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.”
Callahan Grund has had an amazing season as a member of the Kansas State University Livestock Judging Team. This fall the team attended the Flint Hills Mid-America Classic in Hutchison, where the team brought home the Reserve Champion... [More]
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Pioneer Communications will provide over $14,000 in local scholarships to high school students in southwest Kansas communities. Six Earl B. Williams and Joseph B. Chilen Memorial Scholarships worth $1,500 each will be awarded to area seniors within Pioneer Communications’... [More]
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Are you ready to ring in the Christmas Season? Come join us in Wallace this Sunday at 5 pm MST for a special Candlelight Christmas service at the 1888 Bethany Lutheran Church! The traditional service with Swedish influence will be joined with the sounds of the men’s ac... [More]
One ongoing project undertaken this fall by the Fort Wallace Memorial Association is planning for a new home for the Rhea Pump Organ Collection. These 55-plus pump and reed organs were donated to the Fort Wallace Museum, but are currently in storage until a permanent home can... [More]
Even though the peak travel season is behind us, we are still having several visitors a day into the Museum! And there are several events planned for this winter! Make plans to join us at the Museum for a very special Christmas observance and party on Sunday, December 10 at... [More]
We here at the Fort Wallace Museum enjoyed a weekend of learning more about antique weaponry, as well as some delicious food and fellowship! Although noted expert Greg Higginbotham was unable to make the drive from Independence, Missouri, due to serious illness, the “show... [More]
Wallace County was represented this past weekend at the big Denver Sportsman’s Expo at the Colorado Convention Center! The Northwest Kansas Travel Council (a coalition of 19 NW Kansas Counties) has participated in this dynamic event for many years, and we always find Coloradans... [More]
Look for your Wallace County Visitors Bureau to have a busy 2018! We are gearing up to send Wallace County representation once more to the Denver International Sportsmen’s Expo, which will be held Jan. 11-14, 2018 at the Colorado Convention... [More]
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