Show NotesAcoustic Disc proudly presents America's Favorite Cowboys and Grammy Award winners Riders In The Sky as they celebrate their 25th anniversary with Silver Jubilee (ACD-55), a 2-CD set of new recordings of their best-loved songs-along with a bonus live mini-concert. Keeping the tradition of the Old West alive, they have chosen this unique milestone to showcase their development as musicians, singers and performers since these classic songs were originally recorded-many of them over twenty years ago. Since 1977 Riders In The Sky have faithfully tended a musical tradition kindled by such singing cowboy legends as Gene Autry and the Sons Of The Pioneers. Throughout their career, Riders have branded the genre with their own mark-crafted from a well-balanced mix of both classic and original western songs, smooth yodelin' harmony, hot licks and zany comedy.
Longtime favorites "Compadres In The Old Sierra Madres," "Here Comes The Santa Fe," "The Biscuit Blues" and "That's How The Yodel Was Born" are among the standouts on Silver Jubilee. Often requested tunes including "The Line Rider," "Sidekick Heaven," and "La Malaguena" are included, as well as a medley from their Riders Radio Theater program. Ranger Doug, Too Slim and Woody Paul are joined by the golden accordion, voice and production talents of Joey the Cowpolka King on Silver Jubilee, offering a new touch of the old "Cowboy Way." Over a quarter century, more than 4,500 shows, 290 national TV appearances, 203 public radio shows, nearly 700 Grand Oleí Opry appearances, 2.3 million miles on the road, three television series and 31 albums down the trail, a group that began with a commitment to carry on an American musical tradition has itself become a national treasure.