The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 73 airing May 28, 2011

Guests: Buck Trent, Connie Smith, Leroy Troy, 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, Buck Trent. Join us now for 30 minutes of fun and great country music. I'm Eddie Stubbs. Now how about a Superlative welcome for our host, Mississippi's keeper of the flame for all things country. Here is Marty Stuart." Marty said, "All right. Thank you, Eddie." Marty and The Fabulous Superlatives performed "A Satisfied Mind."

Marty said, "A Satisfied Mind. I'm Marty Stuart. This is The Fabulous Superlatives and you're watchin' The Marty Stuart Show. We're glad you could be with us. Superlatives?" The Superlatives said, "Oh yeah." Marty continued, "Well, just may as well get him out here because it don't get no finer than this. One of our all-time country music heroes. How 'bout a hand for the great Buck Trent. Come here ole Buck. Hey pal." Buck said, "Oh yeah." Marty said, "Welcome Buck, welcome Buck." Buck opened his jacket to reveal the words "Oh Yeah." He said, "That's it." Marty said, "That's it. 'Buckin' The Five'. " Buck performed "Buckin' The Five."

Marty said, "Buckin' The Five." After a commercial break, Marty said, "Oh, I wanna welcome you back. Buck Trent over there, Superlatives. Came out here and played 'Buckin' The Five'. Oh yeah, Buck. Guys, we just need to throw our guitars away because that man on the front row that says Leon. The greatest guitar player in the world. How 'bout a hand for Mr. Leon Rhodes. Representin' The Texas Troubadours. Atta boy, Leon. As Ernest Tubb says, 'Take it away, Leon.' That's right. Comin' through the door to sing about walkin' through another door. Speaking of great, how 'bout a hand for Miss Connie Smith. Come here, Constance baby. Hi baby. There's Leon out there." Connie said, "Hi Leon." Connie sang "Walk Me To The Door."

Marty said, "How 'bout a hand for ole Buck Trent. Come here, Buck. Glad you're here." Buck said, "Oh yeah. Ole Buck Trent." Marty said, "Ole Buck Trent." Buck said, "Ole Buck Trent." Marty said, "The reason I say that is ole Buck Trent's been in my life for a long time and I love Buck Trent. I love you." Buck said, "Oh thanks. I love you, too." Marty continued, "Watchin' you on TV growin' up in Mississippi on The Porter Wagoner Show, all of you .... the entire cast. It was great." Buck said, "You was a kid really." Marty said, "You were, too." Buck said, "I've got shoes older than you." Marty and Buck laughed. Buck said, "I went with Porter from '62 to '74." Marty said, "Well, ya'll made a lot of great records. And there's one song in particular that when it would come along, Porter and Dolly would do it." Buck said, "That's right. It was a big hit for 'em." Marty said, "Yes it was. And you made it a big hit with that banjo." Buck said, "Whoa." Marty said, "How 'bout we do this one right here.Superlatives ....." Marty and Buck performed "Holding On To Nothing."

Eddie said, "Wonderful sounds right there. 'Holding On To Nothing'. Thank you, fellas." Eddie promoted Marty's book of photographs, Country Music: The Masters. After a commercial break, Marty said, "There you are. Thought you'd never come back. I consider it an honor each and every week to tell ya that The Marty Stuart Show is sponsored by my home state. I'm speakin' of dear old Mississippi, the birthplace of America's music. Now I wanna tell ya about an old friend that was located on the edge of Meridian, Mississippi. It was the Red Hot Truck Stop. Now I started travelin' when I was 12 years old and bein' the old road dog that I am, I know where the best truck stop coffee in the world can be found. For many years, the undisputable honor went to the Red Hot. The Red Hot was legendary. The place was always full of characters. Country music was king. Hank Williams' songs were simply a part of the atmosphere. George Jones songs were a way of life. The lines in Merle Haggard's face were understood and respected. A good ole boy's handshake there was better than a contract. And the waitresses, they knew they were servin' a legendary cheeseburger. But it was the Red Hot's coffee that ruled. It had a power. Aww, it could make time fly and stand still at the same time. But, as time often does, it will take from you what you most cherish. The latter days of the 20th century claimed the Red Hot Truck Stop. Today, the only thing left of it is the memories and the coolest sign in the southern states which sits in an empty parking lot on the outer banks of Meridian. You can see it as you pass by on I-20. Give it a wave. So here's to an old friend, fondly remembered. The Red Hot Truck Stop in Meridian, Mississippi. Speakin' of red hot, along with his famous Uncle Buck from Missouri, how 'bout a hand for the ole Sultan of Goodlettsville, the Tennessee Slicker, Leroy Troy and his famous Uncle Buck."

Buck: "Buck and Leroy."

Marty: "Buck and Leroy Show."

Buck: "Oh boy, this is it, ain't it?"

Marty: "This is it."

Buck: "This is it. This is it, pal. I know."

Leroy: "We're gonna tear 'em up now."

Buck: "We're gonna tear 'em up, pal."

Leroy: "I thought you were gonna wear your fancy coat today."

Buck: "Well, I thought I'd dress up just for you, pal."

Marty: "There you go. It'll be good enough for this one right here."

Buck: "Are you gonna kick this one off Are you gonna kick it off?"

Leroy: "Well, yeah. One called 'Dooley'."

Marty said, "All right. There ya have it. Two of the nation's finest. Two of the nation's finest." Eddie Stubbs said, "Well, it's hymn time this week and you know when songs are sung better, of any kind, but especially the songs of inspiration, Connie Smith will be the one to sing 'em. She recorded this song years ago, first as a soloist of her own right and once as a duet with Nat Stuckey. 'If God Is Dead, Who's This Living In My Soul'."

After a commercial break, Eddie Stubbs promoted the Marty Stuart Tribute Revolver. Eddie said, "Here is Marty Stuart." Marty said, "How 'bout a hand for Eddie Stubbs. Thank you very much, Eddie Stubbs. And thank you for comin' by." Buck said, "Thank you so much." Marty said, "Superlatives? Our country music hero, Mr. Buck Trent." Buck said, "Awww, God, look-a-there. Thank you so much." Marty said," I tell ya what. It's always a lot of fun when you come by; but amidst the fun, I don't want it to ever be lost that you're one of the great master musicians of country music." Buck said, "Wow, very intelligent fella, folks." Marty and Bucked laughed. Marty said, "Are you takin' requests today?" Buck said, "Yeah, you wanna hear somethin'?" Marty said, "Until Dawn." Buck said, "Until Dawn. You got it. Right here." Marty said, "Mr. Buck Trent, ladies and gentlemen."

Marty said, "Mr. Buck Trent, ladies and gentlemen. Great job, Buck" Buck said, "Yeah." Marty continued, "On behalf of Buck Trent, The Fabulous Superlatives, Leroy, Gary Carter, Eddie Stubbs and Miss Connie Smith, I'm Marty Stuart sayin' thank you for comin' to see us. Take it away, Leon. Come see us again next week."

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