LUBBOCK, Texas (press release) – The following is a press release from the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences:
Sons of the Pioneers, starring Roy Rogers Jr., will stop at Buddy Holly Hall at Crickets Theater on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
The Sons of the Pioneers galloped onto the music scene in 1934 and forever transformed cowboy music with their thrilling harmonies and poetic images of the West. The group still assumes the standard of Western music today, enchanting audiences of all ages.
The announced group are celebrating their 87th year of continuous performance and bringing the legacy of their iconic Grammy-winning music to new ears. Originals like “Cool Water”, “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” and “Everlasting Hills of Oklahoma”, forever rooted in Western traditions, are attracting new audiences in the United States and Canada.
When Roy Rogers (then Leonard Slye) and talented songwriters Bob Nolan and Tim Spencer began developing their ‘Pioneer Sound’ brand in the early 1930s, they didn’t realize they were launching a juggernaut that would become one of the most decorated and longest. groups experienced in the history of American music. Over the years, talented singers and instrumentalists have joined the group to keep the Pioneer musical campfire going.
Another development that Rogers – whose film, television and recording career has earned him the nickname “King of the Cowboys” – might not have anticipated the addition of his son, Dusty, in the group in 2018. “How many guys manage to join their father’s group that their father created 87 years ago? Rogers said. “It’s almost unheard of.”
The Pioneer songs have been recorded by an astonishing range of performers, including Bing Crosby, the Boston Pops, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Frankie Laine, Johnny Cash, Riders in the Sky, Michael Martin Murphey and even the Muppets. Their songs are in over 100 Western films and continue to be widely used, such as in “The Big Lebowski” by the Coen Brothers (1998) and “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” (2018), “The Mule” by Clint Eastwood ( 2018) and in the epic TV documentary “Country Music” by Ken Burns (2019).
The Pioneers are the most decorated group in Western music, winning honors such as the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Western Music Association Hall of Fame, the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, the Texas Swing Hall of Fame, and the Hollywood Walk. of Fame. , to only cite a few. The group’s interpretations of “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” and “Cool Water” have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and the Smithsonian Institution has named the group one of America’s “national treasures.”
Tickets for Sons of the Pioneers with Roy Rogers Jr. at the Crickets Theater at Buddy Holly Hall are on sale now and prices range from $ 39 to $ 49 plus taxes and fees. Tickets are available at buddyhollyhall.com, by calling ETIX at (800) 514-3849, and at the Buddy Holly Hall box office located at 1300 Mac Davis Lane, Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, visit www.sonsofthepioneers.org
The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences is a regional multipurpose performing arts center dedicated to enriching the lives of those who live in Lubbock, the South Plains region and beyond, through presenting the highest quality local, national and international arts education and entertainment.
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(Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences press release)