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We played the gorgeous Newberry Opera Housein South Carolina last night, where backstage there’s a wall painting commemorating country recording artist Wesley Tuttle’s appearance there on Nov. 29, 1946.

Ranger Doug’s Gibson guitar belonged to Wesley, and was gifted to the Ranger after Wesley’s passing in 2003 by his widow Marilyn Tuttle, who sang in Wesley’s band in the 1940’s.

RD phoned Marilyn after soundcheck and she “absolutely remembered” the venue and Wesley playing that guitar there. Marilyn, in her 90s and going strong, said it was the beginning of their life together, which lasted through the decades until Wesley’s passing. 

“It’s a homecoming tonight for this guitar,” said Ranger Doug from the stage, as we all contemplated timeless instruments, timeless music, and timeless friendships.

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Today we wish a mighty fine and great big western happy birthday to America's favorite face player, Too Slim! Happy birthday, Slim!

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Today we tip our hats to our very own Idol of American Youth (and Governor of the Great State of Rhythm) as he celebrates one more cattle drive around the sun! Help us wish Ranger Doug a mighty fine and great big western happy birthday!...

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“Few things I like more than live radio, especially historic live radio,” said Too Slim after Riders hosted Ernest Tubb Record Shop's Midnite Jamboree ...

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We were delighted to take part in the salute to Randy Travis last night in front of many thousand fans at Nashville’s 

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The Riders In The Sky vintage "Great Trail Drive" stage banner, lost some 30 years ago, has come back!

Yes, in a startling development, the always observant Ranger Doug noticed the beloved theatrical backdrop backstage at the Olympia ...

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Without further ado, Ranger Doug's year-end roundup!

Dear Saddle Pals, time for our yearly statistical update, as we finished 2016 with a motor home wreck and our 7,067th performance which was at the 

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Christmas the Cowboy Way 2016 was a mighty fine tour full of western wit, Yuletide favorites and high-yodeling holiday celebration. But early this morning, as the Riders headed home from an extensive twenty days on the trail, a ...

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The elves at Too Slim's Mercantile have shipped off for sunnier shores and will return to ship all future orders on Dec. 30. Merry Christmas!

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