The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 43 airing April 10, 2010

Guests: Ray Price, 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, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the iconic Ray Price is here with special guests along the way including Ferdy Calderon, Dale Morris, Hargus 'Pig' Robbins helping us out with the show too. Join us now for 30 minutes of fun and great country music. I'm your announcer Eddie Stubbs. Now how 'bout a Superlative welcome for our host, Mississippi's master maverick of all things country, here is Marty Stuart." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "The Whiskey Ain't Workin'."

Marty said, "That's for sure. We got country music on our mind today. Superlatives, it's a big day, it's a big day. Our main chief is here. One of the greatest of all time, one of the master architects of country music, ladies and gentlemen. How 'bout a hand for the Cherokee Cowboy, the great Ray Price. Come here, Mr. Price. Aww, yes sir. Take it, it's all yours, sir." Ray said, "Thank you." Ray performed "Heartaches By The Number."

Marty said, "That's great, Chief." Ray said, "Thank you." Eddie promoted the two DVD set of highlights from the first season of The Marty Stuart Show. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen. Hey Superlatives. Look over here, look over here. I'm talking country music royalty. It actually looks like Saturday night at the San Antonio jail." Everybody laughs. Marty continues, "Couldn't get a hundred for all of 'em, but they're the best in the world. Thank you for comin', Mr. Price." Ray said, "My pleasure." Marty continued, "Not to mention Mr. Pig Robbins, the king of the piano players. Yeah, Pig. Ferdy and Dale. Thank you, Pig. Pig's the king and here comes the queen. The queen of my heart. One of the greatest of all time. How 'bout a hand for the great Connie Smith, everybody. Come here, baby. Right over there." Connie performed "Dallas, I'll Be Coming Home To You."

Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "No Hard Times Blues."

Marty said, "No hard time blues. You know what I'm talkin' about." Eddie said, "That's a great job right there, Marty. That a tune that he has on his Live At The Ryman album and 'No Hard Time Blues'. You can tell this is a country music show because we're not afraid to sing about things like hen house and lard. That's great fellas." Marty breaks in with "And mules. Don't forget mules." Eddie said, "And mules. Can't forget them, can we." Eddie promoted Marty's book of photographs, Country Music: The Masters. After a commercial break, Marty said, "If you're lookin' for a store that sells overalls, shotgun shells, fresh bologna, hoop cheese, garden seed, cowboy boots, Ray Price records, or whatever else you need in the country line, you need to go see my friend, Mr. Sid Williams at Williams Brothers Grocery in Philadelphia, Mississippi. People have been comin' from all over the world to Williamsville to shop since 1907. That store's a phenomenal place. And ole Sid says, Ray, he says 'If we don't have it, you probably don't need it.' I like that. Ladies and gentlemen, the ole Tennessee Slicker. How 'bout a hand for our friend, Leroy Troy. Come here, Leroy. Hey Leroy."

Marty: "Whatcha got on your mind to perform today?"

Leroy: "I'm gonna do one for all you sports fans out there. Here's one called 'Pistol Packin' Mama'."

Marty: "A classical selection."

Marty said, "Yes sir. Clean shot." Then Marty got serious. "Not far out of Rapid City, South Dakota there's a mountain called Bear Butte. Native American people come from all over the world to come and pray and cleanse their souls. And the first time I went there, I walked up the trail to the top. And as I walked the trail, I spotted thousands upon thousands of prayer ties that people that prayed in request and fond remembrance on the limbs and branches of the trees. It humbled me to know that I walked through so many people's prayers. I wrote this song on the way down. It's called 'Walking Through The Prayers' from Bear Butte."

After a commercial break, Eddie Stubbs promoted the Superlatone Store. Eddie said, "You know, every guest we have on this show is important to us and special, but we've got an extra special one here today and here to tell you all about him is Marty Stuart.." Marty said, "I agree with you 100%. That is Mr. Ray Price, ladies and gentlemen. Mr. Price, thank you for comin' by." Ray said, "My pleasure. I see him." Marty said, "You see him?" Ray said, "I see him." Marty continued, "You see them red shoes? The man that wrote this song right here. Mr. Hank Cochran. How 'bout a hand for Mr. Hank Cockran. Hall of Fame songwriter." Ray said, "He's written a lot of 'em." Marty said, "You betcha and here's one of 'em right here. A classic. Mr. Ray Price to sing 'A Way To Survive'. Mr. Price."

Marty said, "Yes sir. Thank you, Mr. Price. On behalf of Ray Price the Cherokee Cowboy, all The Fabulous Superlatives, Connie Smith, Leroy Troy, Gary Carter, Mr. Pig Robbins, I'm Marty Stuart sayin' thank you for comin'. Come back next week. We'll how you another way to survive."

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