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Archive for March 11, 2011

Americas Favorite Cowboys Ride Into Chandler Center for the Arts

The country western music group Riders in the Sky has had success at the Grand Ole Opry and at the Grammys, and now they’re bringing that success and momentum to Chandler Center for the Arts.

The group, made up of Ranger Doug, Woody Paul, Too Slim and Joey the Cowpolka King have been performing since the late 1970’s, joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1982 and won one Grammy Awards in 2001 for Woody’s Round up from the movie Toy Story 2 and another in 2003 for Scream Factory Favorites from the movie Monsters, Inc.

“The Grammys are the highest accolade in American music, so we felt very honored,” said Ranger Doug.  “And we’ve been a part of the Grand Ole Opry since 1982, and there’s this great sense of tradition that this form of American music represents. It’s a real thrill to be up on that stage.”

Ranger Doug said that the group performs comedy western music because it’s a rich American tradition that shouldn’t be forgotten, and “We’re hams, we just enjoy being on stage!”

From making audience members laugh and reminding them to “do things the cowboy way”,  to writing a book about finding your inner sidekick, courtesy of Too Slim, Riders in the Sky make for an entertaining and lively group that is sure to prove that they truly are America’s Favorite Cowboys.

For more information about Riders in the Sky visit ridersinthesky.com

To buy tickets to Riders in the Sky’s Sunday afternoon show, click here!

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