Sons of the Pioneers

They are currently celebrating 85 years of popularity and continuous existence. Their decades of popularity and numerous prestigious awards prove that they are still the gold standard of Western music!

Sons of the Pioneers are synonymous with the ultimate in Cowboy music. For decades the premier western singing group has musically painted unforgettable images and stories of horses, cattle, cowboys, “night herds”, tall timber, cool water, canyons and prairies. 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.

The current group’s configuration Tommy Nallie, Ken Lattimore, Dusty Rogers, John Fullerton, Paul Elliott and Chuck Ervin is part of a continuous and uninterrupted 85 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”. True West magazine named them the Best of the West in 2015 and again in 2016.

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Sons of the Pioneers

The legendary Sons of the Pioneers are famous the world over for their unique cowboy harmonies and musicianship which earned them the designation “National Treasure” by the Smithsonian Institute. Their timeless classics “Cool Water”, “Tumbling Tumbleweed” and “Ghost Riders in the Sky” are entwined into the very fabric of the American West. They are currently celebrating 85 years of popularity and continuous existence. Their decades of popularity and numerous prestigious awards prove that they are still the gold standard of Western music!