Riders In The Sky, Presented by Old Glory Chapter, DAR, Est. 1897

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Franklin Theatre Wed, Apr 10 7:00 PM
$50 • $100 • $150
Event Info
Doors Open:1 Hour Before Show


Riders In The Sky, presented by Old Glory Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, in their 3rd Annual Spring Event which will help raise funds to support their volunteer activities for the coming year.

40 years ago. No laptops, no cellular phones, no Google, no downloads, no Skype, no Tweets, no Apple, no Microsoft, no texting, no electric cars, no Uber. A different world. But there were three young men with drive and wit who wanted to keep a special music alive. They believed in preserving the heritage of Western Music and presenting it to a new generation. They believed in entertaining, and they did so… entertaining themselves as well as the audience! And they believed in creating original Western Music to continue the tradition, not just seal it in amber as a museum piece. What they did not realize at the time was that they would be doing the same thing 40 years later.

Road dates and recordings (several on their own Riders Radio Records label) and other film and television projects have filled the days and weeks and years, and since the quartet has slowed up very little, the numbers begin to add up: an astonishing 7,200+ appearances, 35 years on the Grand Ole Opry, 40 records albums (well, now CDs,) and tours of all 50 states and all over the world. Honors accumulated as well. In addition to the two Grammy Awards, Riders received numerous awards from the Western Music Association, including the highest: membership in the Western Music Hall of Fame; numerous Wrangler awards from the Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Museum; awards from the Academy of Western Artists; enshrinement in the Walkway of Western Stars, and more. 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.

Ranger Doug, Too Slim, Woody Paul and Joey the Cowpolka King… 40 years on, “The Cowboy Way".

The Old Glory Chapter has been serving the City of Franklin, Williamson County community, State of Tennessee and Nation since 1897. Our mission is focused on Historic Preservation, Education and Patriotism. We actively participate in these goals through assisting and honoring Veterans and active Military, placing flags in all classrooms in Williamson County, preserving our physical history by reclaiming gravesites and helping with restoration of historic buildings, are just a few of the things we do!

Old Glory Chapter, DAR is a non-political, non-partisan 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization.

Presented by Old Glory Chapter, DAR