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Brief:

The Sons of the Pioneers, formed in 1934, is known as the original singing cowboy band instrumental in creating the earliest sounds of western music. Founded by Roy Rogers (then known as Leonard Slye), Bob Nolan and Time Spencer the band has remained together continuously since then, rotating a total of 46 members over the years. This award-winning, legendary band continues to gain fans young and old, playing original favorites like Cool Water and Tumbling Tumbleweeds along with gems from the early days. These five talent-infused musicians (including Roy Roger's son) continue to add a new level of energy to this classic genre, taking audiences time-traveling into the great American west with them. 

 

Band members:

Tommy Nallie: Trail Boss / Lead & harmony vocals / Bass
Ken Lattimore: Lead & harmony vocals / Fiddle
Dusty Rogers: Lead & harmony vocals
John Fullerton: Lead & harmony vocals / Rhythm guitar
Paul Elliott: Fiddle

 

Management:

Nolen Berry
Bob-Nolen Agency
Cell: 417-294-2148
Office + Fax: 417-587-3777
P.O. Box 1092
Branson, Missouri 65615

bobnolen@sonsofthepioneers.org

 

Booking:

USA: Suze Spencer
Cell: 360-608-5197 • Office: 360-696-0801 • suze@sonsofthepioneers.org

CANADA: Margaret Morrissette
Cell / Text: 306-537-1453

 

QUOTE:

“The Sons of the Pioneers are American icons known around the world for their trademark harmonies and haunting lyrics that tell the story of the American West.” - Grand Ole’ Opry

 

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Awards:

True West Magazine - “Best of the West” Award (2015, 2016)

Motion Picture and Television Fund - Golden Boot Award (2003)

National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences - Grammy Hall of Fame (1986, 2002)

Texas Trail of Fame - Trail of Fame Star (2001)

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum - Director’s Award for outstanding contribution to Western music (1995); Hall of Great Western Performers (1995);

International Western Music Association - Hall of Fame (1989)

Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame (1989)

Country Music Association - Country Music Hall of Fame (1980)

Academy of Country Music– Top Vocal Group (1967); Band of the Year (1977); Pioneer Award (1977)

Hollywood Walk of Fame - Star (1976)