Era Inducted To: Pioneer Era
The Red River Valley is one of the best-known folk songs in the Prairie provinces. It is also widely known in America, where it was thought to be a Texas adaptation of an 1896 popular song, In the Bright Mohawk Valley. Later research by Canadian folklorist Edith Fowke indicates that it was known in some five Canadian provinces before 1896 and that it was probably composed at the time of the Red River rebellion of 1870.
Cover Artists Include: Andrews Sisters, Gene Autry, Connie Francis, Roy Rogers, George Strait, Slim Whitman