Riders in the Sky win Best of the West award

True West Magazine has announced their Ridersprestigious annual Best of the West awards, and Riders In The Sky is their choice for “Best Western Music Group.”

“It is an honor indeed to be recognized by a magazine which, like us, has spent many years treasuring, preserving, and keeping alive the true spirit of the West.  It’s the Cowboy Way!” said Ranger Doug, Riders’ yodeler, guitar slinger, and island of calm amidst his stage-mates’ antics.

Informed of the honor, bass pluckster Too Slim was characteristically not at a loss for words. “A big tip of my huge hat to thank True West Magazine for voting us ’2013
Best Western Music Group,’ said America’s Favorite Funnyman.

“For 35 years and over four million miles we’ve tried to do justice to
the music and its tradition, and, oh yeah, have a few hundred thousand
laughs along the way. The other Riders will tell you that at times like this I often quote the
words of Harper Lee: ‘You rarely win, but sometimes you do.’”

Congratulations to the Riders, who performed on the Webb Center stage last week for 2 wonderful sold-out shows with actor Wilford Brimley!

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