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11-27-ridersskyRiders in the Sky are coming to Artesia Wednesday, Dec. 7, for a salute to Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys.

Riders in the Sky is an American Western music and comedy group that began performing in 1977. Their style appeals to children, adults, western and country enthusiasts alike. The group plays authentic renditions of old, classic cowboy and western songs, as well as original works, children’s music, and various comedic skits and songs.

Their sketches often include allusions to something being done in a dishonest or lazy manner, with Ranger Doug typically responding to this observation with, “You fellers know that that would be the easy way – but it wouldn’t be the cowboy way!”

Riders in the Sky are stars of the stage, screen, Grand Ole Opry, National Public Radio, XM Satellite Radio, and Saturday morning television, and are the only exclusively western artists to have won a Grammy Award. They truly are “America’s Favorite Cowboys.”

Riders in the Sky will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $40 each and may be purchased online at www.artesiaartscouncil.com or by calling the OPAC box office at 746-4212.