The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 70 airing May 7, 2011

Guests: 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, and all the Fabulous Superlatives: Cousin Kenny Vaughan, Handsome Harry Stinson, the Apostle Paul Martin, plus Gary Carter on the steel guitar, and a special appearance by Chris Scruggs. 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, the Mississippi mastermind of the show. Here is Marty Stuart." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Sometimes The Pleasure's Worth The Pain."

Marty said, "I'm Marty Stuart. I thank ya for joinin' us for the next 30 minutes. We're gonna play ya some music and do our very best to entertain you country style, Superlatives. That's the way it is. Speakin' of country style, one of the greatest stylists ever in country music. How 'bout a hand for Miss Connie Smith. Come here Constance June Smith Stuart. You look so pretty, baby." Connie said, "Thank you." Marty said, "Yes you do." Connie sang "There's Something Lonely In This House."

After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back everybody. Connie Smith took care of business, Apostle. I like this show. There's nobody here but us and you. Intimate. That's what I'm thinkin'. We've got some Superlative business to take care of right now. First up, he's got that thousand-watt smile hooked up to that million watts worth of talent. Handsome Harry, Cousin Kenny, Gary Carter, the Apostle's gonna sing the song about 'Two Dollars In The Jukebox'. Apostle Paul, ladies and gentlemen."

Marty said, "Apostle Paul. Drop it in the slot just like that. You know if you've watched this show for any length of time that I love history. And it's really an honor for all of us to be a part of American history. One chapter in our nation's history that is particularly notable is the Civil War. Brother against brother. And there is a story of an incident at the end of the Civil War that's always touched me. After the fall of Richmond, a crowd gathered on the lawn of the White House to celebrate the Union army's victory. A tired and weary President Abraham Lincoln eventually made an appearance at the rally. The crowd kept callin' for a speech from the President. Mr .Lincoln did give a talk and at the end of the speech, noticin' a band of musicians close by, he kindly asked them to play this song." Harry Stinson sang a beautiful rendition of "Dixie."

Eddie Stubbs said, "Wonderful job there from Harry Stinson and 'Dixie'." Eddie promoted Marty's book of photographs, Country Music: The Masters. After a commercial break, Marty and Connie are on stage. Marty said, "Welcome back to The Connie Smith Show. I'm Mr. Connie Smith and proud of it. I'm also proud of my home state of Mississippi who is the sponsor of this show. Now, right outside of Philadelphia, Mississippi you'll find the Choctaw Mississippi community which is the home of the Mississippi band of Choctaws. I love those folks, Constance." Connie said, "Me too." Marty continued, "The Mississippi band of Choctaws are a good people and known all around the world for their beautiful basket weaving. If you wanna see the world's foremost of Choctaw-made baskets as well as many of their aspects of Choctaw culture, I wanna encourage you to visit the Choctaw Museum located right on the reservation. The folks there will welcome you. And if you do visit, ask for a lady that's dear to both of us. I'm speakin' of Miss Martha Ferguson. She knows the Choctaw story and will be happy to share it with ya. Now here's something that Constance June and I would like to share with you. Ladies and gentlemen, the Sultan of Goodlettsville, the most popular man in country music, Constance, you know him and love him. How 'bout a hand for Leroy Troy, the ole Tennessee Slicker. Have a seat over here, Constance." Connie walks in front of Leroy. Marty said, "Hello, Leroy." Leroy said, "Have a seat there, Constance." Marty is laughing. He said, "She'll cut right in front of ya. That's what she'll do. Whatcha no good, Leroy."

Leroy: "Aww, I don't know a thing."

Marty: "Tell me more."

Leroy: "Hey, I got a pretty love song picked out for my little girlie."

Marty: "All right. What's it called?"

Leroy: "She's Got The Money, Too."

Marty: "That's Uncle Dave's song."

Leroy: "Yeah."

Marty: "Come on, come on."

Marty said, "All right. A beautiful performance." Eddie Stubbs said, "That's fine right there. Leroy Troy and 'She's Got The Money Too'. Kinda makes me wanna go out and look for a sugar mama after the show here tonight. Well, Connie Smith's got a beatiful song picked out for us, but she's got a special message before she does it for us." Connie said, "Thanks, Eddie. Two of my dearest friends live in Springfield, Missouri. Reverend Doyne and Gladness Jennings. And they're my prayer partners as well. And I wanna do this song especially for them. It's a song that Gladness wrote. One of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard." Connie sang "Street Where The Lonely Walk."

After a commercial break, Eddie Stubbs promoted Cool Country Favorites at The Superlative Store. Eddie said, "And now back to the Mississippi mastermind of the proceedings, here is Marty Stuart." Marty said, "What about you, Eddie Stubbs. You're cool as ice. How 'bout a hand for Eddie Stubbs, ladies and gentlemen. We've had a Superlative show. How 'bout a hand for Miss Connie Smith and Leroy and Gary Carter. Apostle Paul did good on his honky tonk song. Handsome Harry did a beautiful job of 'Dixie', and look over here. One of the most talented cats in the world, our friend Mr. Chris Scruggs. How 'bout a hand for Chris. Well, Cous. We've talked about everybody but you. Take it off and take it home. All right. Cousin Kenny, ladies and gentlemen." Kenny performed "Hot Like That."

Marty said, "Nice Like That. Nice Like That. How 'bout that. How about that. Hey baby. On behalf of all The Superlatives, Miss Connie Smith, Leroy Troy, Gary Carter, Eddie Stubbs and Chris Scruggs, I'm Marty Stuart sayin' thank you for comin'. Come back and see us next week. We'll have a big time. Good night, everybody."

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