Category Archives: The Knoxville Cowboy

Marshal Andy – The Loudon Sessions

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On Saturday January 21st, 2023 Marshal Andy and I met at his residence in Loudon, Tennessee. I interviewed him and together we played an Eddy Arnold song simply entitled “Eddy’s Song.” As of the date of this post, we had made plans to record more, hence the name of this page Marshal Andy – The Loudon Sessions. I suppose I could have just put these videos in the YouTube section of the Marshal Andy category, but since I am personally involved in “The Loudon Sessions”, I decided to give these videos there own page.

January 21, 2023 – The Interview

My interview with Marshal Andy

January 21, 2023 – “Eddy’s Song”

Marshal Andy and myself performing “Eddy’s Song.”

In Memory of Kathryn Yarbrough Smalls

Kathryn Yarbrough Smalls, age 85 of Loudon, passed away peacefully at her home, Sunday, July 1, 2018. Kathryn was born in Savannah, GA to the late Thomas L. and Eileen (McDonald) Yarbrough. She grew up in Charleston, SC and was drawn to the charisma of the unique southern town. While there, she loved modeling the newest fashions for the garment industry and enjoyed a career in finance serving the automotive industry until she married her life partner Andy, June 29, 1957. Together they enjoyed a love story that spanned 61 years. They were devoted to each other and had many adventures together, living and working in big cities and small towns. Kathryn and Andy had three children; she adored them and was a devoted mother as well. After the children were raised she launched a career in the cosmetic and fragrance industry in the Knoxville area. The Smalls’ were members of St. James Episcopal Church in Knoxville. These last years were spent calling Loudon their home, even though Kathryn stayed connected to her city of Charleston. She was a true southern lady, beautiful inside and out. She always greeted you with a warm smile and always treated others with kindness. When asked, Andy said “she possessed the innocence of a new born child and the beauty of a Southern Belle” If you were speaking to Kathryn, she would tell you that she was so proud to be the wife of “Marshal Andy”. In addition to her parents, Kathryn was preceded in death by her son, Thomas Scott Smalls; her daughter, Lucy Ann “Luann” Smalls and brother, Tommy Yarbrough. She is survived by her beloved husband, Andrew J. Smalls and beloved and devoted son, Drew J. Smalls, both of Loudon; brother in-law and wife, Joe and Betty Smalls, Conway, SC and a multitude of friends. Services honoring and remembering Kathryn Smalls will be held 5:00 PM Sunday, July 8th, McGill Click Chapel, with Rev. Jack Pennington officiating. Memorial Contributions may be directed to East Tennessee Public Television, 1611 E. Magnolia Ave. Knoxville, TN 37917. The family will receive friends 2:00 – 5:00 PM Sunday prior to the service at McGill Click Funerals & Cremations, 1366 Hwy 72 N, Loudon, TN. www.mcgillclick.com

Of his mother, Drew Smalls (son of Andy and Kathryn) says the following: “I had the most caring, loving mom any man could have. She was beautiful inside and out and always treated everyone with dignity.”

Andy and Kathryn at a Buddy’s Barbecue Christmas show.

The Marshal Andy Discography

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Marshal Andy’s CDs may be ordered by contacting Drew Smalls at drewjsmalls@gmail.com.

Beneath the Mistletoe by Marshal Andy Smalls

Featuring a picture of Andy’s beautiful late wife Kathryn, this fourteen-song CD contains some of the traditional favorites of the Christmas season.

  1. Put a Ribbon in Your Hair
  2. Blue Christmas
  3. Oh Christmas Tree/Jingle Bells Medley
  4. I’ll Be Home for Christmas
  5. Rudolf
  6. Winter Wonderland
  7. Santa is Coming to Town
  8. White Christmas
  9. Christmas in Dixie
  10. Let It Snow
  11. Away in a Manger/Joy to the World Medley
  12. Red Christmas Wagon
  13. Silent Night
  14. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Marshal Andy Presents…The Best of Everything

A potpourri of well…just about everything, this twenty-three track CD includes music styles such as Country, Pop, Jazz, Broadway, Western, and Bluegrass. Yep, just as the title says, it has a little bit of everything.

