Riders In The Sky: 45 Years the Cowboy Way

    Join us at The Franklin Theatre for a very special evening celebrating the 45th Anniversary of America’s Favorite Cowboys, Riders In The Sky!

     

    45 years ago, Ranger Doug, Too Slim and the late Windy Bill Collins played that first date on the bitter cold evening of November 11th, 1977 at Herr Harry’s Frank N’ Stein Rathskeller in Nashville, and small listening room dates followed. By August of the following year demand was building, and while Windy Bill left, Woody Paul joined, and the true professional beginnings of the band began at the Kentucky State Fair, where the trio played 10 days for $2500 – and bought their own rooms and meals out of that!

     

    45 years ago, no laptops, no cellular phones, no Google, no downloads, no Skype, no Tweets, no Apple, no Microsoft, no texting, no electric cars, no Uber. A different world. But there were three young men with drive and wit who wanted to keep a special music alive. They believed in preserving the heritage of Western Music and presenting it to a new generation. They believed in entertaining, and they did so… entertaining themselves as well as the audience! And they believed in creating original Western Music to continue the tradition, not just seal it in amber as a museum piece. What they did not realize at the time was that they would be doing the same thing 45 years later.

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      November 10, 2022 8:00 pm
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      November 10, 2022 10:00 pm
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      419 Main Street FRANKLIN, TN 37064
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    Thu, Nov 10, 2022 8:00 pm
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    Event Details
    • Days
      Hours
      Min
      Sec
    • Start Date
      November 10, 2022 8:00 pm
    • End Date
      November 10, 2022 10:00 pm
    • Category
    • Address
      419 Main Street FRANKLIN, TN 37064
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