The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 66 airing April 9, 2011

Guests: Jean Shepard, 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, Miss Jean Shepard. 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, the crown jewel of Mississippi rhinestones. Here is Marty Stuart." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Lesson In Love."

Marty said, "I'm Marty Stuart. Welcome to The Marty Stuart Show. I'm tellin' ya, if you got country music on your mind, you've come to the right place because we do too. Superlatives?" The Superlatives answered, "Yes." Marty continued, "We;ve got country music royalty in the house today. Proud to have her. Was talkin' to her backstage and she said that when she was a young artist first startin' out, she met Hank Williams. And one of the boys in the band said, 'Hank, this is a young lady. She's gonna be a country music singer.' Hank said, 'There ain't many women in country music.' She said, 'I'm about to change that' and she did. We love her. Country music royalty like I said. The great Jean Shepard. Come here, Miss Jean Shepard. Hey, hey, girl. Come right along. Hi Miss Jean." Jean performed "Tear Dropped By."

Marty said, "That's all there is to it when you're a pro like that. Ain't you great. I love you." Jean said, "Thank you. Thank you, Marty." Marty said, "You're so great. Miss Jean Shepard, ladies and gentlemen." Jean said, "Thank you." After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back. I told you we had country music on our mind. Hey Superlatives. One of the great ladies of country music, Miss Jean Shepard. How 'bout a hand for Jean. Great job, Miss Jean. Another great lady of country music comin' through that door right there. My baby. How 'bout a hand for Miss Connie Smith. Come here, Constance. Hey, hey." Connie sang "Someone To Give My Love To."

Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Homesick."

Marty said, "All right." Eddie said, "Great job, fellas. A song called 'Homesick'. Playin' and singin' it like they mean it." Eddie promoted Marty's book of photographs, Country Music: The Masters. After a commercial break, Marty, Kenny, Harry and Paul are onstage. Marty said, "Welcome back to The Marty Stuart Show. Well all right. Ladies and gentlemen, me, Cousin Kenny, Handsome Harry and the Apostle Paul wanna welcome you back. Is that not the way it is."The Fabulous Superlative all answered and said something different. Marty continued, "Glad you could spend some time with us.A few years ago when we formed The Superlatives, one of our passions was to profile, help re-energize and lend our presence to events in small towns throughout America. We've seen theaters come back to life, been a part of festivals being established, and we've played shows on everything from flat bed trailers to the steps of country courthouses. And I've loved every single minute of it.How 'bout ya'll." The Superlatives again all answered differently. Marty went on, "I believe in the traditions of the town square. Not because it's my hometown. But a place that personifies all those things I just mentioned is Philadelphia, Mississippi. To begin with, I appreciate the people. They are world class. You can find just about anything a major city has to offer around that town square. But as a gentle southern wind, Handsome Harry, the magnolias on the breeze and that easy-going hometown atmosphere that sets Philadelphia apart. It's a place ... it's a magic place. You can still get a little Coca Cola in a green bottle there. You know what I'm talkin' about? That's what I'm talkin' about, Cousin Kenny." The Superlatives were all talking during this. Marty said, "Speakin' of bottle, here comes a fella that's no stranger to the little green bottle. How 'bout a hand for the Sultan of Goodlettsville, the most popular man in country music. How 'bout a hand for Leroy Troy. Give ole Troy Boy a hand. Hey, there he is. Well look here." Eddie Stubbs has walked out on stage with Leroy. Leroy said, "Ladies." Marty said, "Brought his fiddle player with him, Mr. Stubbs. Back by popular demand."

Leroy: "I know it. Well, you know, we might as well utilize him while we got him. It's good to get Eddie out on his fiddle. Course, doin' good ain't got no end."

Marty: "That's right, Leroy. Whatcha speakin' of doing good, I know you're about to. Whatcha got?"

Leroy: "I tell ya what. We got a good'un."

Marty: "Yeah?"

Leroy: "We're gonna send this down to Chattanooga and on up to Lenoir City. One called 'Slide Them Jugs down The Mountain'."

Marty: "Oh a classical piece. All right."

Marty said, "All right. Go ahead." Eddie Stubbs said, "Wonderful job, Leroy Troy, and 'Slide Them Jugs Down The Mountain'. I believe that's the only time I've ever heard Leroy sing the word 'nutritious' in a song. Well, here's something that will be nutritious to your soul as we declare hymn time this week. Cousin Kenny Vaughan wrote this song. He's gonna step out in the spotlight, and Marty Stuart helped to write this one, too. 'Don't Leave Home Without Jesus'."

After a commercial break, Eddie Stubbs promoted Leroy Troy's CD, The Old Grey Mare, at the Superlatone Store. Eddie said, "And once again, here's Marty Stuart." Marty said, "Not only does he announce but he plays the fiddle, too. How 'bout a hand for Eddie Stubbs. Good job today, Eddie. Miss Jean Shepard, I love you." Jean said, "I love you too and I love Miss Connie." Marty said, "I do, too." Connie said, "I love you, too. My hero." Marty continued, "We all love you around here. We honor you, we honor you. When Connie heard you were going to be on the show, and I told her you were going to be doin' 'Slippin' Away', she said 'Can I sing?'." Jean said, "I'd get mad if she wouldn't." Marty said, "Well all right we oughta do it. How 'bout a hand for Miss Jean Shepard with some Connie Smith on there, too."

Marty said, "That was good, ladies. Cous. Miss Jean Shephard and Connie Smith. On behalf of Jean Shepard, Connie Smith, The Fabulous Superlatives, Leroy Troy, and Gary Carter, Eddie Stubbs, I'm Marty Stuart sayin' thank you for joinin' us. Look at her go. Come back and see us again next week right here on The Marty Stuart Show. We'll play ya some more country music."

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