The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 97 airing May 12, 2012

Guests: Alison Krauss and Union Station, 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 guests Alison Krauss and Union Station, featuring Jerry Douglas. 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 Eddie boy." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "It Takes One To Know One."

Marty said, "Ladies and gentlemen, I'm Marty Stuart. Welcome to The Marty Stuart Show. Glad you could join us today. So excited about our guest today. The word excellence comes to mind. I've never heard anything less than excellent out of this band. So honored to have Alison Krauss and Union Station. How 'bout a hand for 'em. With Mr. Jerry Douglas." They performed "Paper Airplane."

Marty said, "Alison Krauss and Union Station. Thank you so much.Good job. Great job, Dan, Ron, Barry." Eddie said, "Miss Alison Krauss there and 'Paper Airplane'." Eddie promoted Connie Smith's CD Long Line Of Heartaches. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back, everybody. How 'bout a hand for Miss Alison Krauss, Union Station, Jerry Douglas. Eddie Stubbs, you might be interested in what's about to happen. When Connie and I were dating, Eddie Stubbs used to send us songs on cassette tapes from his radio show from Washington, D.C. And one particular song was by Buzz Busby and the Bayou Boys, right?" Eddie said, "That's right." Marty said, "It was called 'Lonesome Wind'. It was wicked and it was lonesome. We had to pull the call over to listen to it. Well, Connie Smith has asked Miss Alison Krauss and Union Station to back her up on this song today. This is gonna be an event for me. Glad to hear Connie and Alison singin' together. Make welcome the Rolls Royce, Miss Connie Smith."

Marty said, " 'Lonesome Wind'. Connie Smith and Alison Krauss and Union Station. Ladies and gentlemen, make welcome my friend Mr. Jerry Douglas. Hello Jerry Douglas." Marty and Jerry performed "Wheel Hoss."

Eddie said, "They did about a half a day's work there in a minute-and-a-half. Thank you Marty Stuart and Jerry Douglas there for the 'Wheel Hoss'." Eddie promoted Connie's CD boxed set Just For What I Am." After a commercial break, Marty and Kenny are on stage. Marty said, "Welcome back to our show, ladies and gentlemen. This broadcast is brought to you each and eveyr week by the state of Mississippi, my home state. Mississippi is regarded as the birthplace of America's music. Now one of the many things that Mississippi has to offer should you go there to visit is a journey deep into the heart and soul of the world of blues and country music by way of the Blues and Country Music Trails.that run throughout the state. Nearly 200 destinations and counting, by the way. A Blues Trail Marker that you might find of interest is located in the north state community of Berclair. That particular site marks the birthplace of one of America's most best-loved musicians. Superlatives, I'm speakin' of the Ambassador of the Blues, our friend Mr. B.B. King. B.B.'s journey started in Berclair and what a journey it has been. B.B. and his famous guitar Lucille have literally taken the Mississippi blues all around the world. B.B. has been honored with almost every award imaginable and one of his most recent accolades comes in the form of a star. Cousin Kenny, at the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Commission's Walk of Fame, in front of the prestigious Riley Center in Meridian, Mississippi. B.B.'s in good company so if ya got travelin' on your mind, do yourself a favor. Go to dear ole Mississippi and check out the Music Trails, B.B., Lucille's the Walk of Fame at the Riley Center. How 'bout a hand for all our friends in Mississippi. I'll be a fantastic journey. And Superlatives, how 'bout a hand for the Sultan of Goodlettsville. Here he is, Union Station. The ole Tennessee Slicker, Leroy Troy. Hello Leroy."

Leroy: "Howdy."

Marty: "You're sitting down upon the job today."

Leroy: "I am and speakin' of Mississippi, here's one for ya called 'The Mississippi Kid'."

Marty: "All right."

Leroy: "In C."

Marty said, "Aww, Leroy, Leroy." Leroy said, "Thank ya." Eddie said, "Thanks a lot, Leroy. 'The Mississippi Kid'. We hope that this Sunday, you and yours will make the time to attend the church of your choice. And with a special message about our inspirational song this week, here's Marty Stuart." Marty said, "Thank you very much, Eddie Stubbs. My all-time favorite recording is the record Johnny Cash made in California, Live At Folsom Prison. Now deep inside that record is a song called 'Greystone Chapel' which is written about the prison's church by an inmate who was servin' time at Folsom. The man's name was Glen Sherley. Now a preacher named Floyd Gressett presented the song to John the night before the recording took place. Sherley knew nothing about it. But a day later, John recorded Glen Sherley's song 'Greystone Chapel'. I got to meet Sherley after he was released And a few years after meetin' him, I played a show in the town of Folsom, California. A day after my concert, the Governor had arranged a tour for me inside the walls of Folsom Prison. One of the first places I asked to see was Greystone Chapel. As I stood at the altar, Glen's Sherley's words from our meeting echoed in my mind. He said, 'The worst kind of prison a person can be in is the prison of self. To be in bondage to something or somebody enough that it leaves you desperate, with no peace, no hope.' Glen Sherley went on to say that he found his peace at Greystone Chapel. Here's Mr. Glen Sherley's song."

After a commercial break, Eddie promoted Nashville, Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down. Eddie said, "And now back to Marty Stuart and Alison Krauss and Union Station." Marty said, "How 'bout a hand for Miss Alison Krauss and Union Station, everybody. Thank you for comin'. I bought your first recording and I still have it. And I've watched you just go to the sky. You guys are so wonderful. We enjoy everything about you. Me and The Superlatives watch you and we just dance for ya. We dance for ya. Will ya put him to work? How 'bout a hand for Mr. Dan Tyminski. How 'bout a hand for brother Dan. Sing a song Mr. Tyminski." Dan said, "I'm gonna try one." They performed "Dust Bowl Children."

Marty said, "Dan Tyminski tellin' the story of the 'Dust Bowl Children'. Take it home, Cous. On behalf of all the folks here on The Marty Stuart Show today, I'm Marty Stuart sayin' thank you for joinin' us. Come back and see us again next week right here on The Marty Stuart Show."

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