February 7, 2023
Erie H. Meyer Civic Center
1930 West 2nd Street
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Winter Concert Series: Riders in the Sky
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
40 years ago... No laptops, no cellular phones, no Google, no downloads, no Skype, no Tweets, no Apple, no Microsoft, no texting, no electric cars, no Uber. A different world. But there was a group of young men with drive and wit who wanted to keep a special music alive. They believed in preserving the heritage of Western Music and presenting it to a new generation. They believed in entertaining, and they did so… entertaining themselves as well as the audience! And they believed in creating original Western Music to continue the tradition, not just seal it in amber as a museum piece. What they did not realize at the time was that they would be doing the same thing 40 years later.
This group has an astonishing 7,200+ appearances, 35 years on the Grand Ole Opry, 40 record albums (well, now CDs,) and tours of all 50 states and all over the world. What began as a celebration of classic Western Music and an evening of hilarity has become a career, and that career has become a legend, one which, 40 years on, shows no signs of stopping or even slowing down much.
Doors open at 6:00 PM.