Sons of the Pioneers - Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Bear Lake Middle School.
Special Evening Sponsors - The Flower Bin, Todd Hunzeker Ford, and State Farm Insurance
The legends have arrived in Montpelier, Idaho in the form of the Sons of the Pioneers!
First started by Roy Rogers and the gifted songwriters Bob Nolan and Tim Spencer the group garnered national and international fans through appearances in almost 100 western films during the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s. Numerous albums were recorded under contracts with Decca, Columbia, RCA and others. The group provided songs for several John Ford westerns including the soundtrack for “The Searchers” starring John Wayne. When television came along they regularly appeared on the Roy Rogers Show and had guest appearances on such programs as the Barbara Mandrell Show. Walt Disney called upon the Pioneers to supply the soundtrack for the film “Pecos Bill”. They were the first cowboy musical group to perform at Carnegie Hall and the first to headline in Las Vegas casinos.
The current group’s configuration is part of a continuous and uninterrupted 80 year existence in which 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 and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame among others. The Smithsonian Institute named them as “National Treasures”.
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. Both “Tumbleweeds” and “Cool Water” have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Reserved seating is $25 for adult tickets, $18 youth ages 8-15, and $12 children ages 7 & under. A pre-show dinner option of our signature Prime Rib or Halibut dinner is avaiable for an additional $22 and will be served at 6:00 PM at the National Oregon/California Trail Center..
This show event will be held at the Bear Lake Middle School. Doors open at 7:00 PM. Show starts at 7:30 PM.