The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 22 airing March 28, 2009

Guests: Dallas Frazier, Ralph Emery, 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 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 very special guests, Country Music Hall of Famer Ralph Emery and Songwriter Hall of Famer Dallas Frazier. 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, a gun toting Hillbilly music lovin' man, here is Marty Stuart." Marty said, "Did you say Hillbilly?" Eddie said, "Hillbilly." Marty and The Fabulous Superlatives performed "Half A Heart."

Marty said, "Welcome to The Marty Stuart Show. Ladies and gentlemen, I know you love country music or you wouldn't stop on us anyhow. I love country music, too. This next man is responsible for some of the greatest country songs ever written. Check some of these titles, Superlatives ...... 'Mohair Sam', 'Alley Oop', 'If It Ain't Love, Leave It Alone', 'The Baptism of Jesse Taylor', 'Where Is My Castle', There Goes My Everything', Elvira', 'All I Have To Offer You Is Me' and 'If My Heart Had Windows'. You get the idea? We've got great, great songwriting royalty with us. A member of the Songwriters' Hall of Fame, the legendary Dallas Frazier everybody. Come on, Dallas. Welcome Dallas." Dallas sang "14 Carat Mind."

Marty said, "Rub a little of that magic on me. Give me a little of that magic right there." Eddie Stubbs said, "Wow, what a tremendous performance right there. That's Dallas Frazier singing one of his own songs there, '14 Carat Mind' which Gene Watson had the big hit on. It's great to hear how it went the first time around by the guy who wrote it." Eddie then promoted Country Music: The Masters. After a commercial break, Marty said, "I want to welcome you back to The Marty Stuart Show. I'm Marty Stuart. Thank you for tuning in. Listen to what our sponsors have to say. And Superlatives, songwriting royalty on the hay bale over there. Right under Lester and Earl. Good job, Dallas. Yeah. Hey, speaking of royalty, we have another fella here that we love very much. I think the world of this gentlemen. I respect him and honor him very much. He truly is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Disc Jockey's Hall of Fame. One of the icons of country music. How about a hand for our friend, Mr. Ralph Emery, ladies and gentlemen. Hey Ralph. Hello, Mr. Emery. Welcome, sir. Have a microphone."

Ralph: "Marty, thank you. Thank you very much."

Marty: "Ralph, thank you. You let us come on your show and announce that we were gonna have a show. So thank you very much for coming by to say hello to me."

Ralph: "Well, you had two Superlative performances."

Marty: "Thank you very much."

Ralph: "You were on not once, but twice."

Marty: "There you go. Thank you."

Ralph: "And you were great."

Marty: "Well, enjoyed being on your show. I look forward to seeing you on TV. People love to have you in the country music world on TV. We need ya."

Ralph: "Well, thank you."

Marty: "You betcha."

Ralph: "Thank you very much."

Marty: "I grew up listening to you on WSM late night . I used to sneak by my radio when mama wasn't watchin' and I'd listen to you late night. I loved your theme song. I loved the records you played. All your guests. And I liked it when you played Connie Smith records."

Ralph: "Aw, I wonder why."

Marty: "Little partial."

Ralph: "Well, I was partial to Connie Smith as well. And Connie Smith was partial to Dallas Frazier. Turns out that Dallas Frazier has written 68 hit songs for Connie Smith."

Marty: "That's right."

Ralph: "My friends, I thought it would be very appropriate since Dallas is here for him to watch Connie do one of his songs."

Marty: "Great idea."

Ralph: "Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Connie Smith."

Marty: "Yeah."

Ralph: "Come on out here Connie."

Marty: "Thank you, Ralph."

Connie sang "Run Away Little Tears."

Marty said, "How 'bout that Connie Smith singin' that Dallas Frazier song. Well, Handsome Harry, the time has come to sing the famous composition that we wrote for Miss Connie Smith's second verse. It's called 'The Truck Drivers' Blues' for all our truck drivin' friends out there. Goes like ...."

Marty and Kenny were dancing throughout the song. Eddie Stubbs danced over to the microphone and Marty said, "Get in there swanky. Whatcha gonna talk about, Eddie boy?" Eddie said, "I got the Truck Drivers' Blues and you're makin' me dance. And everybody loves Marty Stuart doing the 'Truck Drivers' Blues'." Eddie promoted Connie Smith's Born To Sing boxed set. After a commercial break, Marty and Connie were on stage. Marty said, "Constance, it's time." Connie said, "It is time." Marty continued, "For the Sultan of Goodlettsville, the most popular man in country music, Mr. Emery. How 'bout a hand for Leroy Troy, the ole Tennessee Slicker. Where is he? Come out, Leroy. Have a seat. Brought you a chair. You know Dallas and Ralph. Whatcha got in mind to play for us?"

Leroy: "Grandfather's Clock."

Marty: "One of the precious songs of all time."

Leroy: "And I sure hate to do it."

Marty: "What? Well get it over with."

Leroy: "I am."

Marty: "All right."

Leroy: "Right now. Here we go."

Marty: "All right."

Leroy: "Take one."

Marty: "All right. He's off to a good start."

Leroy: "Yeah, I about forgot about this."

Marty: "Uh ha. Yeah."

Leroy: "Hickory, dickory dock. Two mice ran up the clock. The clock struck one. The other got away. Hickory, dickory dock."

The entire cast joined Connie in singing "Way Up On The Mountain."

After a commercial break, Eddie Stubbs promoted The Marty Stuart 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, "Dallas Frazier, on behalf of planet Earth, thank you for so many great songs." Dallas said, "Well, thank you and thank you all for buyin' 'em and lovin' 'em. Thank you very much." Marty continued, "You know the one I .come to hear. Watch this. 'There Goes My Everything'. Yes, sir. Dallas Frazier, ladies and gentlemen."

Marty said, "It's an honor, sir. Thank you so much, Dallas. I'm Marty Stuart. That's Dallas Frazier. On behalf of Dallas, Connie Smith and Ralph Emery, Leroy Troy, The Fabulous Superlatives, Gary Carter, and my man Eddie Stubbs, I'm Marty Stuart. Hey, thank you. Come back and see us next week."

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