bout a hand for Mr. Stubbs. He's family." Connie said, "That's right. You're family." Marty said, "Well, as I mentioned before, you love family. We're all about family. Love the family of country music. Love our family. And you and I watch for babies to come along that have it, don't we?" Connie said, "Yes, we do." Marty continued, "Paul Martin and Jamie's house is full of it." Connie said, "What a family." Marty said, "Great family." Connie said, "They've got a wonderful family." Marty said, "Full of music." Connie said, "Yes.And I've heard the boys and I've seen them on the show and can we bring out one of the girls?" Marty said, "Yeah." Connie said, "My favorite little singer right now. Her name is Miss Texas Martin." Marty said, "We must have a hand for Texas." Connie said, "She's five years old." Marty said, "Awww." Connie said, "That's how old I was when I said I was gonna sing on the Grand Ole Opry. Here, Texas." Texas sang "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" with proud daddy, Paul, accompanying her on piano.

Marty said, "That's Texas Martin. Yay. Go Cous. Ah yeah, come here. On behalf ..... give me that hand. On behalf of Connie Smith, all the family, Leroy Troy, George Jones, the Superlatives, Gary Carter, Eddie Stubbs, I'm Marty Stuart sayin' 'thank you for joinin' us.' We love Connie Smith. See ya again next week on The Marty Stuart Show. And The Quebe Sisters Band. There they go."

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