The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 4 airing November 22, 2008

Guests: The Riders In The Sky, Connie Smith, Leroy Troy, The Fabulous Superlatives

Eddie Stubbs started the show by introducing the guests and The Fabulous Superlatives, including steel guitar player Gary Carter from Connie's band, The Sundowners. Marty and the band were playing "La Tingo Tango" during the introductions. Eddie introduced Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives and they went into "I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome" a song written by Bill Monroe and Hank Williams, Sr. and is the first song on Marty's Tempted album.

Marty welcomed everyone to the show. "We're so glad you joined us. Be at home, relax, we'll do the driving for about the next 30 minutes. Eddie Stubbs, good ....... look at that hat." Eddie said, "I came dressed for the occasion today, Marty." Marty continued, "How about a hand for Eddie's hat. That shows off those ears good. Ladies and Gentlemen without further adieu, the legendary Riders in the Sky, make 'em feel welcome, Grand Ole Opry stars." The Riders in the Sky (Ranger Doug, Too Slim, Woody Paul, and Joey) performed "Wah-Hoo." During Too Slim's bass solo, he yells out, "Eat your heart out, Paul," referring to Marty's bass player, Paul Martin.

Eddie Stubbs then promoted Marty's latest book of photographs, Country Music: The Masters. After a commercial break, Marty says, "I found out a little inside information. The Riders In The Sky purchased that hat for our man Eddie Stubbs. Nice job, fellas, nice job. Singing the great Dallas Frazier classic "Run Away Little Tears" here is Miss Connie Smith. How 'bout it for Connie." Marty was side stage playing the acoustic guitar.

Marty then sang "Long Black Veil."

After a commercial break, "How about a hand for the Ole Tennessee Slicker, Leroy Troy. All right Leroy. What's the good word from Goodlettsville, Leroy?" Leroy says, "Well the good news from Goodlettsville, I guess, is our water is running clear again." Marty says, "Well that's great. In that case, let's pick a song." Leroy sang, "Shady Grove."


Eddie Stubbs declared hymn time and invited Connie to perform "Peace In The Valley," saying "nobody sings it better in this day and time."

After a commercial break, Eddie Stubbs promoted Connie's CD Clinging To A Saving Hand. Marty said to Eddie, "Get your cowboy hat back on and join us. If you've enjoyed watching our show today and if you've enjoyed Eddie Stubbs hat, write me at the Grand Ole Opry. We'd be glad to hear from you. Superlatives, how about a hand for the Riders in the Sky, some of our big musical heroes. Ranger Doug, Woody Paul, Joey, Too Slim. It's an honor to have you guys. Cousin Kenny, Joey, the cow polka king, you know what to do. Here it is, 'Buck's Polka'."

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