Asleep at the Wheel
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, Asleep at the Wheel has earned enthusiastic critical praise throughout their lengthy career. The band has won 9 Grammy Awards since its 1970 inception, released more than 20 albums, and charted more than 21 singles on the Billboard country charts. The musicianship of Asleep at the Wheel has become the stuff of legends. Reuter’s pegged The Wheel as "one of the best live acts in the business." Asleep at the Wheel has not only preserved classic sounds that had all but disappeared from country music, but they've also been able to update the music, keeping it a living, breathing art form.