Asleep at the Wheel (belatedly) celebrates fifty years of championing a genre once considered all but dead.
A look at what to read, watch, and listen to this (wonderfully jam-packed) month in order to achieve maximum Texas cultural literacy.
Exclusive Song Premiere: George Strait Joins Asleep at the Wheel for a Spin Through “South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)” by Bob Wills
The King of Country joins Asleep at the Wheel for a classic by the King of Western Swing from the band’s new tribute album.
More than two decades after he arrived in Austin, Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson still reigns as the king of swing.
“I’m a personality and a singer—that’s how I make my living—but I’m always a guitar player.”
CDs by Doctors’ Mob and the American Analog Set, plus a tribute to Bob Wills; booksby James Lee Burke and Louise Redd.
Texans (natives or onetime residents) have quite an impressive record when it comes to the Grammy awards. Most years we’ve practically dominated—big surprise—the country music category, but we chalked up our share of wins in other classes too. Here’s the score:• Total number of Grammys awarded to Texans from 1958
The holiday season comes early for Asleep at the Wheel, who’ve just wrapped Merry Texas Christmas, Y’all (High Street/Windham Hill Records) at Austin’s Bismeaux studios. Highlights include Tish Hinojosa singing “Feliz Navidad” and Willie Nelson and Don Walser on “Silent Night.” Too homey for you? Wheel front man Ray Benson’s