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Asleep at the Wheel is the name of an Austin, Texas based Western swing band, winner of nine Grammy Awards. The name is derived from the expression "asleep at the wheel" which means one has fallen asleep while driving a vehicle, or "behind the wheel". It can also describe someone who is blissfully unaware of a dangerous situation.

More than 80 performers have been a part of the band over the course of their career, but the core band members are Ray Benson (guitar), Jason Roberts (fiddle), David Sanger (drums), David Miller (bass), John Whitby (piano), Haydn Vitera (fiddle), and Eddie Rivers (steel guitar).

Asleep at the Wheel was created in Paw Paw, West Virginia in 1970. They moved to California to get a record deal, then relocated to Austin in 1973, at the suggestion of Willie Nelson.

Hit singles soon followed, including "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie", "The Letter That Johnny Walker Read", "One O'Clock Jump" and more. In 1977, they were named "Best Country & Western Band" by Rolling Stone magazine, as well as "Touring Band of the Year" by the Academy of Country Music.

The band made an appearance in the 1978 film Roadie, which also featured Meatloaf, Blondie and Art Carney.

The band continued to record and tour to great success within the genre, racking up seven Grammy wins.
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Mar 22 Thu 7:30 PM Asleep At The Wheel Arlington Music Hall
Arlington, TX
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Mar 24 Sat 9:00 PM Asleep At The Wheel Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, TX
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Apr 15 Sun 7:30 PM Asleep At The Wheel The Kent Stage
Kent, OH
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Apr 19 Thu 8:00 PM Asleep At The Wheel City Winery - Boston
Boston, MA
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Apr 26 Thu 8:00 PM Asleep At The Wheel Taft Theatre
Cincinnati, OH
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Apr 28 Sat 7:30 PM Asleep At The Wheel Stoughton Opera House
Stoughton, WI
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Apr 29 Sun 4:00 PM Asleep At The Wheel Stoughton Opera House
Stoughton, WI
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A 1993 tribute album featuring performances from Garth Brooks, George Strait and Vince Gill (Tribute to the Music of Bob Wills, Liberty Records) went high on the charts, introducing many new fans to the band's music. The album earned two more Grammys.

Since the early '70s, Asleep at the Wheel has been the most important force in keeping the sound of Western swing alive. In reviving the freewheeling, eclectic sensibility of Western swing godfather Bob Wills, the Wheel earned enthusiastic critical praise throughout their lengthy career; they not only preserved classic sounds that had all but disappeared from country music, but were also able to update the music, keeping it a living, breathing art form.

Live at Billy Bob's Texas (Smith Music Group) 2003
Remembers the Alamo (Shout! Factory) 2003
Hang Up My Spurs (Cracker Barrel Heritage) 2002
Ride With Bob (DreamWorks Records, Nashville) 1999
Merry Texas Christmas, Y'all! (High Street) 1997
Back to The Future Now...LIVE in Las Vegas (Sony) 1997
Swing Time (Sony) 1995 re-release
The Wheel Keeps On Rollin' (Capitol) 1995
Still Swingin' (Liberty) 1994 boxed set
Route 66 (Liberty/Capitol) 1992 single
Live & Kickin' (Arista) 1992
Keepin' Me Up Nights (Arista) 1990
Western Standard Time (Epic/CBS) 1988
10 (Epic/CBS) 1987
Wide Awake! Live in Oklahoma (Phantom) 1986 import
Pasture Prime (MCA-DOT, Demon, Stoney Plains) 1985
Drivin' (K-TEL) 1980 re-release
Framed (MCA) 1980
Served Live (Capitol / Acadia UK) 1979 import
Collision Course (Capitol / Acadia UK) 1978 import
The Wheel (Capitol / Acadia UK) 1977 import
Wheelin' And Dealin' (Capitol / Acadia UK) 1976 import
Texas Gold (Capitol / Koch / Acadia UK) 1975
Asleep At The Wheel (Epic/CBS) 1974
Comin' Right At Ya (United Artists / Koch) 1973
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