The Marty Stuart Show
Episode 130 airing June 29, 2013
|Guests: Merle Haggard, 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 guest, Country
Music Hall of Famer Merle Haggard, along with Benny
Haggard, Theresa Haggard, and Rick Wright. 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, "Yeah."
Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Tear
The Woodpile Down."
Marty said, "Welcome to The Marty Stuart Show. I'm Marty Stuart. The Fabulous Superlatives. We got Mr. Benny over here on the Telecaster guitar. How 'bout a hand for Benny Haggard, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you, Benny. Superlatives?" The Superlatives said, "Yeah." Marty continued, "It was good news when I heard that the famous Silver Chief bus came across the Mississippi River headed our way with California in the rear view mirror. He was haulin' the famous gentleman named Mr. Merle Haggard. How 'bout a hand for Mr. Haggard." Merle came out to a standing ovation from the audience. Marty said, "All right, Hag. It's all yours, sir. It's all yours. Take it." Merle performed "Runaway Mama."
Marty said, " 'Runaway Mama'. Mr.
Haggard and Theresa and Benny." After a commercial break, Marty said,
"Welcome back, everybody. Superlatives. How 'bout it.
How 'bout a hand for Benny Haggard, Merle Haggard, and
Theresa Haggard. The Haggards. And how 'bout a hand
for my baby, Miss Connie Smith. Come here Constance
June. Hi Constance. How 'bout cha." Connie said, "How
'bout you." Marty continued, "How 'bout you. Merle,
Theresa and Benny are here with us. Ain't that great."
Connie said, "I know. I'm so proud." Marty said,
"Well, anybody that knows me knows that man over there
is one of my dearest friends in this world. And he's
family. That family over there is family to us. And a
lot of stories could be told, but here's one that can
be told tonight. When Connie Smith was inducted into
the Country Music Hall of Fame, which is the ultimate
honor in country music, to add to that honor, those
folks over there drove cross country so Merle Haggard
could induct Connie Smith into the Country Music Hall
of Fame. That's family. That's family." Connie said,
"That's right." Marty said, "That's family." Connie
said, "Merle, I just couldn't hardly believe you would
do that It touched my heart so deep for that
honor, and it's one of my forever moments I'll never
forget. And I just about lost it and started cryin'
when you hung that metal around my neck but I was
tryin' to be as cool as you are, Thank you again."
Marty said, "It's hard to be cool as Merle Haggard."
Merle said, "It was my pleasure. My pleasure" Marty
said, "Well, one of things Merle brought up in his
speech about you was this song called 'Ain't You Even
Gonna Cry' that our friend Johnny Russell wrote. How
'bout you do it for Merle tonight." Connie said, "I
will." Marty said, "How 'bout a hand for Connie Smith,
Marty said, "All
right. Hello, Mr. Haggard. Welcome, sir." Merle
said, "Thank you. Nice to be back." Marty said,
"Nice to have you back. You know the door is always
open. You come a long way to sing for us." Merle
said, "We sure did. We come a long way to play. And
here we are." Marty said, "Here we are. Well, you
know what the gentleman from Meridian said. 'Hey
Hey'." Merle said, "Hey, hey." Marty said, "Come
on." Merle sang "No Hard Times."
Marty said, "Hey,
hey." Merle said, "Hey, hay." After a commercial
break, Marty said, "Aww yeah. Welcome back my
friends. I'm honored to say that this show comes o
you each and every week courtesy of the great state
of Mississippi. It's my home state, and if you've
never been to the Magnolia state, I encourage you to
come and visit. You'll find it a nice place and
you'll be welcomed, I guarantee you. Another place
you'll be made to feel welcome is at the old Train
Depot and Visitors' Center in my hometown of
Philadelphia, Mississippi. You'll find some
wonderful at the depot to welcome you and perhaps
offer suggestions as to what you might want to see
and do in one of the coolest towns in the world. And
in a town that is filled with some of the nicest
people in the world. Speakin' of Philadelphia,
Mississippi. How 'bout a hand for all my folks in
Neshoba County. All right. Speakin' of nice people,
Merle, here he comes. The ole Tennessee Slicker. How
'bout a hand for Leroy Troy. Hello Leroy. Apostle,
Handsome Harry, look here, there's Hag. Hag. Now the
last time Merle was here, you sang one of his songs.
You gonna try it again this go around?"
Marty: "You know,
singin' one of Merle's songs in front of him is kinda
like showin' Mt. Rushmore your rock collection,
Marty: "What is
have to cock this hat just right here. One called
'The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde'."
Marty said, "I admire you, son." Eddie said, "Leroy Troy singin' one that was a number one hit for Merle Haggard back in 1968, 'The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde'. With our song of inspiration this week, we call on our special guest Merle Haggard to sing the autobiographical 'Mama's Prayers'."
After a commercial, Eddie said, "And let's return now to Marty Stuart and our special guest Merle Haggard." Marty said, "Hey, how 'bout a hand for Eddie Stubbs, everybody. And how 'bout a hand for my favorite new guitar star, Mr. Benny Haggard. Hello Benny Haggard. How 'bout a hand for Connie Smith and Theresa Haggard over there. That's Merle Haggard right there."Merle performed "Mama's Hungry Eyes." Connie joined Theresa Haggard on background vocals.
Marty said, "The poet of the common
man, Mr. Merle Haggard. Take it home, Cous. Country music, ladies
and gentlemen. On behalf of Merle Haggard and The
Strangers, Benny Haggard, Leroy Troy, Eddie Stubbs,
Theresa Haggard, Connie Smith, Gary Carter, and all
the Superlatives, I'm Marty Stuart sayin' thank you
for comin' to see us. See ya again next week right
here on The Marty Stuart Show. Thank you, Hag,"
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