The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 113 airing March 2, 2013

Guests: Brandy Clark, 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 guest, Miss Brandy Clark, along with Josh Osborne and Jimmy Wallace. 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, "You ready, Cous?" Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Shake Your Hips."

Marty said, "Yeah. All right. Shake your hips. I'm Marty Stuart. Welcome to The Marty Stuart Show. I love this show already, it's barely begun. Hey, this past summer, somebody sent me a disc with some beautiful songs on it, and I could not stop listenin' and I could not wait to play 'em for Connie. Coz Connie and I dearly love the feelin' that comes around when new talent comes that really has it ... all the way. And this lady has it all the way, through and through. I love her singin'. I love her. I love her songs. How 'bout a hand for Miss Brandy Clark, ladies and gentlemen. Hello Brandy. Welcome." Brandy performed "Stripes."

Marty said, "That's Miss Brandy Clark, right there. I told ya she was good." Eddie said, "Miss Brandy Clark there with a song called 'Stripes'. Thank you, Brandy." Eddie promoted Connie's CD Long Line Of Heartaches. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back, everybody. Thank you for joinin' us. That nice lady sittin' on the front row came all the way from Washington state to hear her little baby girl sing. That's Brandy Clark's mama. Make her feel welcome. And how 'bout a hand for Brandy and the boys on the hay bales. And how 'bout a hand for one of the greatest country singers of all time ... the great Connie Smith. Come here baby. Hi Constance. We've spent a lotta miles listenin' to Brandy Clark songs." Connie said, "That's right." Marty said, "Wasn't that good?" Connie continued, "And we'll spend a lot more won't we." Marty said, "You betcha. Glad she's here. Whataya gonna sing for us?" Connie said, "I'm gonna sing a song that Mel Tillis recorded and I think it was written by Whitey Shafer." Marty said, "Is that right?" Connie said, "I think so." Marty said, "And the title?" Connie said, "New Patches." Marty said, "In G major, ladies and gentlemen. How 'bout a hand for Constance."

Marty said, "Aww, that's the way it's done. That's the way it's done." Marty walked over to Brandy. Marty said, "Make welcome Miss Brandy Clark. I'm so glad to finally meet you." Brandy said, "I'm glad to meet you, too." Marty continued, "Well, I tell ya what. I love your songs. And when I was listenin' to your songs, I was encouraged. Harlan Howard, the great songwriter, used to have a sayin. He said, 'Country music is three chords and the truth.' And that's what you write ... the truth. Sometimes it's a little unvarnished, sometimes it's a little rough, but that's the way it is. When I checked the newspaper this mornin', what you write about ... every word of it is still valid. I had a conversation one time with Pete Seeger. And I had to wind up askin' him about Woody Guthrie. And he said that his opinion of Woody was that he traveled like a correspondent on a boxcar, lookin' to the left and the right. Reporting on the human condition wherever he went. And that's what I feel about your songs. You tell the truth about the human condition. And so, this one especially, hit home with me. Would you do 'Take A Little Pill' for me?" Brandy said, "Okay." Marty said, "Miss Brandy Clark."

After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back. Ladies and gentlemen. Good people of the modern world. I'm honored to tell ya that The Marty Stuart Show is sponsored by the great state of Mississippi. A state which is known all around the world as the birthplace of America's music. You'll find nearly 200 historical stops along the Blues and Country Music Trails that run throughout the Magnolia state and celebrate the greats in those genres. One group of pioneer country music icons in the American history books that I encourage you to look into is the Leake County Revelers. Superlatives?" Harry said, "That's right." Marty continued, "There's a Country Music Trail marker located in Sepastopol, Mississippi that pays honor to this fine southern string band. Now, Cous, just a short ride up Highway 16 from Sepastopol is the fair city of Philadelphia, Mississippi." Handsome Harry said, "Oh yeah." Marty said, "My hometown. That's right. Superlatives? Where do you think the Leake County Revelers bought their overalls, John B. Stetson hats, fiddle rosin and chewin' tobacco?" Handsome Harry said, "Well......" Marty said, "Well, Handsome Harry, I'll tell ya. They did their business at Williams Brothers Grocery in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Oh yes they did. Williams Brothers has been in business since 1907. A world-famous country store and I'm tellin' ya, it's a must see. And as I've said before, if ole Sid Williams don't have it, you probably don't need it. That's right. So how 'bout a hand for Sid Williams, Philadelphia, Mississippi, and the Leake County Revelers. And how 'bout a hand for Leroy Troy. Come here, Leroy. Where is he? There he is. Yeah, Cous. You know Connie and Brandy. Well, you brought Eddie Stubbs with ya."

Leroy: "Yeah, I got an old Stubbs."

Marty: "All right. Gonna put him to work playin' that fiddle."

Leroy: "Shoot yeah."

Marty: "Whatcha gonna play?"

Leroy: "Gonna do one about a woman."

Marty: "Come on."

Leroy: "Little Pink."

Marty said, "That's Leroy and 'Little Pink'. Along with little Eddie." Eddie said, "Leroy Troy right there with an old timer entitled 'Little Pink'. Boy, she sounds like a real doozie. Well hymn time this week features Handsome Harry on a song that he and Marty Stuart wrote together. 'Home Waiting Just For Me'."

After a commercial break, Eddie promoted Harry's CD, Who Is This Man?. Eddie said, "And now, let's turn things back over to Marty Stuart." Marty said, "Thank you for comin', Josh. Thank you for comin', Jimmy. " Brandy said, "Thanks for havin' me." Marty said, "I'm proud of your songs. I'm proud of what's gonna happen with you in the future. I know good things are bound for Brandy Clark. How 'bout a hand for Miss Brandy Clark. What's the name of this one?" Brandy said, "Pray To Jesus." Marty said, "Pray To Jesus. Here she comes."

Marty said, "Thank you, Brandy Clark. On behalf of Brandy Clark, Connie Smith, all the boys, Leroy Troy, Gary Carter, Eddie Stubbs, all the Superlatives, I'm Marty Stuart sayin' thank you for joinin' us. We'll see ya again next week right here on The Marty Stuart Show. Brandy Clark."

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