Remember how Roy Rogers and Gene Autry blazed across the Silver Screen, and always ended every movie with a song? KG & The Ranger’s award-winning singing is keeping those heroes - and their music - alive!
Here's what Ranger Doug, from the Riders In The Sky, has to say: "KG & The Ranger sing with charm and style, they yodel spectacularly, choose great material with unerring taste, and write fine new songs as well. Their growing and continuing success is well deserved."
Prepare to be totally enchanted as KG & The Ranger take you on a musical journey way out west. They yodel in harmony and they bring a fresh new sound to the classic songs they sing. Add in KG’s harmonica and banjo playing, plus some great fiddling by “Rodeo Kate” (Western Music Association Instrumentalist of the Year) for an authentic Western sound.
This talented husband and wife duo have been bringing the Old West to their Midwest home in Wisconsin since 1989. Three times “Harmony Yodeling Champions” (Western Music Association, 2005, 2002, 1999), they have also won numerous other awards for their harmony singing and excellent showmanship. They have appeared at cowboy events from California to Florida. National performances have included Silver Dollar City (Branson); Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival at Melody Ranch; Ozarks Folk Center; National Festival of the West (Phoenix); Wild West Arts Club (Las Vegas). They have shared the stage with many western music greats like Roy Rogers, Jr. and Rex Allen, Jr., and have opened for the Sons of the San Joaquin, Riders In The Sky, Wylie and the Wild West, Johnny Western, Don Edwards, Waddie Mitchell and Michael Martin Murphey.
"Hey Cowboy" was their 3rd release, and features two original songs and a few rarely recorded gems, in addition to the more familiar classic cowboy songs. There is yodeling on six of the songs.
Awards and nominations:
* International Harmony Yodeling Champions, Western Music Association
* Montie Montana Award For Showmanship, Wild West Arts Club
* "Crescendo" award nominees, Western Music Association
* "Rising Star" award nominees, Academy of Western Artists
* "Western Music Duo/Group" nominees, Academy of Western Artists
Other albums available on CD Baby:
When Cowboys Dream
Tenderfoot Melody Roundup
Riding The Range With You.
Cassette versions of all albums are available at KG & The Ranger’s Trading Post: www.kgandtheranger.com/tradingPost.html.
If you have fond memories of cowboy movie stars, or if you just like to daydream about the wide open spaces and riding horses, this album is for you!