  1. Until Then
  2. Going Away Party
  3. Riding Down the Canyon
  4. Are You Lonesome Tonight
  5. Make the World Go Away
  6. How’s the Weather Back in Tennessee
  7. Fly Me to the Moon
  8. Ride the Range Once More
  9. You Don’t Know Me
  10. Drinking Champagne
  11. Take Me Back to Tulsa
  12. I Love You for Sentimental Reasons
  13. Turn the World Around
  14. Tenderly
  15. Accentuate Positive
  16. Misty Blue
  17. Till There Was You
  18. Salute to Eddy Arnold
  19. What’s Going on in Your World
  20. You Belong to My Heart
  21. San Antonio Rose
  22. Will the Circle Be Unbroken
  23. To Life

Marshal Andy & The Riders of the Silver Screen Band (Re-Release)

Folks, if you like Western music that is in the style of the old B western, then Marshal Andy has a treat for you with this 2003, eleven-song CD featuring The Riders of the Silver Screen Band.

  1. Tumbling Tumbleweed
  2. Wagon Wheels
  3. Blue Shadows
  4. Ghost Riders in the Sky
  5. Whoopi Ti Yio
  6. Cool Water
  7. Navajo Trail
  8. Waltz Across Texas
  9. My Adobe Hacienda
  10. Santa Fe Trail
  11. San Antonio Rose

Marshal Andy Remembers…Luke Brandon

Luke Brandon, whose rich baritone singing voice and incomparable guitar playing charmed generations of fans, died in 2012 at the age of 87. This is Andy’s tribute to him.

  1. Going Away Party
  2. You Don’t Know Me
  3. It’s Dogwood Time in Knoxville
  4. Walk Through This World with Me
  5. Waffle House Queen
  6. Luke Brandon Introduces Marshal Andy
  7. San Antonio Rose
  8. Red River Valley
  9. Ridin’ Down the Canyon
  10. Mexicali Rose
  11. El Paso

Marshal Andy Salutes Eddy Arnold, His Hero

Marshal Andy and Eddy Arnold were really close friends. Arnold once told Andy, “You’re one of my few real friends. You accept me for who I am and don’t want anything from me.” This CD contains an eleven-track tribute to the man.

  1. I’ll Hold You in My Heart
  2. That’s How Much I Love You
  3. Bouquet of Roses
  4. I Really Don’t Want to Know
  5. You Don’t Know Me
  6. World Songs Medley
  7. How’s the Weather Back in Tennessee
  8. Tennessee Waltz
  9. Anytime Medley
  10. On the Other Side of Lonely
  11. Cattle Call

Marshal Andy Smalls and Friends – Songs I Always Wanted to Record

Along with thirteen other of Andy’s favorite songs, track number fourteen is “The Knoxville Cowboy” – the song written for him by Lou DeWitt of the Statler Brothers.

  1. Don’t Fence Me In
  2. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  3. I Dream of You
  4. I’m in the Mood for Love
  5. Mexicali Rose
  6. Misty Blue
  7. She Asked Me Not to Remember (Smalls)
  8. Ashokan Farewell
  9. Walk Through this World
  10. White Cliffs of Dover
  11. Dogwood Time in Knoxville (Smalls)
  12. I Want to be in Your World Again
  13. How High the Man
  14. The Knoxville Cowboy

The Marshal Andy Biography

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The Knoxville Cowboy – Marshal Andy Smalls

A collaboration between Andy and Jack Pennington (writer, retired minister and college religion teacher, former radio disc jockey and sportscaster), The Knoxville Cowboy – Marshal Andy Smalls covers Andy’s life from his childhood in Georgetown, South Carolina to present day. It is a very interesting, informative read. Copies may be ordered by contacting Andy’s son, Drew, at drewjsmalls@gmail.com.

Marshal Andy Upcoming Events

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    JANUARY 2023

    • Saturday, January 28: Marshal Andy & Riders of the Silver Screen 10:30 on ETPBS
    • Saturday, January 28: Eddy Arnold Then and Now 12:00 noon on WLNT 96.1 fm or the station’s streaming service located here.

