The Riders of the Purple sage kick off with a song, Riding Down to Santa Fe. Singer, and Western star, Jimmy Wakely is featured in a drama written just for him, The Rose of San Antone.
Jim is a hunted man, but he was framed. In voiceover, Jim recounts his past 10 years running from the law. Especially how he came to be on the run. It all started in San Antonio. When the law is hot on heels, Jim Brennan is forced to move along, and leave his job punching cows. Where will it all end? Will Jimmy ever find a place to just relax and enjoy nature? Will he ever find a true love to accept him for what he is?
The story takes time to feature Jimmy Wakely singing a few bars of Rose of San Antone, with a reprisal later. Also a few tunes with the Riders of the Purple Sage, Down on the Texas Plains. Also, When It’s Roundup Time in Texas. As if there hasn’t been enough music, Jimmy and the Riders perform, The Gate of the Old Corral.