Riders In The Sky Perform at Ozark Folk Center Saturday, Sept. 5
Based in Nashville, Riders are performing members of the Grand Ole Opry. This variety attraction of singing cowboys carries the torch passed on by Roy Rogers and Gene Autry. With stellar vocals and instrumental virtuosos, this group has recorded more than 30 albums, providing over three decades of fine western entertainment.
Seats for the Sept. 5 concert can be reserved by calling 870-269-3851. Tickets are $20 for premium seating and $15 for reserved seating. If you also need lodging, the park’s Cabins at Dry Creek offer comfortable rooms with two queen sized beds, and a private bath in each room. Call 800-264-3655 to book your room.
In addition to live performances such as the one at Ozark Folk Center, you can hear them on their National Public Radio series, “Riders Radio Theater.”
“As a classic cowboy quartet, the trail has led them to heights they could have never predicted,” according to their website, www.ridersinthesky.com. “Riders have chalked up over 6,100 concert appearances in all 50 states and 10 countries, appearing in venues everywhere from the Nashville National Guard Armory to Carnegie Hall, and from county fairs to the Hollywood Bowl. Their cowboy charisma and comedic flair made them naturals for TV, and landed them their own weekly show on TNN, as well as a Saturday morning series on CBS. They have been guests on countless TV specials, documentaries and variety shows, appearing with everyone from Barney to Penn & Teller. And their animated likenesses have shared the screen with Daffy Duck on the Cartoon Network, and the Disney Channel’s Stanley. 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.’ They composed the theme song for the internet cartoon show ‘Thomas Timberwolf’ by renowned Bugs Bunny creator Chuck Jones. But the animated character that history will most certainly link to Riders In The Sky is the loveable cowboy Woody, as Riders performed “Woody’s Round Up” in ‘Toy Story 2,’ with the album of the same name garnering Riders their first Grammy Award in 2001 for ‘Best Musical Album for Children.’ Two years later, Riders roped their second Grammy in the same category, for ‘Monsters Inc. – Scream Factory Favorites,’ the companion CD to Pixar’s award winning movie.”