Christmas the Cowboy Way

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For forty years, Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing Western music. And while remaining true to the integrity of the genre, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding it with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, and all along encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life “The Cowboy Way!”

Riders In The Sky are stars of the stage, screen, the Grand Ole Opry, National Public Radio, XM Satellite Radio, Saturday morning TV and are the only exclusively Western artist group to have won not just one, but two Grammy Awards. They truly are “America’s Favorite Cowboys!”

In addition to performing their famous cowboy favorites, they will present their holiday show called “Christmas the Cowboy Way.” at 3 p.m. Central, Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Oakley High School Auditorium, 118 W. 7th Street. Sponsored by Western Plains Arts Association, admission is by WPAA season ticket or $20 adults, $10 students at the door. Northwest Kansas area businesses and individuals including a major contribution by the Dane Hansen Foundation, Logan, Kansas, make WPAA programs possible.

Since their first public performance in 1977, the quartet have chalked up 6100 concert appearances in all 50 states and ten countries. In addition to penning award winning songs for their own albums, they wrote the score for Pixar Animation’s 2002 Academy Award-winning short “For the Birds.” Riders in the Sky even performed “Woody’s Round Up” in the movie, Toy Story 2. 

Riders In the Sky are in the Western Music Association’s Hall of Fame and the Country Music Foundation’s Walkway of Stars. They have been honored seven times as the Western Music Association’s “Entertainers of the Year”, and have won numerous other music awards. Billboard magazine called the group one of “the most historically significant acts  in the history of American music.” 

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