Friday, April 27, 2012

Gallop on Over for Riders In The Sky on May 6

One of my favorite cowboy movies of all time is Toy Story. That unassuming hero, Woody the Cowboy, had my heart from the first time I heard him holler, "There's a snake in my boot!"  If you are a Mom, I guarantee you've seen this movie at least 35 times, so the soundtrack provided by Riders In The Sky will be very familiar to you!

If you've got 'lil cowboys and cowgirls in your stable at home, you HAVE to mosey on down to Saddle-Up Sunday on May 6 to experience Riders in the Sky! Buckaroos and Buckarettes will find a corral full of fun and games from the Wild West and enjoy a concert from Riders in the Sky – as seen in Woody’s Roundup from “Toy Story 2.  

AT&T Performing Arts Center Presents 
Riders In The Sky
Annette Strauss Square
May 6, 2012
Activities 10:00 AM-1:00PM
Show starts at 11:00AM

Activities will include:  Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Goat Milking, Face Painting, Arts and Crafts, Western Carnival Games and more fun surprises!  All Shows Rain or Shine.  Youth 8 and under are free with adult admission purchase!  Tickets start from $35 and can be purchased here.

Want to win FREE tickets for your family? 
I have not one - but two - Family Fun-Packs to give away! Each Family Fun-Pack has 4 tickets, so you can enjoy a day of rootin' tootin' good 'ole fashioned family fun! Yee haw!  To enter to win, simply leave a comment below with your favorite Toy Story moment.  I will pick two winners (each receiving 4 tickets) on Monday, April 30 at 5PM. Good luck!

About Riders In The Sky:
For thirty years Riders In The Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. And while remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they have themselves become modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit, and all along encouraging buckaroos and buckarettes to live life "The Cowboy Way!" In addition to being inducted into the Grand Ol' Opry, Riders are in the Western Music Association's Hall of Fame, the Country Music Foundation's Walkway of Stars, and the Walk of Western Stars along with Gene, Roy, John Wayne and other cowboy legends.  

No less important than their two Grammy wins, Riders have been the Western Music Association's "Entertainers Of the Year" six times, and won "Traditional Group of the Year" and "Traditional Album of the Year" multiple times. The Academy of Western Artists has named them "Western Music Group of the Year" twice in 5 years, and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum has bestowed Riders with their Wrangler Award statuette three times. It comes as no surprise then that Billboard magazine's Jim Bessman counts them as one of "the most significant acts in the history of American music." 

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