The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 78 airing July 2, 2011

Guests: Travis Tritt, 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, and all the Fabulous Superlatives: Cousin Kenny Vaughan, Handsome Harry Stinson, the Apostle Paul Martin, plus Gary Carter on the steel guitar, and fiddlin' Hank Singer. On today's show, we salute our friend and special guest, Travis Tritt. 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, the marvel of Mississippi himself. Here is Marty Stuart." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Country Club."

Marty said, "I'm Marty Stuart. Welcome to The Marty Stuart Show. Superlatives? The Georgia Flash is in the house. My dear ole Georgia brother, the Hiram Special. Brother Travis Tritt is here. We're honorin' Travis Tritt today, and just about everything we sing today is gonna be by Travis Tritt, and that's all right with me coz I'm his biggest fan. How 'bout a hand for my bubba and yours. How 'bout a hand for Travis Tritt. Come here Travis boy. Well, here he comes." Travis said, "How ya doin'?" Marty said, "Hello bubba boy." Travis said, "Good to see you, man." Marty said, "It's all yours. Take it easy. Do what you want to do." Travis performed "Here's A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)."

Marty said, "Bubba Travis right there. Come here boy." After a commercial break, Marty said, "Travis, thank you for comin'." Travis said, "Man, I am so thrilled to be here. Man, it's like ole home." Marty said, "Yes it is ole home. You're my brother. We shook hands on that a long time ago and that's never changed." Travis said, "It never will." Marty said, "And never will. But I tell you what else I shook hands on. I shook hands on marryin' Connie Smith and that was a good thing." Travis said, "Well, you were just tryin' to grow up and be just like me coz you got married right after I did." Marty laughed and said, "That's right. That's exactly right. That's exactly .... Connie has one of your songs picked out and if you'll introduce her, perhaps she'll come out and sing it" Travis said, "Well, there's nothin' that I'd like to do better coz I tell you right now, she's one of the most fabulous singers I believe I've ever heard in my life .... and she ain't bad to look at neither." Marty said, "No sir." Travis continued, "Ladies and gentlemen, Miss Connie Smith." Marty said, "There ya go." Connie sang "Anymore."

Marty and Travis performed "The Whiskey Ain't Workin'."

Travis said, "That's for sure." Marty said, "What he said. What he said." Eddie promoted Marty's book of photographs, Country Music: The Masters. After a commercial break, Marty and Travis were onstage. Marty said, "I'm honored to tell you, Travis, that my home state of Mississippi is the sponsor of this show " Travis said, "Yes sir." Marty continued, "And I'm honored to tell you that only 430 miles from the Travis Tritt Parkway in beautiful downtown Hiram, Georgia ..." Travis said, "Hiram, Georgia." Marty continued, "There's Marty Stuart Drive in Arlington, Mississippi which is a suburb of Philadelphia, Mississippi. Now, that's two of the nation's finest cities honoring two of the nation's finest knuckleheads." Travis said, "Of course it is." They both laughed. Marty said, "Speakin' of Philadelphia. I'd like to invite you to Philadelphia's centerpiece event. Its world-famous get together that happens the last week in July each and every year. I'm speakin' of the Neshoba County Fair or Mississippi's Giant House Party as it's called. A Philadelphia, Mississippi tradition since 1889. The Neshoba County Fair is the granddaddy of all county fairs, and it's a sight to behold. Lots of local folks move out to the fairgrounds for the week and stay in their fair cabins. And during the week, over 200,000 people come to visit, eat good food, watch the harness races, listen to music, and listen to speeches from candidates that range, Travis, from mayors to United States' Presidents." Travis said, "Well, there ya go." Marty said, "There ya have it." Travis said, "It don't get no better than that......" Marty said, "No sir. You will not meet a stranger. Everyone is welcome. And if you want to experience southern hospitality at its finest, beyond Travis Tritt Parkway, go to the Neshoba County Fair. It is a red-dirt spectacular. Somethin' for everybody at the fair. How 'bout a hand for 'em." Everyone applauds. Marty continued, "Speaking of spectacular, the ole Tennessee Slicker, Leroy Troy. Give Leroy a hand. You know Travis." Travis said, "How ya doin' ....." Marty said, "Fiddlin' Hank Singer, Connie and the Apostle. Whatcha wanna do?" Leroy said, "We're gonna do 'The Little Georgia Rose' and, Travis, you have the honor of kickin' it off." Marty said, "Go ahead brother." Travis said, "Here we go. One, two, three."

Marty said, "I wanted to do it a little more. Fabulous job, pal." Eddie Stubbs said, "Well, this is the time each week when we get in a song of inspiration; and a number of years back, you may have heard this song on the radio by Travis Tritt. And, unless you've paid close attention to the words and heard it in a more simplistic setting, you probably haven't listened to the lyricas closely as you should have. This is our song of inspiration today, accompanied by Marty Stuart and Paul Martin. Here's Travis Tritt with 'Where Corn Don't Grow'."

After a commercial break, Eddie Stubbs promoted the Marty Stuart Tribute Revolver. Eddie said, "Once again, here's Marty Stuart." Marty said, "Thank you Eddie Stubbs. How 'bout a hand for Eddie Stubbs. He's a nice one. The best." Travis said, "Yeah, man, he's a good one." Marty said, "He's the best. And so are you." Travis said, "Aww, brother, I tell you, this has been a treat for me. I love you." Marty said, "I love you too, brother. And that's for good. It's an honor to have you here. And it's an honor to be out of jail at the same time." Marty and Travis crack up laughing. Marty said, "Would you sing us one of your big hits and get us home?" Travis said, "I sure will." Marty said, "Brother Travis Tritt, ladies and gentlemen." Travis performed "Modern Day Bonnie And Clyde."

Marty said, "There he is. Travis Tritt. Take it home, Cous. Hand for brother Travis. One behalf of brother Travis, Hank Singer, Connie Smith, Leroy Troy, The Fabulous Superlatives, Eddie Stubbs and Gary Carter, I'm Marty Stuart sayin' thank you for comin' to see us. We'll see you again next week right here on The Marty Stuart Show. Good night everybody."

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