Sons of the Pioneers
The Sons of the Pioneers are American icons known around the world for their trademark harmonies and haunting lyrics that tell the story of the American West. The group's name carries with it a rich legacy of cowboy songs dating back to the 1930s. The group's repertoire includes the popular tunes "Way out There," "Ridin' Home," "Moonlight on the Prairie," "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" and "Cool Water." The latter two songs are in the National Archives. For more than 70 years, the group's unique "Pioneer sound" has entertained audiences. Sons of the Pioneers remains the longest continuously performing group. They are the standard bearer for cowboy music with more than 3,000 songs to their credit. The group's many career accolades include membership in the Western Music Association as well as induction in the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and the Singing Cowboy Hall of Fame.
The Sons of the Pioneers have appeared in movies with the silver screen's legendary cowboy, including John Wayne, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. The group is honored with its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Smithsonian Institute designated Sons of the Pioneer national treasures, a distinction that holds true in the hearts of music fans, as well.
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