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The Riders In The Sky vintage "Great Trail Drive" stage banner, lost some 30 years ago, has come back!

Yes, in a startling development, the always observant Ranger Doug noticed the beloved theatrical backdrop backstage at the Olympia Theater, Olympia, Washington last week.

“I was carrying my guitar backstage for a The Time Jumpers gig and there it was, hanging up on the backstage wall. I asked the stage tech and he said ‘You guys left it here at least 20 years ago so we hung it up there. It’s been there ever since.'” 

The Ranger texted Too Slim with the news. “I texted him back,” said the Riders bespectacled bass-plucking jokester, “Holy Mackerel! The original Jay Peterson! Why? How? What the…”

“He said we could have it back,” answered Ranger Doug.

The banner and Riders were reunited in the parking lot of Nashville’s Martin's BBQ Joint. “It’s in perfect shape,” said Riders manager Paul Lohr. “See? Here’s Jay’s signature!” enthused the Slimster.

“I guess it’s going to be a 'banner year,'” said the quick-witted Joey, the Certified Accordion Player. And with that witticism ricocheting off the insides of the Riders skulls, Paul and Too Slim held up the banner for a photograph.

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Without further ado, Ranger Doug's year-end roundup!

Dear Saddle Pals, time for our yearly statistical update, as we finished 2016 with a motor home wreck and our 7,067th performance which was at the 

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Christmas the Cowboy Way 2016 was a mighty fine tour full of western wit, Yuletide favorites and high-yodeling holiday celebration. But early this morning, as the Riders headed home from an extensive twenty days on the trail, a ...

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The elves at Too Slim's Mercantile have shipped off for sunnier shores and will return to ship all future orders on Dec. 30. Merry Christmas!

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Ranger Doug, Idol of American Youth and Governor of the Great State of Rhythm, picked up another Grammy nomination this week for his stellar work with western swing powerhouse 

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Too Slim reflects on 39 years pushing Good Beef to Hungry People.

I’m talking Riders In The Sky
You know that band?
Play cowboy music all over the land

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Riders In The Sky picked up another accolade in their storied 39 year career, winning True West Magazine's coveted “Best Western Music Group 2016!”

“This ...

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The Moffats... well, two of them at least, stopped by The Cowboy Way dressing room this weekend at the Grand Ole Opry. Fans of Riders TNN Christmas specials will ...

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Woody Paul, King of the Cowboy Fiddlers, was honored Sunday at the GMFC Grand Master Fiddler Championship, an annual competition of the best young fiddlers from ...

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Today we wish a mighty fine and big great western "happy birthday" to our very own King of the Cowboy Fiddlers, Woody Paul! 

Here's to another year of rope tricks, lightning-fast fiddling and countless head ...

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