With his 2014 release "Metamodern Sounds in Country Music," Sturgill Simpson proved that, despite beliefs held by so many Country Music decision makers, country music fans will seek out substantial music. For that fact alone it is one of the most important albums released this decade...
Let me begin this by saying I had the opportunity to see Ray Benson's band, Asleep at the Wheel, just last weekend. It was my first time, and WOW. They are super talented. Even my wife, who doesn't like Country Music, let alone Country Swing, was very impressed.
Asleep at the Wheel has released their third and final Bob Wills Tribute Album, titled 'Still The King: Celebrating The Music of Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys.' It features 22 collaborations with country music's best and brightest.
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!