Sons of the Pioneers

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SONS OF THE PIONEERS

The Pioneers singularly built a new genre and library of music that is an American original, one that has become synonymous with the American West and Cowboy and one which keeps enthralling generations of audiences. Although others have followed, openly emulated them, and subsequently added to the genre of Western music, the Pioneers were the first and the best. They rightfully hold a legendary place in Americana.

A UNIQUE PLACE IN HISTORY

The Pioneers were different right from the start. While some screen stars sang traditional sweetheart songs the Pioneers actually sang about the West. The Pioneers’ songs painted unforgettable images and stories of horses, cattle, cowboys, “night herds”, tall timber, cool water, canyons and prairies. The songs were original compositions freshly penned by the original members, Bob Nolan, Tim Spencer and Roy Rogers (then known as Leonard Sly). They created a whole new library of music. The group and their music garnered millions of both national and international fans through appearances in over 90 movies, numerous radio shows, major label recording projects and later television appearances.

Songs from the Pioneer catalog have been recorded and used by a long list of who’s who in the music industry ranging from Bing Crosby to Boston Pops, Frankie Laine, Johnny Cash, Riders in the Sky and Michael Martin Murphy. (There’s even footage of Elvis Presley warming up for a concert using “Tumbling Tumbleweeds”!) Their signature songs have been recorded so many times by so many different artists that some people lose track of the fact these songs “belong” to the Pioneers.

The current members of the Sons of the Pioneers are “Trail Boss” Tommy Nallie who plays bass and yodels; Ken Lattimore who plays fiddle and sings tenor; Dusty Rogers who sings lead and serves as MC; John Fullerton playing rhythm guitar and sings baritone; and Paul Elliott who plays first fiddle.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

During their continuous and uninterrupted 84 year existence, The Pioneers have accumulated more types of honors and awards than anyone in Western music. They’ve received coveted awards from the Country Music Association, the Academy of Country Music, the Western Music Association, the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, and the Grammy Hall of Fame, among others.

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