Sons of the Pioneers are the ultimate in cowboy music. Founded by Roy Rogers, Tim Spencer and Bob Nolan, the premier western singing group has musically painted unforgettable images and stories of horses, cattle, cowboys, “night herds,” tall timber, cool water, canyons and prairies. Their original songs like “Tumbling Tumbleweeds,” “Cool Water,” and “Ghost Riders in the Sky” are classics forever entwined into the lore and mystique of the American West.
Their versions of “Tumbleweeds” and “Cool Water” are in the Grammy Hall of Fame. During their continuous and uninterrupted 84 year existence, they have accumulated more coveted honors and awards than anyone in Western Music. The group has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Western Music Association Hall of Fame, the Texas Swing Hall of Fame and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, and the Smithsonian Institute named them National Treasures. True West Magazine named them “Best of the West” in 2015 and 2016.
The current members are “Trail Boss” Tommy Nallie who plays lead guitar and yodels; Randy Rudd playing rhythm guitar and sings baritone; Ken Lattimore who plays fiddle and sings tenor; Mark Abbott who plays upright bass and sings bass; and Justin Branum who plays first fiddle.