The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 123 airing May 11, 2013

Guests: Tommy Emmanuel, Manuel, 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. It's Manuel Day today and our special guests include Tommy Emmanuel, along with Pig Robbins, Jodi Seyfried, The Superlative Strings, and Manuel. 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 "Bonanza."

Marty said, " 'Bonanza'. Good job, Cous. Superlatives. Coz we can. I'm Marty Stuart. Welcome to The Marty Stuart Show. We're sparklin' today. We're sparklin' today coz it's Manuel Day. And we're sparklin' right now and I predict by the end of this song, Cous, Handsome, Apostle. At the end of this song, guitars will be burned for miles around because there's no need to play after he's played. Comin' to us all the way from Australia, the great Tommy Emmanuel. Make him feel welcome." Tommy performed "Guitar Boogie."

Marty said (handing Tommy his guitar), "Just take it, just take it." Tommy said, "Thank you." Marty continued, "Tommy Emmanuel." After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back everybody. Thank you for tunin' in. How 'bout a hand for our friend, Mr. Tommy Emmanuel. Take a bow, Tommy. All the pretty ladies sittin' by him courtesy of Manuel. Those pretty clothes. The Superlative Strings are here. Jodi Seyfried is here. Our friend, Mr. Pig Robbins, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Hello Pig. And another member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, went in at the same time Pig Robbins did. How 'bout a hand for Miss Connie Smith, everybody. Hi Constance. Hi baby," Connie said, "Hi honey." Marty said, "I love this song you're about to sing." Connie said, "Me, too." Marty continued, "And I loved the lady that sung it, Skeeter Davis." Connie said, "I did, too. She was my friend." Marty said, "I miss her, and this is probably one of the greatest songs ever made in Nashville, don't you think? Connie said, "I think so." Marty said, "Here's 'The End Of The World' and Miss Connie Smith. How 'bout a hand for her, everybody."

Marty said, "That was beautiful. Whoa, sorry, Cous. Say hello to Mr. Tommy Emmanuel. All right, Tommy. Tommy. The song me and Mr. Kennerley composed comes from the Mississippi Delta land. It goes like this. You know what to do." They performed "Streamline."

Marty said, "Oh yeah." After a commercial break, Marty said, "In the words of Jimmie Rodgers, 'Hey, hey'. I'm Marty Stuart and I want to welcome you back to the show that is sponsored by the birthplace of America's music. Dear ole Mississippi. Whataya think, Superlatives? All right. Now when we travel, we love to go to towns and visit historical sites and places of interest. The best way to get to know a town and its people is to go to the local museum. My hometown of Philadelphia has a county museum. The story of Philadelphia, Mississippi is a unique one. Now that city's worked hard to gather artifacts, documents, photographs, and treasures that represent a town that is culturally rich. One of the products of Philadelphia, Mississippi's culture is that of southern hospitality. And that's what you'll find all over town and especially at the Neshoba County Museum. So how 'bout a hand for all of our friends in Neshoba County, Mississippi. Speakin' of treasures, one of the great treasures of this nation and, as a matter of fact, planet Earth is my brother. We mentioned today is Manuel Day. That means all these beautiful clothes you're seeing was composed and created from the heart of this man right here. They call him the Rhinestone Picasso. I just call him Brother. How 'bout a hand for Manuel, everybody. Hey Brother."

Manuel: "Thank you, Brother. Thank you for the invite."

Marty: "I'm honored to be in your presence."

Manuel: "Well, I'm honored to have a day. I didn't know I had a day."

Marty: "Yeah. Well there should be Manuel Day every day."

Manuel: "Well, it should, but you know how it is. I gotta play by the rules."

Marty: "Well everywhere we go, it's Manuel Day coz we love wearin' your clothes. Thank you, brother, for so many years of beauty."

Manuel: "Thank you for wearing the stuff that I make with so much pride."

Marty: "Well, you're so welcome. Now I have a subject comin' out the door right now that you might just take a look at him and at the end of the show, have him come by the shop and dress him up, all right? He's the Tennessee Slicker. The most popular man in country music. How 'bout a hand for Leroy Troy, everybody. Whataya think?"

Manuel: "All right."

Marty: "There he is.

Manuel: "You need me. You're my best subject."

Leroy: "Well, thank you."

Marty: "About a 38 long, I'm thinkin'. Leroy. Manuel, have a seat and we'll play for ya. Whataya think, Leroy?"

Leroy: "I loved it."

Marty: "I do, too."

Leroy: "Now it's time to bring it down a notch. Give me a G here."

Marty: "Here it comes."

Leroy performed "Big Daddy's Alabamy Down."

Eddie said, "Great job there, Leroy Troy, on 'Big Daddy's Alabamy Bound'. One of the most popular parts of our show is when it's hymn time. It becomes all the more special as Connie Smith sings a song written by Don Gibson that she recorded in an album a number of years back. 'Praying Hands'."

After a commercial break, Eddie said, "Here's Marty Stuart along with a certified guitar player, Mr. Tommy Emmanuel." Marty said, "And how 'bout a hand for Eddie Stubbs. Rock solid, my boy. And how 'bout a hand for all the pretty people over here on the hay bales. Manuel and Connie and Leroy. You are framed beautifully, Leroy. And how 'bout a hand for the great Tommy Emmanuel. Tommy, it's an honor to have you." Tommy said, "Well, thank you, Marty. Thank you for having me on." Marty said, "Are you kidding. It is such an honor to have you." Tommy said, "Thank you."Marty said, "It's like this. It's all yours. Do what you wish." Tommy said, "Well, thank you very much. Here's a medley of my hit." They both laughed. Marty said, "Go right along. How 'bout ... Mr. Tommy Emmanuel."

Marty said, "Yeah. Tommy Emmanuel. Cous. Come over children. Thank you for comin', man. On behalf of Tommy Emmanuel, Connie Smith, Manuel, Leroy Troy, the Manuel Dolls, Pig Robbins. Hey Pig. Give me five, Pig. Eddie Stubbs, The Superlative Strings, Gary Carter, I'm Marty Stuart saying thank you for comin'. See ya again next week, right here on The Marty Stuart Show."

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