The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 19 airing March 7, 2009

Guests: Mel Tillis, 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 guest, Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis along with Brian Sterling, Jimmy Buchanan, and Hank Singer. 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 head hound dog himself, here is Marty Stuart." Marty said, "You a hound dog. You a hound dog, Eddie." Marty and The Fabulous Superlatives performed "Don't Leave Her Lonely Too Long."

Marty said, "Thank you for tuning in The Marty Stuart Show. I am Marty Stuart. This is the best way to spend your night. Playing country music, singing country music, listening to country music. We got it all for you. Speaking of country music, Superlatives, we've got the head Statesider, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, my friend, Mr. Mel Tillis. Where are you Melvin. Come here. Welcome, Mel. Glad you're here buddy." Mel sang "Sawmill."

Marty said, "That's all right Melvin." Eddie Stubbs said, "Ah that's great. Mel Tillis there doing 'Sawmill'." Eddie then promoted Country Music: The Masters. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back to The Marty Stuart Show. Hey Superlatives, how about a hand for Mel Tills and all them Statesiders. Melvin. Country music royalty, country music royalty. Let's keep the country music royalty coming. Here she is, my baby, Miss Connie Smith, everybody." Connie sang "I've Got My Baby On My Mind."

Marty said to Mel Tillis, "Did you enjoy Connie Smith?" Mel said, "I love her voice so much. You know we worked with her in Branson, Missouri for about 30 days." Marty said, "I know it." Mel continued "And my band, boy, just loved her to death. I mean, she's such a pro. We love her." Marty said, "And at our house, we love you, too. Thank you very much for coming to see us." Mel said, "Thank you, Marty." Marty said, "My favorite Mel Tillis song, well, not my favorite coz they're all my favorite, But my favorite this minute is 'Detroit City'. Would you sing it for us? Melvin, how about 'Detroit City'. Cous." Marty and Mel sang "Detroit City." Great steel guitar playing on this song by Gary Carter.

Mel was clapping because he got through the talking part of the song without studdering. He said, "I did it, I did it." Marty said, "Detroit City. Thank you, Melvin." Mel said, "I can't believe I did it. That's the first time." Eddie said, "Ah goodness. That is fine right there. Detroit City. Mel Tillis and Marty Stuart. Both of 'em playing those great looking Martin D-45 guitars, too." Eddie promoted Connie Smith's Born To Sing boxed set. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back to The Marty Stuart Show. Hey thank you once again for writing me at the Grand Ole Opry, sending us emails. If you're ever in Nashville and you've never been to the Grand Ole Opry, you owe it to yourself to come see it. You'll see Eddie Stubbs in person there just about every time. It's historic. Speaking of historic, Melvin. It's time. It's time for the Sultan of Goodlettsville, the most popular man in country music. Ladies and gentlemen, here he is the ole Tennessee Slicker, Leroy Troy. Where are you Leroy. Hey Leroy. You know all the Statesiders, Melvin, Good ole Jimmy will play with us. Ole Hank Singer. Pick along with us, Jim." Leroy Troy sang "The Drunkard's Grave."

Eddie Stubbs said, "All right great job there, Leroy Troy. One of the old Bailes Brothers, 'The Drunkard's Grave'. That's a sermon in itself right there. You know, speaking of sermons, we do hope that Sunday morning that you and yours will attend the church of your choice. And with that in mind, we'd like to declare hymn time on the program this week. We've got Marty Stuart and Connie Smith here gonna team up here on 'He Turned The Water Into Wine'."

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, "Thank you Eddie Stubbs, Melvin Tillis, I love you." Mel said, "Thank you, bro. I appreciate it. Man, you've got a great show. And I thank you for inviting us to come up from Florida. You know, I live in Florida. Silver Springs, Florida, And I flew up here and I lost my luggage and everything." Marty said, "Everything worked out all right." Mel said, "I found something to wear." Marty said, "You look great." Mel said, "I've got the raggediest underwear on you've ever seen." Marty said, "I got a request." Mel said, "What." Marty said, "Heart Over Mind." Mel said, "Let's do it."

Mel Tillis said, "Thank you." Marty said, "Thank you, Melvin. What a great job. On behalf of Mel Tillis and the Statesiders, the Fabulous Superlatives, Gary Carter, Eddie Stubbs, Leroy Troy and Connie Smith, I'm Marty Stuart saying we'll see you again next week. Come on back." Mel has his arm around Connie and Marty says, " Hey, turn her loose."

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