    FEBRUARY 2023

    • Saturday, February 04: Marshal Andy & Riders of the Silver Screen 10:30 on ETPBS
    • Saturday, February 04: Eddy Arnold Then and Now 12:00 noon on WLNT 96.1 fm or the station’s streaming service located here.
    • Saturday, February 11: Marshal Andy & Riders of the Silver Screen 10:30 on ETPBS
    • Saturday, February 11: Eddy Arnold Then and Now 12:00 noon on WLNT 96.1 fm or the station’s streaming service located here.
    • Saturday, February 18: Marshal Andy & Riders of the Silver Screen 10:30 on ETPBS
    • Saturday, February 18: Eddy Arnold Then and Now 12:00 noon on WLNT 96.1 fm or the station’s streaming service located here.
    • Saturday, February 25: Marshal Andy & Riders of the Silver Screen 10:30 on ETPBS
    • Saturday, February 25: Eddy Arnold Then and Now 12:00 noon on WLNT 96.1 fm or the station’s streaming service located here.

    Marshal Andy on YouTube

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    Here are all the Marshal Andy YouTube videos I could find. If you come across any that I didn’t discover, let me know.

    Marshal Andy interview from ETPBS Tennessee Life Season 1- Episode 1
    Andy Performing “Walking Man Blues”
    “Knoxville, That’s My Hometown” – Marshal Andy with Todd Steed and Jeff Bills (60 & 30)
    “Who’s Sorry Now” – Remembering Luke Brandon
    Lacey Snider on the Marshal Andy, Riders of the Silver Screen TV Show on PBS in Knoxville – Part1
    Lacey Snider on the Marshal Andy, Riders of the Silver Screen TV Show on PBS – Part 2
    Lacey Snider on the Marshal Andy, Riders of the Silver Screen TV Show on PBS – Part 3
    Lacey Snider on the Marshal Andy, Riders of the Silver Screen TV Show on PBS – Part 4

    Marshal Andy on Local Radio

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    Present…

    On Saturday, October 8 2022 WLNT 96.1 fm located in Loudon, began replaying archived episodes of Marshal Andy Presents: Eddie Arnold Then and Now. The show aired from 2009 through 2013 and was broadcast from WKVL 850 am located in Maryville. Along with co-hosts Eddie Roy, T Blackman, and Blueridge Bob, Andy and his sidekicks featured live performances and interviews, and played various country songs which were introduced with background and commentary. The recordings are being broadcast on Saturdays at 12:00 noon. If you would like to listen to the show but are outside the station’s broadcast range, you may listen via the internet through the radio station’s streaming service.

    Past…

    This sound file is the Mulberry Street Barber Shop commercial which aired on Marshal Andy Presents each Friday morning on WLIL 102.7 from 2016 until 2022.

    On Friday, July 29 2022, after much thought and a bit of sadness, Andy discontinued his weekly radio program on WLIL 102.7 FM. The program was called Marshal Andy Presents and had aired since 2013. Along with co-hosts Cindy Jo Brown and Danny Hutchins (former piano player for Charlie Pride), The Knoxville Cowboy and his sidekicks played older country music and provided background and commentary about the featured artist of the week and particular song being played. In-studio performances were also occasionally part of the weekly lineup. The show aired every Friday morning at 10:30 am.

    The Knoxville Cowboy and former co-host Glenn McNish recording an episode of Marshal Andy Presents at WLIL radio in Loudon, TN.

    Marshal Andy on Local Television

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    It was in 1983 that Smalls began a side gig as Marshal Andy – a cowboy persona host of a weekly television show called Marshal Andy & Riders of the Silver Screen. Having aired on FOX 43 for three years and WTVK (now WVLT) for four years, the show has had an uninterrupted run on the Knoxville PBS station (WKOP Channel 15) since 1990. The show airs each Saturday morning at 10:30 am and features B westerns, serials, and cartoons much as they were featured in Andy’s youth. Musical performances by Marshal Andy and The Riders of the Silver Screen Band are a part of the show as well.

    State Representatives Bob Ramsey and Lowell Russell presenting Marshal Andy, The Knoxville Cowboy, with a Colonel Aide de Camp Certificate issued by Gov. Bill Lee. Marshal Andy was recognized for his outstanding achievements and thirty-nine years of making a positive difference in Tennessee at East Tennessee PBS on October 1, 2022.
    Marhal Andy on the set of Marshal Andy & Riders of the Silver Screen during an ETPBS fundraising drive.