Bob Wills News

Grammy Award-Winner Jason Roberts Launches New Band
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

After 19 years with Asleep at the Wheel, two Grammys, and three Hall of Fame inductions as an individual, fiddler Jason Roberts has stepped out to front the Jason Roberts Band. Roberts released his latest CD, That's My Home, today. (more...)

Merle Haggard & The Strangers to Play Harris Center, 6/3-4
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

If the question were asked, 'Who forged the genre known today as modern country music?' only a tiny group of country immortals could step forward to share the spotlight. One, out of that select handful, would be Merle Haggard. 'He is the greatest country artist of our times' (Rolling Stone). After 65 albums, over 40 Number 1 hit singles, over 50 awards from just about everybody, his status as living and ongoing legend is secure. He's back by popular demand following his sold out performances over the last two seasons at Harris Center for the Arts. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Casper - Week of 2/16/2014
by BWW - Feb 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/16/2014 for Casper (more...)

Ken Burns' COUNTRY MUSIC Coming to PBS in 2018
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

PBS today announced at the Television Critics Association a new addition to the Ken Burns pipeline, COUNTRY MUSIC. The film will air in 2018. (more...)

Primus' Les Claypool Announces New Duo De Twang Album
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

How 'deconstructed' can a group get? How about just one vocal, one bass, one guitar, and a basic beat supplied by stomping on a mini-tambourine-doohickey? (more...)

PRIMUS' LES CLAYPOOL Announces New DUO DE TWANG Album Four Foot Shack
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

How 'deconstructed' can a group get? How about just one vocal, one bass, one guitar, and a basic beat supplied by stomping on a mini-tambourine-doohickey? That's exactly what everyone's favorite storyteller/narrator, Les Claypool, is incorporating in his new band, Duo de Twang. (more...)

JD McPherson, Pokey LaFarge Team Up on New Single for Tornado Relief
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

Oklahoma native JD McPherson and fellow American music torchbearer Pokey LaFarge have teamed up to record Bob Wills' classic 'Good Old Oklahoma,' which will be released digitally on June 28, 2013. (more...)

Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton Among Off-Camera Winners For 48th Annual ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2013

Today, the Academy of Country Music is announcing the winners of awards that will not be televised during the 48 th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, due to time constraints. (more...)

Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton Among Off-Camera Winners For 48th Annual ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2013

Today, the Academy of Country Music is announcing the winners of awards that will not be televised during the 48 th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, due to time constraints. (more...)

Merle Haggard Returns to 3Stages, 4/8 & 9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2013

Executive Director Dave Pier noted that "there are few people who epitomize the spirit and the reality of country music the way Merle Haggard does. We're honored to have him return to Stage One." (more...)

BWW Review: Asleep At the Wheel's A RIDE WITH BOB - A Fascinating Tribute
by Jeff Davis - Feb 21, 2013

Asleep at the Wheel's love letter to Bob Wills, the King of Western Swing, is a vibrant, fun, feel-good time. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 2/17/2013
by BWW - Feb 17, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/17/2013 for Austin (more...)

Mindpix Digitizes 2,500 Songs from Music Library from Billie Holiday to Tony Bennett
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2013

Mindpix Corporation today announced that it has completed the digitization of the first 2,500 songs of its catalog of over 17,500 songs by renowned artists. The company has strategically selected these 2,500 songs to bring to market in a variety of means completing this first phase of digitization, a major milestone for the Company that is intended to begin generating revenues. (more...)

ZACH Theatre Hosts A RIDE WITH BOB, Feb. 20-24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2013

The play that started as a commemoration of Bob Wills' 100th birthday in 2005 is coming back to Austin for one final week of shows in February 2013. This first-ever musical drama about the legendary Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys debuted in Austin in 2005 and has since enjoyed great success in more than 70 performances in 19 cities. (more...)

Los Angeles Philharmonic Among 18 Organizations to Receive Grammy Foundation Grant
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2012

The GRAMMY Foundation® Grant Program announced today that $250,000 in grants to help facilitate a range of research, archiving, and preservation projects on a variety of subjects will be awarded to 18 recipients, in the United States, Canada, and the Dominican Republic. Research projects include a project that will use technology to enable parents of premature babies to have a presence at their child's bedside even when they are away from the hospital. Preservation and archiving initiatives include a Los Angeles Philharmonic project that will protect live recordings of such performers as Marian Anderson, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Nina Simone, among others; and an effort to digitally transfer and provide access to an archive of fragile reel-to-reel recordings of live performances and related oral histories in the collection of the oldest continuously running folk music coffeehouse. A complete list of grant awards and projects is below. The deadline each year for submitting letters of inquiry is Oct. 1. Guidelines and the letter of inquiry form for the 2013 cycle will be available beginning May 1 at www.grammyfoundation.org/grants. (more...)

GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program Announces $250,000 in Grants
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2012

The GRAMMY Foundation® Grant Program announced today that $250,000 in grants to help facilitate a range of research, archiving, and preservation projects on a variety of subjects will be awarded to 18 recipients in the United States, Canada, and the Dominican Republic. (more...)

Kenny Chesney Among Winners of 47th ANNUAL ACM Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2012

Today the Academy of Country Music is announcing the winners of awards that will not be televised during the live telecast of the 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, telecast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network, due to time constraints. (more...)

David Rubenstein Atrium Offers Free Concerts and Events this Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2011

Lincoln Center's vibrant public and visitors space on the Upper West Side, the David Rubenstein Atrium, is the perfect place to take a break from shopping, warm up with a hot drink from 'wichcraft, and enjoy great music with Target® Free Thursdays, Meet the Artist Saturdays and a special Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square event this holiday season. (more...)

David Rubenstein Atrium Offers Free Concerts and Events this Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2011

Lincoln Center's vibrant public and visitors space on the Upper West Side, the David Rubenstein Atrium, is the perfect place to take a break from shopping, warm up with a hot drink from 'wichcraft, and enjoy great music with Target® Free Thursdays, Meet the Artist Saturdays and a special Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square event this holiday season. (more...)

Sheryl Bailey 4 To Perform At Smalls 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2011

Sheryl Bailey 4 to perform at Smalls on Wednesday, September 21st from 9:30-12:30. The show will be featuring Sheryl Bailey - Guitar, Jim Ridl - Piano, Gary Wang - Bass and Joe Strasser- Drums (more...)

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