The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 48 airing May 22, 2010

Guests: Vince Gill, 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, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Mr. Vince Gill. Join us now for 30 minutes of fun and great country music. I'm your announcer. Now how 'bout a Superlative welcome for our host, Mississippi's purveyor of real country music. Here is Marty Stuart." Marty said, "You're my friend, Eddie Stubbs. Eddie Stubbs in my friend. Cousin Kenny." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "It Ain't Right."

Marty said, "It ain't right. You know it ain't right. Yeah. How 'bout a hand for my friend, the great Vince Gill everybody. Vince Gill, Vince Gill." Vince performed "Take Your Memory With You."

Marty said, "Yes. That's how it's done.......masterfully." Eddie said, "Wonderful country shuffle there from Vince Gill. He wrote that one, too. A lot of folks were singing along. Superlatives, you were sounding outstanding on that there, too." Eddie promoted the two DVD set of highlights from the first season of The Marty Stuart Show. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back ladies and gentlemen. If you're just tunin' in, I'm Marty Stuart, and you're watchin' The Marty Stuart Show. We've got country music on our mind today. Ladies and gentlemen, speakin' of country music, one of the greatest of all time on the hay bales, Superlatives. Mr. Vince Gill. How 'bout it for Vinny. Go Vince. Here comes another great one right through that door. How 'bout a hand for Miss Connie Smith, ladies and gentlemen. Come here Constance. Oh yeah." Connie performed "I Got A Lot Of Hurtin' Done Today."

Marty said, "Mr. Gill." Marty motioned to Vince to join him on stage. "How 'bout a hand for Mr. Vince Gill, ladies and gentlemen." Vince came over and Marty said, "Hi buddy." They shake hands. Marty continued, "I was thinkin' about it, the first time I ever saw you was at a bluegrass festival in Oklahoma, your home state." Vince said, "Probably about 1974." Marty said, "That's right. And you beat all I ever saw." Vince said, "You did too. You had a bus." They both laughed. Marty said, "But you had more talent than anybody there. And one of the other things, I've never thanked you, I think. The very first little demo tape that I ever made to try and get a record deal, you came over and was kind enough to play guitar and didn't charge me a dime. And that's the kind of man he is. He still gives it all away. He does. And you and I always talk about guitars and guitar players, but I've never had a chance to tell you that I think you're one of the greatest guitar players in the world." Vince said, "Thanks, Marty." Marty continued, "You're one of my favorite guitar players. I love your guitar playin' and I love you. And I asked Vince ...... everybody wants to hear Vince sing and write but I've never took my eye off his guitar playin'. I asked Vince if he would play an instrumental and he came up with this one right here. Mr. Gill."

Marty said, "That's what I was talkin' about right there." Eddie said, "The amazing virtuosity there of Vince Gill instrumentally and 'How Great Thou Art'. Thank you, Vince. Beautiful job." Eddie promoted Marty's book of photographs, Country Music: The Masters. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Sendin' a Superlatives shout out to all of our friends at the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Clarksdale, of course, is the home of the blues and while you're in Clarksdale, you might wanna pay a visit to my buddy, Mr. Morgan Freeman's Ground Zero Blues Club. All you gotta do is let the famous Highway 61 take you there. And when you get through visitin' Morgan, me and Vince Gill want you to drive to Nashville and come to the Country Music Hall of Fame, right Vinny. Hang out with all the cowboy, the western, the country, honky tonk stars. We'll keep ya covered. Speakin' of honky tonk stars, here he comes, ladies and gentlemen. The most popular man in country music, the ole Tennessee Slicker, the Sultan of Goodlettsville, Vince. Here he is, Leroy Troy, everybody. Come here, Leroy. Hey. Come around the corner like you mean business. You know Vince, Connie, Gary."

Marty: "Vince Gill said he put the 'Good' in Goodlettsville. Well, since you're here, why don't you play us a song."

Leroy: "I am."

Marty: "Well, whatcha got on your mind?"

Leroy: "One called 'Rabbit In A Log'."

Marty: "A precious number."

Leroy: "All right."

Marty said, "Yey. That's the way you stop it right there." Eddie Stubbs said, "Great job there from Leroy Troy and 'Rabbit In A Log''. I love that line in there about goin' down the track with a chicken on my back. I'd like to see that. If you ever get into that predicament, Leroy, let me know, okay. Well, it's hymn time this week. We're gonna call on Marty Stuart to lead the trio. Handsome Harry Stinson is gonna chime in and Vince Gill get in there with the high part on one of the best-loved songs that Albert E. Brumley ever wrote. 'Rank Strangers'."

After a commercial break, Eddie Stubbs promoted the Superlatone Store. Eddie said, "Once again, here's Marty." Marty said, "Thank you, Mr. Stubbs. What is your nickname for Eddie Stubbs?" Vince said, "Chubby." They all laughed. Marty said, "If it applies. It does." Vince said, "Yeah, he came on the road with us a couple years ago and was announcin' for an Opry show we took on the road and I tried for two months just to get Eddie to eat some cheese." Marty said, "Didn't happen." Vince said, "Didn't work." Marty continued, "Oh well, keep tryin'. Hey, thank you for comin' by." Vince said, "I love you." Marty said, "I love you, too, Vince Gill. Thank you for that body of work, you've given us some great songs. How' bout one called 'Pocket Full Of Gold'." Vince said, "You got it, Marty." Marty said, "One of my favorites. Mr. Gill."

Marty said, "That is about as good as it gets. The great Vince Gill, everyboy. Cous. Yeah. On behalf of Vince Gill, Connie Smith, Leroy Troy, Gary Carter, The Fabulous Superlatives, and Eddie Stubbs, I'm Marty Stuart sayin' thank you for comin' to see us. We'll see ya again next week right here on The Marty Stuart Show."

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