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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 Tim 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 six accomplished musicians (including Roy Rogers’ son) bring fresh 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 / guitar
Ken Lattimore: Lead & harmony vocals / fiddle
Dusty Rogers: Lead & harmony vocals
John Fullerton: Lead & harmony vocals / rhythm guitar
Paul Elliott: Fiddle
Chuck Ervin: Harmony vocals / bass



Nolen Berry
Bob-Nolen Agency
Cell: 417-294-2148
P.O. Box 1092
Branson, Missouri 65615



USA: Suze Spencer
Cell: 360-608-5197 • Office: 360-696-0801 •

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



“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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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)