Asleep at the Wheel

The Return of Dallas’ Legendary Longhorn Ballroom

March 23, 2023 | By Michael Corcoran

Asleep at the Wheel was getting ready to play the Longhorn Ballroom in Dallas on May 13, 1975, when a reporter knocked on the bus door to tell them that their hero, Bob Wills, had just passed away.

Texas State Music: Western Swing

March 20, 2023 | By John O. Lumpkin

Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel Puts Texas Music History Up for Auction

October 13, 2022 | By Joe Gross

There comes a time in every person’s life when they must look around at their many possessions and declare: This all needs to live somewhere else.

Ray Benson Reflects on 50 Years of Seminal Western Swing Band Asleep at the Wheel

August 21, 2020 | By Joe Nick Patoski

Death of Singer Leon Rausch Marks the End of an Era in Western Swing

May 15, 2019 | By Michael Corcoran

Hired by Bob Wills in 1958, Leon Rausch was the voice of the Texas Playboys for six decades, so his death Tuesday in Fort Worth at age 91 marks the end of an era.

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