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Riders in the Sky is an American Western music and comedy group which began performing inhaving made more than 8, live appearances through Their family-friendly style also appeals to children, exemplified in their recordings for Disney and Pixar. They have won two Grammy Awards and have written and performed music for major motion pictures, including " Woody's Roundup " from Toy Story 2 and Pixar 's short film, For the Birds.
The band also recorded full length companion albums for Toy Story 2 and Monsters, Inc. Happy with the crowds reaction, the Riders performed for the second time at Herr Harry's the next evening. Between the second and third performances, the band still didn't have a name, but that changed in Decemberwhen Fred LaBour found a copy of The Sons of The Pioneers album Riders in the Sky. Green agreed and from their third performance on, they were officially billed as Riders In The Sky.
Shortly after Collins left, "Woody Paul" Chrisman also joined the band. In mid, Tommy Goldsmith left the Riders shortly before the recording of their first album, which would become Three on Section Three - Elliott Sharp, Donella Del Monaco, Steve Piccolo - EM/PYRE Trailthough Goldsmith would perform on the album, but not as a member of the Riders.
InDoug Green wrote a letter to Hal Durham. Durham responded favorably; western music was under-represented in the Opry, and it wouldn't conflict with the other materials and performances already in the Opry. Carolina Moon - Slim Whitman - Ghost Riders In The Sky 26 appearances as a guest act, the Riders were officially inducted into the Opry on June 19, In latethe Riders were approached by Steve Arwood and Randy Hale to host a television show on The Nashville Network which had not begun broadcasting yet called Tumbleweed Theater.
The premise of the show was that their minute program would show heavily edited public domain "B-Westerns" of the s and 40s with Riders In The Sky performing skits and songs before, in between, and after the films.
After screening the movie that would be featured in the episode, Arwood and Fred LaBour wrote the sketches that played between the films, with many of the skits carrying over to the Carolina Moon - Slim Whitman - Ghost Riders In The Sky live shows and albums.
Tumbleweed Theater premiered March 7,the same day TNN began broadcasting and continued for five seasons overall, the last two consisting of repackaged skits and songs.
In latethe Riders made their Hollywood debut when the trio landed parts in Sweet Dreamsa biographical film about the life of Patsy Cline. The Riders played The Jordanairesalthough in the film they are never mentioned by name. The weekly show was canceled inbut later came back as occasional specials beginning in InCBS approached the Riders to do a Saturday morning television show that would later be described as " Pee-Wee's Playhouse meets the wild west".
Only airing for one season a total of 13 episodes due to low ratings and weekly schedule changes, the show was written by George McGrath instead of the Riders themselves. Fred LaBour reflected on the show, saying "Everything we've had a hand Carolina Moon - Reginald Dixon - Farewell, Mr. Blackpool writing had been a success, we didn't have a hand in that, and it wasn't.
After the success of the Woody's Round-Up album, the Riders were called back into Pixar in to do another tie-in album, except based on Pixar's latest film: Monsters Inc. The album, titled Monsters, Inc.
The Riders made their animated debut inin the Warner Bros. Cartoon Cowboys borrows heavily from Riders Radio Theater, including characters from the show and the Riders having the same personalities as their radio counterparts. The Riders appeared as musical spokesmen in a series of YellaWood commercials, which re-united the Riders with Steve Arwood once again playing Texas Bix Bender and featured a set similar to the one seen on Tumbleweed Theater complete with a blue Studebaker pickup truck and the Riders performing on a Bunkhouse porch.
The Riders also performed the theme song for YellaWood's The Adventures of Yella Fella and make cameos in the first episodes of seasons one and two.
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