“Happy Trails” was a featured song on the American radio and television program sung by which two characters?
“Happy Trails” was a featured song by Roy Rogers and wife Dale Evans known as the theme song for the 1940s and 1950s radio program and then the 1950s television show in which they both starred.
Written by Evans, it was always sung by the duo over the end credits of both the radio and television programs. Later released by RCA Victor in 1952 as a 78 RPM and a 45 RPM record, it was described as a genre of a country, folk theme song. Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western Songs if all time.
Roy Roger’s was born with the name Leonard Franklin Slye (1911-1998). He was an American singer, actor and television host who became one of the most popular Western stars of his era, known as the “King of the Cowboys”. In many of his films and televisions episodes, he appeared with his wife Dale Evans (1912-2001). Her birth name was Lucille Wood Smith.
Dale Evans was the third wife of singing cowboy Roy Rogers but her early life included a productive career as a jazz, swing and big band singer that led to a screen test and contract with 20th Century Fox studios.
Both Rogers and Evans were previously married but their life as a married couple started in 1947