The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 76 airing June 18, 2011

Guests: Keith Urban, 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's special guest, Keith Urban. 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, our main mandolin man from Mississippi. Here is Marty Stuart."

Marty said, "Welcome to The Marty Stuart Show. Hey Apostle, come here, Cous, Handsome. It is time for the "Superlative Stomp" in C major. Two, three four. Look out children."

Marty said, "That's all. That's enough. That's enough. Thank you so much for joinin' us and welcoming us into your home. Connie came home from the Grand Ole Opry several years ago and she said, 'I saw a new star tonight'. And time has proven her right. And time has proven him one of my dear buddies. From lighting up the universe, through the red door he comes now. How 'bout a hand for Mr. Keith Urban. How 'bout it. Mr. Urban." Keith said, "Thank ya, Marty." Marty said, "Welcome." Keith said, "Appreciate it." Marty continued, "Glad you're here. You know what to do." Keith sang "Put You In A Song."

Keith said, "Thank you." Marty said, "Fine job, Mr. Urban." Keith said, "Man, thank you, Marty." Marty said, "Mr. Keith Urban. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back, everybody. Superlatives, there he is. Mr. Keith Urban. Thank you Keith Urban for coming by. Great job. Great job. Coming through the red door right now, ladies and gentlemen, is one of the greatest of all time. She just happens to be my baby. Here she is, Miss Connie Smith. Come on, Constance. Whatcha got?" Connie said, "I'd like to dedicate this song." Marty said, "Yeah?" Connie continued, "To my mother-in-law." Marty said, "I know her. I love her, too." Connie continued, "She likes this one. This is for Miss Hilda." Connie sang "The Latest Shade Of Blue."

Keith Urban performed "Without You."

Eddie promoted Marty's book of photographs, Country Music: The Masters. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Mississippi is known as the birthplace of America's music and I'm honored to be a part of such a great musical legacy. Keith Urban, you're a part of it, too by way of the Father of Country Music. I'm speakin' of the Singing Brakeman, Jimmie Rodgers. As country musicians, we all owe a debt of gratitude to Jimmie. Jimmie Rodgers was born in our spotlight city, Meridian, Mississippi and he now rests there. Jimmie was country music's first superstar and he had the entire world lovin' and singin' his songs. But he passed away after a recording session in New York City in 1933. But it's Jimmie's trip home from New York that's always fascinated me. His body was put on a train to take him home to the south and the newspaper account read that not since the death of President Abraham Lincoln has so many mourners and well wishers lined the tracks to shed tears, throw flowers, and say farewell to a national hero. Jimmie Rodgers is honored with a Blues and Country Trail Marker in Meridian, Mississippi. Now I'd like to invite you to go visit Meridian and see his Trail Markers and, if you will, drop by the Oak Grove Cemetery and take Jimmie a flower on behalf of me and Mr. Keith Urban. We'd appreciate it. How 'bout a hand for Jimmie Rodgers and his musical Meridian town. Ladies and gentlemen, the Sultan of Goodlettsville, the ole Tennessee Slicker. How 'bout a hand for Leroy Troy. Come here, Troy boy."

Leroy: "Here's an old Mississippi song here and we're gonna send this down to Sparta, Tennessee. One called 'Sittin' On Top Of The World'."

Marty: "Let it go."

Eddie Stubbs said, "We're gonna settle down right now and declare hymn time this week. The songs of inspiration are some of the most requested here on the program. This is a selection that Marty Stuart and The Fabulous Superlatives have included in their Souls' Chapel CD, 'The Unseen Hand'."

After a commercial break, Eddie Stubbs promoted the Marty Stuart Tribute Revolver. Eddie said, "Now back to more fun and frolic with Marty Stuart." Marty said, "You did a good job today, Eddie Stubbs. He did. Yeah. Mr. Keith Urban. You the coolest cat in town. Thank you comin'." Keith said, "Right back atcha." Marty said, "Hey now wait a minute. That's an old friend hangin' around your neck. Tell me about that." Keith said, "This is. This is ... well, it's an old Waylon Telecaster." Marty said, "Waylon's guitar." Keith said, "Yeah. It is indeed." Marty said, "Welcome that to the show." Keith said, "Thanks." Marty said, "Yeah." Keith said, "And uhhh ...." Marty said, "Does he know you have it?" Keith said, "I have a feeling he does." Marty said, "Okay, I bet he does, too. We oughta do a Waylon tune, then." Keith said, "Let's do it." Marty said, "Keith, 'I've Always Been Crazy', but ....." Keith said, "That's true, Marty." Marty continued, "But it kept me from going insane." Keith said, "Just. I'll adjust." Marty said, "Keith and the boys."

Marty said hugging Keith, "You're the best. Mr. Keith Urban. On behalf of Keith Urban, The Fabulous Superlatives, Connie Smith, Leroy Troy, Gary Carter and Eddie Stubbs, I'm Marty Stuart sayin' thank you for comin' to see us. We'll see you again next week. Atta boy, Patrick. Hi-oh."

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