The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 98 airing May 19, 2012

Guests: Tanya Tucker, 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, Tanya Tucker, along with Pig Robbins. 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 "Little Hearbreaker (The Likes Of You)."

Marty said, "I'm Marty Stuart. Thank you for tunin' into our television show today. Hope we got somethin' you might enjoy. Superlatives? Let me tell ya something. The bridge washed out but it brought Pig Robbins in to play piano with us. How 'bout a hand for our man Pig. Thank you, Hargus. He is the superlative piano player of all time. That's right. I first got to town in 1972. Got a job in Lester Flatt's band at the Grand Ole Opry. It looked like an earthquake had been through town. It was all on account of a little thirteen-year-old girl that came to this town; and from her first record on, she was absolutely a country classic. In my opinion, every young artist that has ever walked through the gates of Nashville, Tennessee since the time she did, owes her a debt of gratitude. I love her. She's truly an essential. How 'bout a hand for the great Tanya Tucker, ladies and gentlemen. Aww, look at you comin' in so pretty." Tanya said, "Thank you, dear. I love you." Marty said, "I love you, too." Tanya said, "Wow." Marty said, "Got ya some Superlatives and Pig." Tanya said, "Whoooo. Look at them." Tanya performed "Blood Red And Going Down."

Marty said, "Miss Tanya Tucker, ladies and gentlemen." Eddie Stubbs said, " 'Blood Red And Going Down'. Great job there from Tanya Tucker. Eddie promoted the Marty Stuart Tribute Revolver. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Aww, lovin' this show today. Got Pig Robbins with us. And look over here. Country music legend Miss Tanya Tucker. My friend, my dear friend. How 'bout a hand for the great Connie Smith. Come here, baby. Yeah. I bet you've already told Tanya you wanted to take her home with ya, don't ya?" Connie said, "That's right. I love her." Marty said, "We'll carry her." Connie sang "I Don't Know Why I Keep Loving You."

Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Endless Sleep."

After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back. Hey look over here. There's a couple of country classics right over there. The hen house is cluckin'. Give 'em a hand. They need a hand. This show is sponsored by the great state of Mississippi. Now Mississippi's regarded as the birthplace of America's music. To celebrate that, so far the state has two music trails that run throughout. A Blues Trail and a Country Music Trail with gospel, literary, and rock and roll trails that are bound to follow. Let me invite you to come to the Magnolia state and be part of the feelin' and atmosphere that has inspired much creativity that has inspired generations of our culture. The creativity of Mississippi sons and daughters is probably a part of your lives whether you realize it or not. For instance, go to Tupelo, Mississippi, Elvis Presley's birthplace and you will find Blues and Country Music Trail Markers placed in Mr. Presley's honor. I bet you'll miss him. You'll fall back in love with his music. If you're havin' hard times with someone you love, go visit Tammy Wynette's Country Music Trail Marker in Tremont, Mississippi. Play 'D-I-V-O-R-C-E' while you're there and try not to cry. Betcha can't. Now that's your heart talkin' to ya. If you wanna test your nerve, travel over to Robert Johnson's gravesite in the Mississippi Delta at pitch black midnight and play 'Hellhound On My Trail'. While you're sittin' there, see if you can make it through the whole song without turnin' the car lights on. Now if you wanna feel the heartbeat of America, go to Meridian, Mississippi. Spend the day amongst all things Jimmie Rodgers. His spiritual and no less magnificent journey. Come join us. So how 'bout a hand for dear ole Mississippi. And how 'bout a hand .... Tanya, you have been lookin' for IT your whole life and it comes. Here he is, ladies and gentlemen, the Sultan of Goodlettsville, Leroy Troy. Come here, Leroy. Look here. Tanya Tucker." Leroy sand "The Roving Gambler."

Marty said, "Leroy Troy laid it down right there. Yeah." Eddie said, "Thank you, Leroy Troy. 'The Roving Gambler'. Hymn time is always special time. Here's Connie Smith now with one of her favorite hymns, 'Great Is Thy Faithfulness'."

After a commercial break, Eddie promoted Nashville, Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down. Eddie said, "We've had so many special moments on today's show. Now let's turn things back over to a couple of real cards, and you can tell they've been dealt with a whole lot of times. Marty Stuart and Tanya Tucker." Marty said, "Look who's talkin'. Look who's talkin'. Hey, hey. Before we go any further, give Tanya Lurch. Give Tanya Lurch. See, it's dark in his house." Tanya said, "Was that Lurch or George Jones?" Marty said, "Well, one or the other. Hey, we are honored to have you. We're also honored to have Mr. Pig Robbins with us today." Tanya said, "Well, thank you. I'm so glad ... I'm honored to be with Pig Robbins." Marty said, "He played on all your records." Tanya said, "All of 'em. Yeah. And I'm honored to be with you guys, too. You, too, Marty. Pretty good ole boy." Marty said, "Thank you very much. I'll keep you." Tanya said, "And Miss Connie, too. I was just thinkin' of all the times I'd listen to her and just copied everything she ... I just copied her everything." Marty said, "Well, I did, too." Tanya sang "Once a day." Marty said, "Hey, I have a prediction." Tanya said, "Uh oh." Marti continued, "One of these days, I'm gonna come to that ceremony when Tanya Tucker's inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame®. I'm gonna do it, I'm gonna do it, I'm gonna do it." Tanya said, "I'm gonna be like this." She laid back with her hands folded as if she were in a coffin. Marty said, "Well, why don'tcha sing the one that's gonna get you there." Tanya said, "I will." Marty said, "How 'bout a hand for Miss Tanya Tucker, everybody." Tanya said, "Thank, y'all." Tanya sang "Delta Dawn."

Marty said, "All right." Tanya said, "Hey, thank you." Marty said, "Right there's the way Tanya Tucker does 'Delta Dawn'." Tanya said, "I love you." Marty said, "On behalf of Tanya Tucker, Connie Smith, Leroy Troy, Eddie Stubbs, Gary Carter, the Fabulous Superlatives, and Mr. Pig Robbins, I'm Marty Stuart sayin' thank you for comin' to see us. We'll see ya next week right here on The Marty Stuart Show. Good night, everybody."

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