JAMES & CINDY HOBBS – Hosts and Founders of the Flying J Ranch
Their love of music and performing, especially traditional Western Music, has made them favorites of many throughout the years.
James sings lead and tenor, writes western songs and plays the rhythm guitar. He mixes in his dry humor from time to time- to the delight of some and the confusion of others.
A former national champion yodeler, Cindy is a strong and pure Western music vocalist. Cindy brings a special energy and warmth to the stage. She is well known around the Ranch for her funny, quirky skits.
ROY BLACK – True Cowboy
Roy plays bass guitar and also sings baritone and the bass parts. For fifteen years Roy Black has entertained and delighted audiences at the Flying J Ranch with his humor, voice and larger-than-life personality.
TIM McCASLAND – Instrumentalist Extraordinaire
Tim is a rare talent on the guitar and also plays the banjo and dobro in the group. With over 50 years of experience as a professional musician, Tim is comfortable and capable of playing multiple styles of music. Tim spent over 20 years as an instructor at South Plains College in Levelland, Tx. Tim is the newest member of the Wranglers.
CORINNA RIPPLE – Fiddle Player
The youngest member of the Wranglers, Corinna hails from the northern California town of San Jose. Besides playing a beautiful and fast fiddle, Corinna helps with the harmonies and is a very fine lead voice. She came to the Flying J via the well known bluegrass and country music program at South Plains college in Levelland, Texas. While there, Corinna studied all types of musical influences
GREG MEEKS – Parking Lot Guy and Baritone Singer
Greg is a former member of the Western Group, Sagebrush Sounds, out of the Panhandle of Texas.
Greg grew up in a farming and ranching family and has always had a love for Western and Gospel Music. Whether he is singing the high tenor, the lead, the classic Western baritone, or chipping in a bass part on a gospel song, you never know where Greg will turn up in the show.