May 03 | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Riders In The Sky

City Winery Atlanta

When:
May 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2018-05-03T20:00:00-04:00
2018-05-03T22:00:00-04:00
Where:
City Winery Atlanta
Cost:
$28-$38
Riders In The Sky @ City Winery Atlanta

40 years ago, Ranger Doug, Too Slim and the late Windy Bill Collins played that first date in Nashville … and the true professional beginnings of the band began at the Kentucky State Fair. A first wave followed, including appearances on Austin City Limits; recording contracts and guest appearances on the Grand Ole Opry leading to membership in 1982; and a three-year run on The Nashville Network with a TV show called “Tumbleweed Theater,” which yet in turn led to a seven-year run on public radio with “Riders Radio Theater. People Magazine, interested in the Riders phenomenon, ran a story which happy caught the eye of a Hollywood producer.

And so the second wave broke, sending the boys to Hollywood to star in “Riders In The Sky” on CBS for a year on Saturday mornings, introducing them to yet another generation.  More recordings, endless show dates, and television appearances followed for a decade before the fine folks at Pixar called and asked the quartet – by this time they had been joined by Joey the Cowpolka King – to sing a tune called “Woody’s Roundup” in the movie “Toy Story 2.”

Thus, the third wave began, highlighted by a number of projects for Disney, including two albums, both of which won GRAMMY Awards!The creation of satellite radio has recently given them a new platform, as they continue to produce episodes of the award winning “Classic Cowboy Corral” on Sirius/XM.What began as a celebration of classic Western Music and an evening of hilarity has become a career, and that career has become a legend, one which, 40 years on, shows no signs of stopping or even slowing down much.

2018-05-03 20:00:00 2018-05-03 22:00:00 America/New_York Riders In The Sky 40 years ago, Ranger Doug, Too Slim and the late Windy Bill Collins played that first date in Nashville ... and the true professional beginnings of the band began at the Kentucky State Fair. A first wave followed, including appearances on Austin City Limits; recording contracts and guest appearances on the Grand Ole Opry leading to membership in 1982; and a three-year run on The Nashville Network with a TV show called “Tumbleweed Theater,” which yet in turn led to a seven-year run on public radio with “Riders Radio Theater. People Magazine, interested in the Riders phenomenon, ran a story which happy caught the eye of a Hollywood producer. And so the second wave broke, sending the boys to Hollywood to star in “Riders In The Sky” on CBS for a year on Saturday mornings, introducing them to yet another generation.  More recordings, endless show dates, and television appearances followed for a decade before the fine folks at Pixar called and asked the quartet – by this time they had been joined by Joey the Cowpolka King – to sing a tune called “Woody’s Roundup” in the movie “Toy Story 2.” Thus, the third wave began, highlighted by a number of projects for Disney, including two albums, both of which won GRAMMY Awards!The creation of satellite radio has recently given them a new platform, as they continue to produce episodes of the award winning “Classic Cowboy Corral” on Sirius/XM.What began as a celebration of classic Western Music and an evening of hilarity has become a career, and that career has become a legend, one which, 40 years on, shows no signs of stopping or even slowing down much. City Winery Atlanta