Flying J Ranch - Cowboy Cooking, Western Tunes, Family Fun in Ruidoso, New Mexico

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.

CHANEY RABON - True Cowboy

Joining us summer 2013, Chaney surpassed Corinna as the youngest of the Flying J Wranglers. Playing the upright bass, his Bob Wills melodies just can't be beat.

RANDY JONES - Instrumentalist Extraordinaire 

Randy is a rare talent on the guitar and also plays the banjo and mandolin in the group. With over 40 years of experience as a professional musician, Randy is comfortable and capable of playing multiple styles of music.  Randy spent 15 years with the regional favorite group, The Moon Pie Dance band. The band recorded two notable albums and toured with dozens of national acts. 

CORINNA RIPPLE - Fiddle Player

The second 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.