The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 33 airing January 31, 2010

Guests: The Riders In The Sky, 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 guests, the Riders In The Sky. Join us now for 30 minutes of fun and great country music. I'm your announcer Eddie Stubbs. Now how about a Superlative welcome for our host, the Mississippi Cowboy himself. Here is Marty Stuart." Marty said, "Lookin' good, Tex." They performed "Little Heartbreaker."

Marty said, "Awww, nothin' but a little hearbreaker. Send that to ole Moon down in Texas. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to The Marty Stuart Show. We've gotcha covered if you like country music for the next half hour. Stick around with us. You're gonna love it. Superlatives. You know what I saw when I drove up this morning? The big Winnebago with the bullhorns on the top. Could only mean one thing. The Riders In The Sky are in town. Make the boys feel welcome. Hello Riders." They performed "Press Along To The Big Corral."

Marty said, "Yeah. Doesn't get any better than that. Hello Woody, Ranger, Too Slim." Eddie Stubbs said, " 'Press Along to the Big Corral'. Great sounds there from the Grammy-award winning Riders In The Sky. Thank you so much, fellas." Eddie promoted the two DVD set of highlights from the first season of The Marty Stuart Show. Too Slim joined Eddie making sounds while Eddie was reading the commercial, even exchanging cowboy hats with Eddie and mouthing the words of the commercial with Eddie. After finishing reading, Eddie said, " And we've got Too Slim visiting with us here right now and we have exchanged hats." Too Slim said, "I wondered if you knew I was here." Eddie said, "I did know you were here. And you know what? The Riders In The Sky had that hat made for me that you're wearing." Too Slim said, "How 'bout Eddie Stubbs' hat, ladies and gentlemen." Off camera, you could hear Marty say, "That's a fine hat." Eddie continued, "If I keep wearin' this, am I gonna go completely bald like you?" Too Slim said, "You go completely ... I rotated the crop here, Eddie, that's the great thing." Eddie said (taking off the hat), "Well, maybe I can borrow some of that for this here (showing his balding head)."

After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back to The Marty Stuart Show, ladies and gentlemen. If you're just joinin' us, we're here with our friends The Riders In The Sky, Superlatives. Cowboy, look, look, look, there they are. It's the cowboy way today. Along with 'Tex' Stubbs makin' the announcements today." Marty laughs. He continues, "But it's about to get more beautiful out here. How 'bout a hand for the great Connie Smith, ladies and gentlemen. Hey baby, come on." Connie sang "Long Black Limousine."

Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "A Hundred Years From Now."

Eddie Stubbs said, "Marty Stuart right there singin' one of his own. 'A Hundred Years From Now'. Great job, fellas." Eddie then promoted Marty's photo book, Country Music: TheMasters. After a commercial break, Marty said, "Welcome back to The Marty Stuart Show, ladies and gentlemen. Hey, if you happen to notice, we've signs from our great state of Mississippi, my home state that I'm proud to be from, all around the set. If you're out drivin' around Mississippi, how 'bout going to Biloxi and see the beautiful lighthouse and the beaches. It's a sight to see. Speakin' of a sight to see, gentlemen. Here it comes. The Sultan of Goodlettsville, the most popular man in country music, Too Slim, the ole Tennessee Slicker. How 'bout a hand for Leroy Troy. Come here, Leroy. Hey Leroy, boy. Got your cowboy shirt on. There's the Riders In The Sky."

Marty: "Look at you. Lookin' good with that cowboy shirt."

Leroy: "Well, you know, I'm just tryin' to be a team player here."

Marty: "Well, you've got it, you've got it."

Leroy: "Doesn't make me look too slim, does it?"

They all get the joke.

Marty: "Whatcha got in mind to put all over America today and parts unknown?"

Leroy: "Here it comes. 'The Happy Rovin' Cowboy'."

Marty: "Well that's what it is."

Marty said, "Happy trails to you, Leroy." Eddie said, "Great job there from Leroy Troy and 'The Happy Rovin' Cowboy'. Never heard Leroy do that. He sounds like he's ready to saddle up and head out on the trail. Well, we're gonna remove the hat right now because it's hymn time this week on the program, and we're gonna call on the Riders In The Sky to offer us our song of inspiration. Bob Nolan from the Sons of the Pioneers wrote this song years ago. 'Lord, You Made The Cowboy Happy'."

After a commercial break, Eddie Stubbs promoted the Superlatone Store. He introduced Marty. Marty said, "Truer words were never spoken from a man who's never seen a horse in person. Thank you, Tex. Ranger Doug, just in case there's any soul in America that don't know all the Riders In The Sky, would you please introduce the gentlemen?" Ranger Doug said, "I will take a moment. A man who has stood by my side for every one of the 32 years this band has been together, aging like fine cheese. That's Too Slim. Right here is the star of the upcoming motion picture Oh Brother, Where Am I?, that's Woody Paul, King of the Cowboy fiddlers. The Sultan of the stomach Steinway is Joey, the CowPolka King. And I remain Ranger Doug." Marty said, "The idol of American youth, the idol of American youth." Too Slim moves in next to Marty and says, "Marty, you're a great appreciator of fine instruments; you're a wonderful musician, we are presenting you with a Riders In The Sky guitar, ladies and gentlemen." Marty said, "Too Slim, I am honored, I am honored. Thank you, pal. Thank you, pal. It will go amongst the finest things." Too Slim said, "I know. Amongst the rest of the keepsakes that are available probably." Marty said, "That's beautiful. For your listening requirements. Hey, Ranger Doug. The last time we were here, Joey the CowPolka King and Cousin Kenny from the Fabulous Superlatives fame got together and played a polka." Ranger Doug said, "They had some fun." Marty continued, "Yes they did. But we left the great Woody Paul out. We should turn Woody Paul loose Whatcha got Woody Paul?" Woody Paul said, "Got the great 'East Tennessee Blues'." Marty said, "That's a big one. that's a big one. Make him feel welcome."

Marty said, "On behalf of all the Fabulous Superlatives, the Riders In The Sky, Miss Connie Smith, Leroy Troy, Gary Carter, and Eddie Stubbs, I'm Marty Stuart sayin' thank you for comin'. We'll see ya again next week on The Marty Stuart Show. Go Slim, go slim."

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