The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 119 airing April 13, 2013

Guests: Jim Lauderdale, Chris Scruggs, 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, Jim Lauderdale, along with Chris Scruggs. 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, "Thank you very much. Thank you, Edwardo." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Hillbilly Hula Girl."

Marty said, "Apostle. I'm in the island spirit, I am, I am. So glad to have this next gentleman come by. Been waitin' for him to come for about four years now. Talk about a musical adventurer. My favorite. Truly a great musical citizen. The great Jim Lauderdale. How bout a hand for Jim. Hello brother Jim." Jim said, "Hey." Marty said, "It's all yours, pal." Jim performed "Halfway Down."

Marty said, "Good Cous. Mr.Lauderdale." Eddie said, "Patty Loveless had the big hit on it. You just heard the man who wrote it. Jim Lauderdale with 'Halfway Down'." Eddie promoted Marty's CD Nashville Vol. 1: Tear The Woodpile Down. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Halfway down, Cous. Ladies and gentlemen, how 'bout a hand for Pineapple Chris Scruggs. Gem and Jim Lauderdale and cute and country Connie Smith. Hello Constance. Hey Constance. Talk about it, baby." Connie said, "Got my buddies here today." Connie sang "Lonesome 7-7203."

Marty said, "Lonesome 7-7203. Got it. Connie Smith and Chris Scruggs on the hay bales. And my friend Jim Lauderdale. Hello Jim boy." Jim said, "Hey." Marty continued, "Go right ahead. How 'bout a hand for Mr. Lauderdale." Jim said, "Thank you. Thanks." Marty said, "I've known you since the 1970's." Jim said, "Yes, that's right." Marty said, "And you have amazed me since the 1970's. I don't think there's any musical planet you haven't touched. And created a few along the way. You are a great musical adventurer. Thank you for everything you do for American music." Jim said, "Back at ya, Marty." Marty said, "Aww, I love everything about ya. Hey Jim, we played at the Grand Ole Opry together not long ago and I heard you do this song. And it was all I could do from gettin' on stage. Would you do it for me again?" Jim said, "Sure." Marty said, "And can I get on stage with you this time?" Jim said, "Please." Marty said, "How 'bout a hand for Mr. Jim Lauderdale. Harlan [Howard] and Tompall [Glaser] wrote this. 'The Streets Of Baltimore'. Ladies and gentlemen. Cous."

Marty said, "That's Mr. Jim Lauderdale right there. All right. That's great." After a commercial break, Marty said, "Here we are. Here we come again. Right back here comin' to ya from Grand Ole Opry town, Nashville, Tennessee. How 'bout hand. A town that is filled with a world of good music. Another great music world is the sponsor of our show. The state of Mississippi. The state is considered the Birthplace of America's Music and one of the features in that musical state is the Country and Blues Trails that run throughout Mississippi land. One of the destinations on the Blues Trail is Philadelphia, Mississippi. You'll find a Blues Trail Marker located at the Old Train Depot and Visitors' Center with the name of Otis Rush on it. Otis Rush was a great pioneer of the blues. His name is known around the world, but his journey started in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Philadelphia is a town that is synonymous with good music, so how 'bout a hand for the good music of Philadelphia, Mississippi. the Music Trails, and the Sultan of Goodlettsville. How 'bout a hand for Leroy Troy. Hello Leroy. Apostle, Handsome, Pineapple, Jim, Connie Smith."

Leroy: "Yep."

Marty: "Hello pal."

Leroy: "Howdy pal."

Marty: "Lookin' good today. Impressed. You got a new haircut, didn't ya."

Leroy: "Shoot ya, man."

Marty: "Let me see it. That's nice."

Leroy: "Superman does a good job."

Marty: "Yes he does. Cut 'er close. You ready for a couple of months."

Leroy: "You right."

Marty: "It kinda smells like roses up there."

Leroy: "Oh yeah? I thought it was coconut."

Marty: "Coconut roses."

Leroy: "Well, I got a good 'un picked out today."

Marty: "What's it gonna be?"

Leroy: "We're gonna send it down to the folks down in Gatesville, Texas. One called 'The Yellow Rose Of Texas'."

Marty said, "Give Leroy a hand."

Marty said, "All right, Leroy." Leroy said, "Thank you. Thank you." Marty said, "Remember the Alamo, sir." Eddie said, " 'The Yellow Rose Of Texas'. Let's send that one down to all our friends in the Lone Star state. Great job from Leroy Troy. We never do a show without featuring a song of faith and inspiration. Marty Stuart wrote this one and he'll be joined by The Fabulous Superlatives on 'It's Time To Go Home'."

After a commercial break, Eddie promoted the Connie's Just For What I Am CD boxed set. Eddie said, "Now, back to the show and here is Marty Stuart." Marty said, "And how 'bout a hand for our man Eddie Stubbs. Mr. Country Radio Hall of Fame there" Jim said, "Yeah." Marty said, "And how 'bout a hand for our friend Jim Lauderdale. Great job. What do you have to say for yourself young man." Jim said, "Well, I'm so glad to be here. Thank you so much for having me." Marty said, "We're glad to have ya. Thank you, Jim." Jim said, "And I wanna do one I wrote as a tribute to George Jones and Gram Parsons." Marty said, "And it is entitled ...." Jim said, "The King Of Broken Hearts." Marty said, "Tells it like it is. Mr. Lauderdale, ladies and gentlemen."

Marty said, "That's the way to do it, Jim Lauderdale. Mr. Lauderdale, Connie Smith. Leroy, Chris Scruggs. Hey Beth [Brinker]. Stand next to Jim Lauderdale. The Fabulous Superlative, Eddie Stubbs. Gary Carter. That's who we are today. I'm Marty Stuart sayin' thank you for joinin' us. Come to see us again next week right here on The Marty Stuart Show. Aloha."

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