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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, Missouri 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:

  • Tumbling Tumbleweed
  • Cool, Clear Water

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CMT.com : The Sons of the Pioneers : Biography (3150 words)
The Sons of the Pioneers' fame quickly spread well beyond the confines of Los Angeles, as a result of an informal syndication project undertaken by their station, which recorded the group in 15- and 30-minute segments for rebroadcast all over the country.
In 1944, the Sons of the Pioneers moved to RCA Victor, signed up by the head of company's country music division, Steve Sholes (who was also later responsible for bringing Elvis Presley to the label).
The Sons of the Pioneers, in effect, became two groups -- Nolan, Perryman, and Curtis were the studio vocal trio, backed by Brady, Hugh, and Karl Farr, recreating the group's classic sound on record, while Perryman, Doss, Warren, the Farrs, and Spriggens (who left soon after this arrangement began) played the concerts.
Sons of the Pioneers - definition of Sons of the Pioneers in Encyclopedia (142 words)
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.
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.
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