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Don't miss these legends of western music

The finale of the Doss’ Log Cabin Concert series is a not to be missed opportunity to see the Sons of the Pioneers the “Icons of Western Music” at the Marjorie Black Alkek Fine Arts Center on Dec. 10 on the campus of Weatherford College. The doors open at 7pm and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $35 each. The Alkek Center seats only 500, so get your tickets today. The Alkek Center is located at 225 College Park Drive in Weatherford.

The Sons of the Pioneers are synonymous with the American West and the cowboy and the group has enthralled generations of audiences. One of its most famous members was the one and only Roy Rogers. The group is different from many in their genre because they actually sing about the west with songs that paint unforgettable images and stories of horses, cattle, cowboys, tall timber, cool water, canyons and prairies. The group has appeared in over 90 movies, countless radio shows and has made many television appearances. Their songs have been recorded by a long list of musicians including Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, the Boston Pops, Johnny Cash and Michael Martin Murphy. Doug Green, a member of Riders in the Sky said, “Any of us who sing Western music, it all goes back to the Pioneers.”

The Pioneers have accumulated more types of honors and awards than anyone in Western music. They’ve received awards from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, Western Music Association and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. They continue to play to sell-out crowds with shows that mesmerize long-time fans while creating new ones.

Funds raised during the Log Cabin Concert series are earmarked for a number log structures that will be placed behind the Doss Heritage and Culture Center in the near future. Tickets to the final concert are available on the Doss Center’s website www.dosscenter.org. The mission of the James and Dorothy Doss Heritage and Culture Center is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Parker County through cultural and educational events that raise awareness and pride in our western heritage.

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