Asleep at the Wheel

Photo courtesy Cain’s Ballroom.
Photo courtesy Cain’s Ballroom.

Friday, July 10

The western swing group formed in the small town of Paw Paw, W.Va. Since the 1970s, Asleep at the Wheel has secured nine Grammy Awards, and in 1977 the band was voted Best Country Western Band by Rolling Stone and was awarded the Touring Band of the Year by the Academy of Country Music. With hits like “The Letter That Johnny Walker Read,” “Choo Choo Ch’Boogie,” “Route 66” and “House of Blue Lights,” the musicianship of Asleep at the Wheel has become the stuff of legends. Now in its 41st year, the band continues to introduce western swing to a new generation on tour. For more information, visit