The New Christy Minstrels is an American folk music group that came to prominence in the 1960s. Formed by Randy Sparks in 1961, the group had several Top 40 hits, including
“This Land is Your Land,” “Green, Green,” “Today,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” from Disney’s Mary Poppins and “Ramblin,” just to name a few. The New Christy Minstrels' film score for the 1964 comedy movie, Advance to the Rear, featuring Glenn Ford and Stella Stevens, was the first complete soundtrack ever made in the folk music style. The score is notable for the hit standard "Today" and several others, including "This Old Riverboat" and "Company of Cowards" (the original title).