Sons of the Pioneers
The Sons of the Pioneers
was a cowboy singing group founded in 1933
by Leonard Slye (better known by his later screen name Roy Rogers
, with Tim Spencer and Bob Nolan. They were soon joined by others and became popular into the 1950s
. The group is still in existence today (2003) and give occasional concerts at Branson, MO and other spots.
The six members who made the Sons of the Pioneers famous in the late 1930s with their close-harmonied western style music were elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1980.
Their best known hits included:
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- Tumbling Tumbleweed
- Cool, Clear Water