The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 99 airing May 26, 2012

Guests: Connie Smith, Leroy Troy, and The Fabulous Superlatives

RFD-TV, Eddie, and Marty touted this as their 100th show. The season consists of 26 shows. Four seasons total 104 shows. The final show of this season is June 30. Unless they are counting the May 15, 2010 airing of a repeat as an aired show, the May 26, 2012 show is the 99th new show.

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 100th episode of 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 in brand new suits: Cousin Kenny Vaughan, Handsome Harry Stinson, the Apostle Paul Martin, plus Gary Carter on the steel guitar. 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. Hello Eddie Stubbs. Ladies and gentlemen, how've ya been." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "My Baby's Gone."

Marty said, "My baby's gone. Yeah. I'm Marty Stuart and Superlatives? We shall dedicate that song and send it to Hernando, Mississippi to my uncle Jerry Lee Lewis. How 'bout a hand for Jerry Lee and all the staff at Lewis Ranch. Welcome to The Marty Stuart Show, everybody. We've got a special show today. It is our 100th episode as Mr. Eddie Stubbs said. Glad to be here. Cous. Here it is." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Hillbilly Rock."

Eddie Stubbs said, "Marty there and one of the big ones. 'Hillbilly Rock'." Eddie promoted Compadres: An Anthology of Duets. After a commercial, Marty said, "Aww, welcome back everybody to The Marty Stuart Show. How 'bout a hand for Mr. Gary Carter back there on that steel. Lookin' good, Mr. Carter. And how 'bout a hand for the great Connie Smith. Hello Constance June. Aww, come out here sparklin'. Looking so pretty. Hi Constance." Connie said, "Hi honey." Marty continued, "Hey, can we talk about somethin'?" Connie said, "Yeah." Marty said, "Mr. Harlan Howard, one of the great songwriters, wrote a song one time called 'Be Careful Who You Love,' subtitled 'Arthur's Song'." The piece 'Arthur's Song' was referrin' to was Mr. Arthur Q. Smith, a songwriter from Knoxville, Tennessee who went by the name of Arthur Q. Smith. His real name was James Arthur Pritchett and his time was in the 40's and 50's. And the story is that Arthur wrote marvelous songs that he would sell to radio singers and recording stars for whiskey money. It would astound you to know some of the songs that are now world famous that other people claimed to have written but actually only bought for the price of this man's weakness. One of the famous songs that Arthur Q. Smith wrote and sold was 'I Overlooked An Orchid While Searching For A Rose'. Would you sing that for us today?" Connie said, "I'd love to sing it." Marty said, "Well, we'll dedicate it to Arthur's family in East Tennessee and for whatever it's worth, I believe that the name Arthur Q. Smith should some day be honored in the Songwriters' Hall of Fame. Ues, Sir. All right. Meanwhile, Mr. Carter, if you will.

Marty said, "yeah. Good job, Constance." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Matches."

Eddie said, "Thank you, Marty Stuart, for a fine job there on 'Matches.' Eddie promoted Connie's Just For What I Am CD boxed set. After a commercial break, Marty said, "One hundred down and a thousand to go, Apostle. Thank you for joinin' us again, ladies and gentlemen. This broadcast is brought to you by the home state of the Father of Country Music. I'm speakin' of dear ole Mississippi and the Father of Country Music, of course, Mr. Jimmie Rodgers. How 'bout a hand for Jimmie, also known as America's Blue Yodeler and the Singin' Brakeman. If you wanna know more about Jimmie Rodgers, I encourage you to visit his hometown of Meridian, Mississippi. The Blues and Country Music Trail Markers that bear his name in that city will tell ya a good part of his history. The Jimmie Rogers Museum in Highland Park is also a wonderful way to get to know him. But the ultimate way to get acquainted with Jimmie Rodgers is by way of his music. Me and my pal Merle Haggard agreed that Jimmie's songs are still the best. They've stood the test of time and the world of country music as we know it is built on the foundation laid in great part by Jimmie Rodgers. Oh, one last thing now. If you do visit Meridian, do me a favor. Go by the Oak Grove Cemetery. Take Jimmie a flower, or maybe a guitar pick, and leave word that all of us here send our love and regards. So how 'bout a hand for my Mississippi, Meridian, and Jimmie Rodgers, one of our musical forefathers. And how 'bout a hand for our man from Goodlettsville. The Sultan of Goodlettsville, Apostle. For his 100th appearance, Leroy Troy. Come here, Leroy. Happy anniversary, pal."

Leroy: "Hey, happy anniversary to you."

Marty: "Brought Handsome Harry."

Leroy" "Man I appreciate you havin' me down here on this 100th episode."

Marty: "Wouldn't want to do it without ya. And people all over the world love Leroy Troy. How 'bout a hand for Leroy. We were in London, England, playin' a concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall and this voice from the dark went 'Leroy Troy'." (Marty did his best British accent.) "They wanted to hear Leroy Troy."

Leroy: "They didn't get it, did they?"

Marty: "No. You were at home in Goodlettsville, asleep."

Leroy: "I'm glad, too."

Marty: "Yes, sir. Whatcha got for our 100th?"

Leroy: "This is one we're gonna send down to Gatesville, Texas to our friends. One called 'Cotton Eyed Joe'."

Marty: "Leroy Troy, everybody."

Marty said, "Even got Connie Smith to dancin'." Eddie said, "Thank you, Leroy Troy for a great job on 'Cotton Eyed Joe'." Well, we hope that this weekend, you and yours will make time to attend the church of your choice. Hymn time is always special time on The Marty Stuart Show. Here's one that all the Superlatives had a hand in writing. It's called 'Heaven'."

After a commercial break, Eddie promoted Nashville, Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down. Eddie said, "Well, the band is all decked out in its finery today for the 100th episode of The Marty Stuart Show. Let's get back to Marty right now and see what's up." Marty said, "How 'bout a hand for Eddie Stubbs, ladies and gentlemen. Mr. Hall of Fame man. Couldn't do it without ya. How 'bout a hand for Miss Connie Smith, Leroy Troy, and Gary Carter, and The Fabulous Superlatives. But most of all, thank you for watchin' coz we couldn't do it without ya. Thanks to RFD-TV for lettin' us play country music every Saturday night. How 'bout a hand for RFD-TV. And now, Mr. Loudermilk's song." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed an instrumental.

Marty said, "Take it home, Cous. On behalf of Connie Smith, Leroy Troy, Gary Carter, Eddie Stubbs and all the Fabulous Superlatives, I am Marty Stuart sayin' thank you for comin' to see us. See ya next week for The Marty Stuart Show."

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