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Don’t Miss Western Swing Band ‘Asleep at the Wheel’ Friday Nov. 8 at Liberty Hall Downtown Tyler [VIDEO]

Asleep at the Wheel

This Friday, November 8 at 8 p.m. Liberty Hall in downtown Tyler will be hosting Austin based, “Asleep at the Wheel”, live in concert. Since 1969, “Asleep at the Wheel” has kept  Western Swing alive, and has thrived doing it!  Western Swing is definitely an American art form, and these guys have won 9 Grammys, the Darrel K. Royal Music Patron Award by The Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association and the 16th Annual Midsouth Regional Emmy Award.

In 2007, the Austin Chronicle recognized Asleep at the Wheel as Band of the Year, Best Country Band and inducted them into their Hall of Fame. Band member Ray Benson was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame in 2002, was given the Texas Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996, and recognized as an Outstanding Producer by the National Academy of Recording Arts in 1988.

Other famous artists who sang and still sing,  western swing; Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Louis Jordan.

In place of an opening band for this tour “Asleep at the Wheel” will show a short documentary film called “Then and Now.” The turning point in the film occurs when the band moves from San Francisco to Austin after Willie Nelson assures them Texans will embrace their music more than the California hippies did, and Willie was right.

This show is one you don’t want to miss! Get your tickets now at


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