Riders in the Sky originated 44 years ago in a very different world.
Three young men wanted to keep a special music alive! They believed in presenting the heritage of western music as well as creating original western music and presenting it to new generations to continue the tradition. They also believed in entertaining audiences as well as themselves.
Ranger Doug, Too Slim and the late Windy Bill Collins played their first date on Nov. 11th, 1977 in Nashville. The following year Woody Paul joined. Their family friendly style also appeals to children, exemplified in their recordings for Disney and Pixar. They have won two Grammy awards and have written and performed music for major motion pictures, including “Woody’s Roundup” from Toy Story 2 and Pixar’s short film, For the Birds. They have entertained many with their concerts, TV appearances and more than 40 albums.
Ranger Doug, Too Slim, Woody Paul and Joey the Cowpoke King continue with wacky western wit and their close western harmonies.