The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 116 airing March 23, 2013

Guests: Riders In The Sky, Johnny Western, Andy Hogan, 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. We're way out west today as we welcome our guests, Riders In The Sky, along with Johnny Western, Harry Ditzel, and Andy Hogan. 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 and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Lost On The Desert."

Marty said, "I believe the title of this show, Superlatives, is 'Way Out West' and I'm talkin' way out west. The reason for this gathering today is to honor a friend of ours who comes to us all the way from Arizona land. Apostle, let me borrow your record cover. One of the first records I ever had in my life was this one right here. Have Gun, Will Travel by this man, Mr. Johnny Western. Growin' up in Mississippi, that's a long way from the west, but he carried me on a journey to the west by way of his recording. How 'bout a hand for our guest of honor today, Mr. Johnny Western. Hello, Johnny Western. Hello my friend. Trade ya a microphone." Johnny said, "Thank you so much." Marty said, "Welcome to Nashville." Johnny said, "It's great to be back. It's great to be anywhere." Marty laughed. Johnny said, "It's great to be back." Marty said, "It certainly is. Hey, I wanna thank you for many, many years of doin' our shows, bein' on shows, bein' a star, bein' a movie star, playin' our records at KFDI, and especially for Have Gun, Will Travel. Thank you very much, Johnny Western." Johnny said, "Thank you, Marty."

Marty said, "One of the great cowboys." Johnny said, "Thank you." Marty continued, "I tell ya what I wanna do for you." Johnny said, "What." Marty said, "I want you to go over there and sit in that chair and relax for all that work you've done these many years. We're gonna honor you today and sing you some songs. Is that okay?" Johnny said, "I'm deeply honored." Marty said, "All right. Mr. Western." Johnny said, "Thank you." Marty said, "All right. Relax yourself, John. Yeah. I tell ya what. Our first guests are fellas that we've had every single season. They're like our brothers. We love 'em and they do things, Superlatives, in 'the cowboy way'. Can only be one thing. How 'bout a hand for the Riders In The Sky. Gentlemen." They performed "Saddle Up."

Marty said, "Riders In The Sky. 'Saddle Up'. Joey, Woody Paul, Ranger Doug, and Too Slim." Eddie promoted the Marty Stuart Tribute Revolver. After a commercial break, Marty said, "One of the things that keeps me goin' back out on the road year after year after year is goin' to unique places and meetin' wonderful people like this gentlemen right here. Last summer we were playin' in Claremore, Oklahoma, and we found ourselves at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum. And if you've never been, I encourage .to go. And we were met at the front door by Mr. Andy Hogan. Hello Andy. Welcome to Nashville. Welcome to this side of the Red River." Andy said, "Thanks. And to make sure you remember, we brought you a copy, I present you a copy of Will Rogers. This is a copy of the one that's in the Capitol Building in Washington. D.C." Marty said, "How 'bout a hand for Mr. Will Rogers. He never met a feller he didn't like, did he." Andy said, "That's right." Marty said, "All right. The thing that touched me that day ... that museum was built in 193...." Andy said, "38." Marty said, "38. It is a beautiful structure. But the place was full of people, and it was alive. But the words of Will Rogers was what rang true to my heart that day. Everything he talked about seems to be relevant to this very minute." Andy said, "You know, I'm glad you brought that up." Marty said, "Yes sir."

Andy continued, "Will Rogers was always proud of the fact that he was part Cherokee. That he was raised and born there in Oklahoma and before it became a state. He said, 'I'm a an American. I'm not the kind of an American whose ancestors came over on the Mayflower. But my family was there to meet the boat when it landed.' " Marty laughed and said, "That's right." Andy went on, "He said, 'It's always been a discredit to the Indian race that we ever let 'em land in the first place.' " Marty laughed. Andy said, "Will loved to tease ... he liked to tease and pick on the Congressmen and politicians and he said, 'You know, my kinda jokes, you can take 'em or leave 'em. They don't really hurt anybody, but now Congress, when they make a joke, it becomes a law.' " Marty laughed and said, "Now tell it like it is." Andy said, "And when they make a law, it becomes a joke.' And we leave a partin' shot with you. Will would have said something like this. He said, 'You know you should live your life so that you wouldn't be afraid to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.' " Marty laughed and said, "Tell it like it is, Mr. Will. How 'bout a hand for Mr. Andy Hogan." Andy said, "Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you." Marty said, "Andy, do me a little favor." Andy said, "Yes sir." Marty continued, "Every day in the Tulsa paper, I know that they still use one of Will's quotes." Andy said, "Tulsa World." Marty said, "And somebody from Tulsa, Oklahoma brought us a sign recently to our home that says, 'Her first appearance in Tulsa along with her Sundowners, what's her name?" Andy said, "I know who you're talkin' about. You're talkin' about Connie Smith." Marty said, "How 'bout a hand for Connie Smith. Good job there, Andy. Constance, I told ya if you'd marry me, I'd take ya to out west." Connie said, "That's right." Marty said, "Here we are. Whatcha got to sing?" Connie said, "How 'bout 'The Wayward Wind'." Marty said, "How 'bout Miss Connie Smith, ladies and gentlemen."

Marty said, "Miss Connie Smith. Hello Superlatives. How about that collection of American icons over there on the hay bales. My kinda place. Here's a song I wrote and we'll do this for Mr. Johnny Western." They performed "Old Mexico."

After a commercial break, Marty said, "Here they are, ladies and gentlemen, for their world premiere, the famous Riders In The Sky and the Sultan of Goodlettsville, Leroy Troy. All right." Leroy said, "All you ready? Key of G." They performed "Home In San Antone."

Eddie said, "Even Leroy Troy was in the way out west mood today doing a fine job there on 'Home In San Antone'. We're going to ask the Riders In The Sky to say in place as they deliver our inspirational song of the day. Written by Bob Nolan, here's 'The Mystery Of His Way'."

After a commercial break, they showed a clip from the TV series Have Gun, Will Travel. Eddie said, "Well, let's stay out west for another song. Here's Marty Stuart," Marty said, "I wanna thank you, Eddie Stubbs. You a good man. And how 'bout a hand for all of our friends here on the Way Out West show today. Riders In The Sky and all the boys. Especially you, Johnny Western." Johnny said, "Mr. Marty, I cannot tell ya how much fun this is to be way out west with you and all of our good friends. We have traveled a lot of miles together, but I think this is epitome." Marty said, "I believe you, sir. Well, will ya do it for me now?" Johnny said, "Let's do it." Marty said, "I come to hear it. Mr. Harry Ditzel will start the proceedings. Mr. Ditzel. How 'bout a hand for Mr. Harry Ditzel." Johnny performed "Have Gun, Will Travel."

Marty said, "Play on, Cous. Thank you, Johnny Western. My friend. The great Johnny Western. Thank you, Harry. Hi baby. On behalf of everybody here on The Marty Stuart Show today, thank you for comin' to see us. Andy, come to see us again. Leroy Troy, Gary Carter, Eddie Stubbs, The Superlatives, the Riders In The Sky, Come to see us again. Good night, everybody."

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