The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 129 airing June 22, 2013

Guests: John Conlee, 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, John Conlee. 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 said, "Thank you very much. Play me that whistle, Cous." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Mr. Engineer."

Marty said, "Aww Cous, thank you sir. Trade with you, Apostle. Lord have mercy. There's just somethin' about a train. I'm Marty Stuart. Superlatives?" The Superlatives responded "Yeah." Marty continued, "You know what, it's big today. It's big. One of the greatest country music singers of all time is with us today. Talk about a classic. A true essential. How 'bout a hand for the great John Conlee. Hello Mr. John Conlee. Hello Mr. Conlee. It is all yours." John said, "Thank you sir. I appreciate it. Thank you, Marty. Hello everybody. If you've got a pair of these things right here, stick 'em up on your face and we will slide back to 1978." John performed "Rose Colored Glasses."


Marty said, "An American original, you are, sir." John said, "Thank you, sir." Marty said, "Singin' a true country classic, Mr. John Conlee." John said, "Thank you, Marty." Marty said, "Thank you, John." John said, "Here's your own pair. Let me give those to ya." Marty said, "I'll take 'em." I love ... awww." John said, "The real Marty Stuart." Marty said, "The world is better. The world is better." After a commercial break, Marty said, "I'm still doin' good on rose colored glasses. Welcome back. How 'bout a hand for John Conlee and Micky and ole Steve Sechler over there. And how 'bout a hand for one of the greatest of all time. How 'bout a hand for my baby, Miss Connie Smith. Hello Constance June." Connie sang "There Goes My Heart Again."

Marty said, "Yeah. Look right over there. Look right over there. Over there. There goes my Constance again. Thank you very much." Turning to Gary Carter, Marty said, "It's been way too long." Handing Gary the microphone, Marty said, "Take this. Take this. People always wanna know when's Gary Carter gonna say somethin'. Say 'hello everybody'." Gary said, "Hello." Marty said, "Thank you very much. A man of few words but a monster on the steel guitar. How 'bout a hand for Mr. Carter." Gary played "I Love You Because."

After a commercial break, Marty said, "You know what Mavis said. Well, well. Hey, all right. Well now the good news is that The Marty Stuart Show is sponsored by the great state of Mississippi. The state of Mississippi is a place that I dearly love. Now another place I dearly love is my hometown of Philadelphia, Mississippi. The beauty starts on the town square with the majestic old magnolia trees that surround the courthouse. Around the town square, you'll find family-owned businesses that have served the community for generations. Philadelphia, Mississippi is a warm and friendly place, and it's town that specializes in goodwill and southern hospitality. And there's lots to see and do throughout the season. The granddaddy of all county fairs, the Neshoba County Fair is a must each August. The Choctaw Indian Fair is a spectacular each July, and the Pearl River Resort's presence enhance the day-to-day events in a town that is second to none. So I encourage you to go and visit Philadelphia, Mississippi. Whataya think. Yes!. It's a beautiful place, Handsome Harry, Apostle. And I encourage you, John Conlee, here he comes, to make welcome the ole Tennessee Slicker Leroy Troy. Hello Leroy. There's ole Steve Sechler, John, Micky, Connie, Handsome, Apostle."

Leroy: "Seems like the Grand Ole Opry out here, don't it."

Marty: "Feels good, don't it. Feels right. Whatcha got on your mind, Sultan?"

Leroy: "We're gonna do a train song."

Marty: "Come on."

Leroy: "But this train is run by mule power."

Marty: "Come on."

Leroy: "Here we go."

Leroy sang "Mule Train."

Eddie said, "Leroy Troy's revived a lot of songs over the years. We appreciate him bringin' back the 'Mule Train' for us today. Well, we do hope that next Sunday, that you and yours will make the time to attend the church of your choice. With our song of inspiration this week, we call on The Superlative Quartet now with a song that Marty Stuart wrote. 'Gloryland'."

After a commercial, Eddie said, "Let's return now to Marty Stuart and the first licensed funeral director that we've ever had on our show, Mr. John Conlee." Marty said, "And it's an honor to have you John Conlee." John said, "Thank you very much. Thank you." Marty continued, "It is indeed an ...." John took Marty's arm and said, "Let me just, let me just ... yeah he's fine." Marty said, "Am I okay?" John said, "Yeah you're okay." Marty said, "I got a couple more miles in me?" John said, "I'd say so, yeah." Marty said, "Good, good, good, good. Hey, before we go any further, thank you for bringin' Micky with you today." John said, "Micky G." Marty said, "Micky G. And it's not just everyday you have a man from China Grove, North Carolina. One of the royal Sechlers." John said, "That's right." Marty said, "Ole Steve Sechler on the guitar. Thank you, Steve." Turning back to John, Marty said, "I tell ya what. We've talked about it. 'Rose Colored Glasses' and 'Backside Of Thirty', I tell ya what. Two of the greatest records that ever been recorded in this town. You're a great singer, but you're a great song man, too, aren't ya?" John said, "Well, and Bud Logan, my producer who's produced literally everything I've ever done, gets a lot of that credit. He's got great ears and great in the studio, and Bud and I share that, you know. I'm blessed to have him." Marty said, "Well, it's just a song till you sing it. And I appreciate you singing it. How 'bout a hand for Mr. Conlee. 'Backside', would ya?" John said, "All right." Marty said, "Give me five one more time." John said, "You're good, man." John performed "Backside Of Thirty."

Marty said, "In case you've never heard it before. That is country music. That is country music That's the way it's supposed to be. Take it, Cous. The great John Conlee. Thank you, John. It's an honor, man. It's an honor. On behalf of all the folks here on the show today, I'm Marty Stuart sayin' thank you for comin' to see us. Tune in next week, we'll see you again right here on The Marty Stuart Show. Hi Mama."

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