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Monday, February 23, 2009

Cowboy magic is in the air

The sounds of yodels, western fiddle tunes and comical singing cowboys will soon fill the chambers of Enmax Hall. That’s right, folks, if you haven’t already heard, America’s favorite cowboys are riding their way into Edmonton for a special concert with the ESO. Riders in the Sky are bringing their wacky, whimsical humor and western wit to the Winspear stage for one night only, Monday, March 16!

Here are some interesting Riders facts for you to lasso:
- Appearances: 5,440 (one every other day for 30 years)
- Counties visited: 763
- Yodels per appearance: 7.6
- Albums recorded: 35
- Unjustly overlooked albums: 26
- Times they’ve said “It’s the Cowboy Way!”: 31,002
- Times they’ve been asked “Where’s Woody?”: 43,444

Riders in the Sky earned a Grammy award in 2001 for Toy Story 2’s Woody’s Roundup.

For over 30 years, the Riders have been “bringing good beef to hungry people”… and we all know how much Albertans love their beef! Whet your appetite for wholesome skit-and-song family entertainment and join us as we ride the Happy Trail right on into the sunset.

Hoedown your way to the Winspear Centre Box Office and get your tickets today! Tickets for this ESO special presentation range from $20 - $65 (agency fees apply).

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