The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 121 airing April 27, 2013

Guests: Stonewall Jackson, 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 guests, Stonewall Jackson 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 and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow."

Marty said, "Hello Apostle." Paul handed Marty a guitar and said, "Hey, hey, hey." Marty said, " 'I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow'. I know what that song's talkin' about. Welcome to The Marty Stuart Show, everybody. Glad to have ya tune in. Our first guest .... terms like American original come to mind. A true country music treasure. An icon. One of my dearest friends who feels like family to me. Superlatives? He's back. How 'bout a hand for the great Stonewall Jackson. Hello Stonewall. I've got you right here, buddy." Stonewall said, "Well, I'm hanging in there." Marty said, "I gotcha a seat." Stonewall performed "A Wound Time Can't Erase."

Stonewall said, "Thank you so much. God bless you all. Appreciate you so much. Thank you." Eddie said, "A pure country song from a pure country singer. Stonewall Jackson and 'A Wound Time Can't Erase'. That was one of the big country hits of 1962." Eddie promoted Hilda Stuart's photo book Choctaw Gardens. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back. Right over there, how 'bout a hand for Mr. Stonewall Jackson. One of my all-time heroes, Mr. Stonewall Jackson. Here comes another all-time hero of mine. The great Connie Smith. How 'bout a hand for Connie. Hello Constance. If you talk to him." Connie performed "If I Talk To Him."

Marty said, "Aww, yeah. Connie Smith. And how 'bout a hand for our friend, Mr. Chris Scruggs. Lookin' dapper, Chris. Welcome. My pal Billy Bob Thornton directed a film called All The Pretty Horses, taken from a Cormac McCarthy novel. Kristin Wilkinson, Larry Paxton and myself made up some music for the score of the film that I'm pretty fond of. Here's the theme song called 'All The Pretty Horses'. Chris ... Cous ....."

After a commercial break, Marty said, "Tellin' it like it is, Handsome Harry, Apostle. And bringin' it right down the line here on The Marty Stuart Show. Now this show is brought to you each and every week by the great state of Mississippi. If you've never been to Mississippi, I encourage you to make the journey to the Magnolia state. It's a fine place. One of the people that encouraged me early on in my musical journey was a wonderful lady from Philadelphia, Mississippi, my hometown, named Mrs. Jewel Breland. Mrs. Breland was my fifth grade teacher. Now the truth is, I was pretty useless around the school house. I truly considered myself a failure, but Mrs. Breland saw the music in me. She and her husband Bud happened to like country music. One time they even went to a Stonewall Jackson show in Jackson, Mississippi and brought me back a souvenir. How 'bout that. That's what she saw. She let me bring my guitar to class. She encouraged me. And she let me know she loved me. She taught me to follow my heart and said, 'It's the best way to make your dreams come true'. I've never forgotten Mrs. Jewel Breland. Her love has lasted a lifetime. Mrs. Breland is a great example of the kind of people I know and love from that hometown of mine. Speakin' of Philadelphia, Mississippi. Here's to good teachers.And whataya say we make welcome the Professor himself, the ole Tennessee Slicker, Leroy Troy. Hello Professor. Yes."

Leroy: "Hello."

Marty: "Hey. We're talkin' about teachers and you are a road scholar. You're about to prove it."

Leroy: "Oh yeah, man. I'm fixin' to take you all on a ride."

Marty: "Come on."

Leroy: "Glad to have ya on board, Chris."

Marty: "What's it called?"

Leroy: "Give Me 40 Acres."

Marty: "And you'll turn this rig around. Come on.

Marty said, "There he did it, right there. He did it." Eddie said, "Leroy Troy needing a lot of room to turn his rig around. 'Give Me 40 Acres'. Well, hymn time is always special time here on The Marty Stuart Show. With a song written by Arthur 'Guitar Boogie' Smith, let's listen now close as Connie Smith sings 'I Saw A Man'."

After a commercial break, Eddie promoted the Kenny Vaughan's V CD. Eddie said, "Let's get back now to a pair of true country classics. Here's Marty Stuart and Stonewall Jackson." Marty said, "And right back atcha Eddie Stubbs. Stonewall, one of my all-time favorite recordings of yours is 'Life To Go'. Would you honor us with it today?" Stonewall said, "I'd sure be glad to."

Stonewall said, "Thank you so much for that one. Thank you so much." Marty said, "Told his story. Told his story." Stonewall said, "Thank you. God bless you all." Marty said, "Mr. Stonewall Jackson, ladies and gentlemen. Chris Scruggs, Connie Smith, Leroy Troy, Eddie Stubbs, all The Superlatives, Gary Carter. We say thank you for comin'. Thank you, Stonewall."

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