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RANGER DOUG AND RIDERS IN THE SKY

American Roots Music's commentator Doug Green, who was an early editor of The Journal of Country Music, is better known to his legions of fans young and old as Ranger Doug of the band Riders in the Sky. They have kept the legacy of early cowboy music and its Hollywood manifestations alive in a light-hearted and entertaining spirit. Besides their many albums, they were the early hosts of a series of singing cowboy movies on the Nashville Network and had a long running NPR radio show in the tradition of the shows of Roy Rogers and Gene Autry. Their career got a recent boost from their presence on the soundtrack of the movie, Toy Story II. The full range of information on the group is at their detailed website, ridersinthesky.com, where Too Slim's Mercantile has all their available recordings and a full range of "cowboy doodads."

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