The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 24 airing April 11, 2009

Guests: Wanda Jackson, 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 special guest, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Wanda Jackson along with with Fred Newell and fiddlin' 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, a twangologist supreme. Here is Marty Stuart." Marty and The Fabulous Superlatives performed "Keep Her Off Your Mind."

Marty said, "Welcome to The Marty Stuart Show. I am Marty Stuart and we are so glad you joined us. Ladies and gentlemen, it is a country rockin' show or a rockin' country show, either way you wanna look at it tonight. And to get us started, I'm talkin' about one of the queens of American music. One of the true greats. Ladies and gentlemen, how 'bout a hand for the great Wanda Jackson. Hello, Miss Wanda." Wanda sang "I Gotta Know."

Eddie Stubbs promoted Marty's photo book, Country Music: The Masters. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Well, all right. Thank you very much. Welcome back. Well the question of the day is if our love is the real thing, then where's the wedding ring? And here comes my wedding ring right now. Oh my wife. How 'bout a hand for Miss Connie Smith, everybody." Connie sang "Did We Have To Come This Far (To Say Goodbye)."

Marty brought Wanda Jackson back on stage and said, "Baby, here's Miss Wanda Jackson, in person." Connie said, "I'm so honored just to be in your presence." Wanda said, "It was worth my trip to hear you sing." Connie said, "Oh bless your heart." Marty said, "I wanna hear the two of you sing a song together. Never been done, right?" Wanda said, "Never done" and Connie said, "No." Marty said, "Well, can we take care of it?" Wanda said, "Why not. "Silver Threads And Golden Needles'." Marty said, "My favorite, my favorite. Come on." Wanda said, "We're gonna do all the verses."

Eddie said, "Wow, a lot of history right there. That song's a country standard. Wanda Jackson first had it on record back in 1956. 'Silver Threads And Golden Needles' and she and Connie Smith doin' it for us today. Boy that's special. Thank y'all." Eddie promoted Connie's boxed set Born To Sing. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Well, it's time for the Sultan of Goodlettsville. Are you ready?" Hank Singer said, "I'm ready." Marty continued, "He's ready. The Sultan of Goodlettsville, ladies and gentlemen, the most popular man in country music, the ole Tennessee Slicker, make him feel welcome. Leroy Troy. How 'bout it for Leroy. Jump in there, Hank. Hello, Leroy."

Leroy: "Hello Marty."

Marty: "Sure is good to see ya."

Leroy: "You, too."

Marty: "What's the good word from Goodlettsville?"

Leroy: "Tell ya what."

Marty: "Tell me what?"

Leroy: "I found Wanda."

Marty: "You found her, didn't ya."

Leroy: "There she is."

Marty: "Finally found her. Finally found her and a precious one she is."

Leroy: "She sure is."

Marty: "Well, what do you wanna sing her?"

Leroy: "How 'bout 'The Streamline Cannonball'."

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

Leroy: "Rock it down the track."

Marty said, "Well, that's the end of the selection. Come off the track right there." Eddie said, "Great job there, Leroy Troy with 'The Streamline Cannonball'. Good to hear you doin' a train song today. Well, it's time to settle down and get serious with you right now and it's hymn time this week and with a very special song and a message to go along with it, here's Marty Stuart." Marty said, "Thank you, Eddie Stubbs. Here's a song I wrote about a friend of mine." Marty performed "Porter Wagoner's Grave."

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 to Wanda Jackson, "Hey, thank you for coming to see us and you know what, congratulations on your induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame." Wanda said, "How 'bout that. Thank you very much. Thanks" Marty continued, "Why don't you do one of those big ole snazzy hits that got ya started to get you to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame." Wanda said, "Okay." Marty continued, "All right." Wanda said, "Yeah, just the key of G to start." Marty said, "Little chord." Wanda let out a note and said, "Somethin' like that?" Marty said, "That's the one." Wanda rocked the house on, "Let's Have A Party."

Marty said, "Yes, ma'am. Miss Wanda Jackson, everybody. Great job, Wanda. Miss Connie Smith, Leroy Troy, Hank Singer, The Superlatives, Gary Carter, Eddie Stubbs and ole Fred Newell, I'm Marty Stuart. Thank you for joining us. We'll see you next week. Come on back."

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