The Riders of the Purple Sage helped to popularize western music and cowboy harmony in movies and on radio. Just like The Sons of the Pioneers did, The Riders of the Purple Sage made several appearances both in western films and radio shows, and proved to be very popular with audiences.
Headliner Foy Willing along with The Riders of the Purple Sage found their audience as the house band for Cottonseed Clark's Hollywood Barn Dance.
HBD was similar to other shows here on Pioneertown Public radio in that it was a wartime entertainment show and was in fact a replacement for Gene Autry's Melody Ranch while Autry was serving in WWII.
This country themed formula continued to prove popular after the war, as All Star Western Theater saw a great deal of success.