The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 51 airing June 12, 2010

Guests: Kitty Wells, 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, a very special command performance saluting the undisputed Queen of Country Music, Miss Kitty Wells, and her husband, the King of the Tennessee Mountains, Mr. Johnny Wright, along with our friends Chris Scruggs, Johnny Warren, Kent Blanton, and Lester Armistead. Join us now for 30 minutes of fun and great country music. I'm your announcer Eddie Stubbs. Now how 'bout a Superlative welcome for our host, the King of the Mississippi hillbillies himself. Here is Marty Stuart." Marty yelled, "Yeah." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Stop The World (And Let Me Off)."

Marty said, "Stop the world ....." Marty hands his guitar to Paul. " Here ya go Apostle." "This is a special edition of our show today. We are here to pay honor and give a command performance to bring all our country hearts to our Queen of Country Music. How 'bout a hand for Miss Kitty Wells, ladies and gentlemen." Kitty waves to the audience. Marty continues, "We love you. You betcha. Eddie Stubbs, need to talk to ya. How 'bout a hand for Mr. Stubbs, ladies and gentlemen. Lookin' good today, sir." Eddie said, "Thank you, sir." Marty said, "Hey, we owe a big 'thank you' to Johnny Wright and Kitty Wells for bringin' you to town." Eddie said, "They did indeed back in 1995." Marty said, "Well, thank ya'll very much for givin' us Eddie Stubbs. Yeah. I heard you play a fiddle tune on their show one time called 'Bile Them Cabbage Down'". Eddie said, "And Johnny used to sing it." Marty said, "He could do it, he could do it. And I tell ya what. When Eddie Stubbs starts to fiddle, the Grand Ole Opry Square Dancers, the great Grand Ole Opry Square Dancers gonna come chargin' through that door and salute Miss Kitty Wells. Cousin, Handsome, Apostle, Edwardo, kick off the fiddle tune."

Marty said, "Fine job Mr. Stubbs. Grand Ole Opry Squaredancers. Whooo" 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, to The Marty Stuart Show. Superlatives. Wish you'd look. The Queen of Country Music, Miss Kitty Wells, is right there. All the Grand Ole Opry Square Dancers. And on the front row, Miss Sue Sturdivant and Stephanie, Miss Kitty Wells' daughter and granddaughter. Connie's son Kerry came all the way Taiwan and my sister Jennifer came all the way from Smyrna. How 'bout a hand for family. Speakin' of family, Mr. Kitty Wells and Mr. Johnny Wright just celebrated 72 years of marriage not long ago. Yeah, congratulations. That's about 140 in show biz years. Here comes a lady that I guarantee ya loves Miss Kitty Wells. How 'bout a hand for another great one. Miss Connie Smith, everybody. Come here, Constance. Here she comes. Making believe." Connie performed "Making Believe."

Marty said, "Aww, that's purdy. Whataya think? That's great. Miss Connie Smith. Hey. If you're just joinin' us, we're standin' in the country music up to right here. But if you stick with us, we're about to take ya into hillbilly zone up to here. Uh huh. How 'bout a hand for ole Superman and Johnny Warren. Make them feel welcome. Come on boys. Mr. Chris Scruggs, always a pleasure. Hey Handsome Harry." Harry said "Uh huh." Marty continued, "You know the coolest cat in town is the Tennessee Mountain man himself, Mr. Johnny Wright. We're gonna do a song right now made famous by Johnny & Jack. A love song of sorts. It is called 'Ashes Of Love'. Superman ....."

Marty said, "Hey." Eddie said, " 'Ashes Of Love,' one of the great Johnny & Jack classics there. Fellas, you sounded just like they did on record back in 1952. That's fine." Eddie promoted Marty's book of photographs, Country Music: The Masters. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back to The Marty Stuart Show. How about it little man. Everything good? All right then. Every St. Patrick's Day in the capital city of Jackson, Mississippi, now a time-honored tradition is the St. Patrick's Day parade. Some of the darlings of that big event are the mighty Sweet Potato Queens and today, Superlatives, Grand Ole Opry Square Dancers, here's how it is. The Sweet Potato Queens send their love to the Queen of Country Music, Miss Kitty Wells. How 'bout that. Go give Miss Kitty a hug, would ya? Go give her a hug. All right." The youngster goes over and hugs Connie. Marty laughs, "Well, close enough, close enough." Connie directs the little man to Kitty and he gives her a hug. Marty continues, "There he goes. Speaking of mighty potaters or in this case, tater, how 'bout a hand, ladies and gentlemen, for the Sultan of Goodlettsville, the most popular man in country music, here comes Miss Kitty. The ole Tennessee Slicker. How 'bout a hand for Leroy Troy. Come here, Leroy. Well I wish you'd look. I wish you'd look."

Marty: "Hello Leroy."

Leroy: "Howdy Marty."

Marty: "Who's that with ya."

Leroy: "Well, I drug ole Lonesome Lester."

Marty: "How 'bout a hand for Lester. Welcome Lester."

Lester: "Thank you."

Marty: "Yes sir."

Leroy: "We've been out havin' fun all day and now here we are."

Marty: "You boys look like you just come from church or somethin' big, anyhow."

Leroy: "Yeah, we kinda dressed up today coz tonight's a special night with the Johnny & Jack and the Kitty Wells tribute and I'm gonna tell ya somethin'. When I was a youngster or still in school, me and this boy right here, Superman, used to drive around in a '66 Mustang and we had an old cassette tape of Johnny & Jack. ."

Marty: "Well, all right."

Leroy: "And one of the tunes on it was one called 'I .Never Can Come Back To You' and we're gonna do it now. And Superman's gonna kick it off."

Marty: "Go ahead, Superman."

Eddie Stubbs said, "Leroy Troy and friends right there and 'I Never Can Come Back To You' and it was good to see Kitty Wells singin' along with the words with that one over there. Well, if you ever got to see Kitty Wells and Johnny & Jack in full concert, you know that gospel music was always a big part of their show. Just as it is here each week on The Marty Stuart Show. Walter Bailes wrote this song years ago, but he was always quick to say that Kitty Wells had the biggest record and the biggest sales with this one right here. We hope you enjoy today 'Dust On The Bible'."

After a commercial break, Eddie Stubbs promoted the Superlatone Store. Eddie said, "And once again, here on our command performance, here's Marty Stuart." Marty said, "Thank you, Eddie Stubbs. And on behalf of all the folks on this show, you are our Queen and we love you very much." Kitty said, "Thank you." Marty continued, "Leroy, give our Queen some flowers. Leroy's gotcha some flowers. Everybody on this show loves you to pieces. That girl there may love ya a bit more than the rest of us." Kitty said, "Thank you." Marty said, "All right. Constance, we might oughta sing the national anthem, whataya think?" Connie said, "I think so." Marty said, "All right, gentlemen. 'It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels' for Miss Kitty." Kitty Wells joined in on the last chorus.

Marty said, "That's our girl right there. She did pretty good, didn't she? On behalf of Connie Smith, the Grand Ole Opry Square Dancers, Leroy, Superman, Johnny, Chris Scruggs, The Superlatives, Gary Carter, Eddie Stubbs, I'm Marty Stuart sayin' thank you. Long live the Queen."

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