Ray BensonGender: Male
Age Range: MiddleAge, Seniors
Category:Out Of Market Men, All Men
Over the course of the last 37 years Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel have boldly defied the fickle lures of the mainstream — and thrived — by sticking to their noble cause of keeping that distinctly American of art forms, western swing, alive and kicking. Along the way, these post-modern kings of western swing have received nine Grammy Awards, entertained thousands and won praise and admiration from everyone from Willie Nelson to Bob Dylan, George Strait to Van Morrison.
Their importance in today’s music cannot be understated as they have continued to carry the torch of western swing and pack venues across the globe. 2007 will be a busy year with multiple performances of the hit musical A Ride With Bob, a full schedule of concert performances, pops symphony shows, and a new CD release entitled Reinventing the Wheel.