The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 126 airing June 1, 2013

Guests: The Chuck Wagon Gang, Anita Stapleton, 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 is 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, The Chuck Wagon Gang along with Anita Stapleton. 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 "Echoes."

Marty said, "I'm Marty Stuart. Welcome to The Marty Stuart Show. We've got some good music for ya today. We got gospel music. Apostle, we got old time music, and country music comin' to ya. Right now, from a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, how 'bout a hand for the great Connie Smith. Hey Constance. Miss Smith goes to Nashville. Hi baby." Connie performed "I'm Ashamed Of You."

Eddie said, "On July 16, 1964, that was the very first song that Connie Smith ever recorded for RCA Victor. 'I'm Ashamed Of You'. Thank you so much Connie for bringing that great one back."Eddie promoted Paul Marty's new CD Kentucky Jukebox Vol. 1: The Country Sessions. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back everybody. How 'bout a hand for Miss Connie Smith. Hi baby. And how about a hand for all The Fabulous Superlatives: Apostle Paul, Handsome Harry, Cousin Kenny. We shall now attempt to fill the air with twang, Cousin Kenny. What's the name of the song?" Kenny said, "Bat Patrol." Marty said, " 'Bat Patrol'. Hit it."

Marty said, "Thank you very much. All the guests that come to be on our television show are met at the door by this nice lady I'm about to introduce you to. Connie, you actually introduced me to this lady when I first met you a few years back. Right?"

Connie: "That's right. And I love her very much. She's one of my favorite people in the whole wide world. She's a really beautiful girl and fine singer and I can't wait to have her out here."

Marty: "Well how 'bout you introduce this nice lady."

Connie: "Her name is Anita Stapleton."

Marty: "Make Miss Anita Stapleton feel welcome. Pass that mic to her. You got it. Hi Anita. All right"

Anita performed "A Wound Time Can't Erase."

Marty said, "That's Miss Anita Stapleton. You did a good job. Great job, Anita." After a commercial break, Marty said, "And we're back. Handsome, Apostle. As the father of country music, Jimmie Rodgers, used to say .... 'Hey, Hey.' Now Jimmie Rodgers is one of the people who gave reason for the state of Mississippi to be known as the birthplace of America's music. I'm proud to say that the state of Mississippi's the sponsor of our show. Mississippi has produced lots of American music originals. Many of those people are celebrated and honored throughout the state on the Blues and Country Music Trails that run across Mississippi land. I'll tell ya an original whose name appears on the Country Music Trail marker right in front of the Choctaw Museum in Philadelphia, Mississippi. His name is Bob Ferguson. Bob was a renaissance man. He wrote songs like 'On The Wings Of A Dove' and 'The Carroll County Accident'. He produced records for RCA Victor such as 'Once A Day' for cute and country Connie Smith, as well as songs for Dolly Parton, Willie and Waylon just to name a few. Bob was also a historian as well, and an archaeologist. However, at the height of his musical career, Bob fell in love with a pretty Choctaw lady named Martha from Philadelphia. He left his Nashville career behind and moved to the Choctaw Reservation where he lived for the rest of his life, lovin' Martha and servin' the Choctaw people. However, Bob's works as a music maker is no less than genius. His legacy is in tact and you can learn more about him and his accomplishments on the Country Music Trail in Philadelphia and Choctaw, Mississippi. So here's to Bob Ferguson. Whataya say. Bob Ferguson." Pointing to Connie, "You know him. And whataya say we make welcome he ole Tennessee Slicker, ladies and gentlemen. Leroy Troy. Hello Leroy. Look over here. Anita and Connie. Superlatives."

Leroy: "Anita ....Connie."

Marty: "Didn't Anita do a good job?"

Leroy: "She sure did."

Marty: "And I know you're gonna do a good job."

Leroy: "We'll see about that."

Marty: "What's on your mind, pal?"

Leroy: "It's a somber one today. One called 'The Prisoner's Song'. Right there in G."

Marty said, "Awwww. Jailbird." Leroy said, "Perfect song." Marty said, "Fine job."Eddie said, "Leroy Troy right there singin' one that goes all the way back to 1924. 'The Prisoner Song'. Thank you, Leroy. Well, something real special is about to take place now as we declare hymn time. And here to tell us all about it is Marty Stuart." Marty said, "Thank you, Eddie Stubbs. In the year of 1936, on the airwaves of WBAP in Fort Worth, Texas, America's airwaves were touched by the sound of The Chuck Wagon Gang. The legacy of this group goes all the way back to then. Happy to say The Chuck Wagon Gang is alive and well. Brand new force. Would you please make welcome The Chuck Wagon Gang." They performed "Hard Trials Will Soon Be Over."

After a commercial break, Eddie promoted The Marty Stuart Showˆ photo book. Eddie said, "From their project Meeting In Heaven: The Chuck Wagon Gang Sings The Songs Of Marty Stuart, we're gonna call on our special guest today to sing a song that Marty Stuart wrote in just fifteen minutes specifically for The Chuck Wagon Gang to sing. "Someday'."

Marty said, "What an honor. What an honor. What an honor. Thank you Jeremy. Thank you. Great job. Thank you Shay. Thank you guys. Hit it Cous. Oh that was wonderful. The mighty Chuck Wagon Gang. Eddie Stubbs, Superlatives, Miss Anita Stapleton. Come on in. Connie Smith and Leroy Troy, and I'm Marty Stuart saying thank you for comin' to see us. Come see us again next week right here on The Marty Stuart Show. Goodnight everybody. Bye mama."

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