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Texas History Minute: Texas country music star, innovator Bob Wills

Bob Wills was one of the earliest stars of country music in Texas just as radio became popular. Wills was one of the pioneers of western swing and inspired generations of country music artists. James Robert Wills was born in the small community of Kosse, about 45 miles southeast of...
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Bob Wills is still the king

Bob Wills was one of the earliest stars of country music in Texas just as radio became popular. Wills was one of the pioneers of western swing and inspired generations of country music artists. James Robert Wills was born in the small community of Kosse, about 45 miles southeast of...
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Bob Wills Day, 50 and counting

Cowboy poet-singer Red Steagall is likely to break into song when he sees the newest mural in Turkey, Texas. Everybody else does. The obvious inspiration for Matt Tumlinson’s latest grand piece of outdoor art is Steagall’s song “Lone Star Beer and Bob Wills Music.” That second line? “When I hear ‘Faded Love’ I feel at home.” They mural is very much at home in Turkey and not likely to fade soon…
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50th Annual Bob Wills Day happening this weekend

TURKEY, Texas (KFDA) - The population of about 400 people in Turkey will swell by hundreds this weekend to honor the King of Western Swing. The celebration of local Bob Wills starts Thursday with a concert by Asleep at the Wheel and runs through Saturday with a parade and other activities like a fiddlers’ contest and more music. There will be dances nightly.
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About Bob Wills Day and the Bob Wills Foundation in Turkey

For 50 years the Bob Wills Foundation in Turkey, Texas, has endeavored to preserve the legacy of the King of Western Swing, Bob Wills. Thanks to a few individuals in the early 1970s Turkey was able to celebrate Bob Wills before his passing and be a small part of his legacy for years to come. Dr. Charles Townsend, the last living founder, continues the work of these individuals today preserving…
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50th annual Bob Wills Day kicks off April 28

The official dance lineup for the 50th annual Bob Wills Day is all set, after postponement due to Covid-19. Organizers hope fans of Western Swing music will “Stay All Night, Stay A Little Longer” in Turkey, Texas, the last week of April. They’ll be posting daily from now until the festivities kick off on April 28, so stay tuned for even more announcements and information. Here are key events in…
TURKEY, TX
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Bob Wills Day

THINGS ARE JUMPIN’ IN TURKEY, TEXAS this week as the city of some 400 residents prepares to welcome thousands of visitors to celebrate the legacy of former Turkey resident Bob Wills, the “King of Western Swing.” Businesses like Willy’s on Main Street will roll out the red carpet for dancers and fans of musicians such as Jason Roberts and Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys, Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys,…
TURKEY, TX
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Help Celebrate the 50th Annual Bob Wills Day in Turkey

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) —He’s known as the King of Western Swing, and Bob Wills is a big deal not only in the state of Texas, but the small town of Turkey. That’s why the town is set to celebrate the 50th Annual Bob wills Day from April 28th through April 30th. The Bob Wills Foundation will present an all-star line up of musicians, dances, concerts, and events.
TURKEY, TX
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50th annual Bob Wills Day kicks off April 28

The official dance lineup for the 50th annual Bob Wills Day is all set, after postponement due to Covid-19. Organizers hope fans of Western Swing music will “Stay All Night, Stay A Little Longer” in Turkey, Texas, the last week of April. They’ll be posting daily from now until the festivities kick off on April 28, so stay tuned for even more announcements and information. Here are key events in…
TURKEY, TX
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Bob Wills Day Celebrates 50 Years: All-Star Lineup in Turkey, TX in Late April

While it might seem a little more appropriate to have David Waddle of Western Swing Radio Rambler on site today for our chat with the ambassador of Hotel Turkey, I was excited to get the details from Carley regarding this exciting milestone for the "King of Western Swing." Hear my full interview with Carley about Bob Wills Day, and see below for the full lineup. For more information, visit the Facebook page, website, or call Carley at 806.336.1471.
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Bob Wills Day organizers host Eve of the Eve

Organizers of Bob Wills Day in Turkey remind Western Swing fans that the delayed 50th Annual Bob Wills Day is back on track for April 28–30, 2022 in Turkey, Texas. An official artist lineup will be announced soon. But in the meantime, Uncle Bob’s Eve of the Eve for this year is coming up this week— December 30, 2021. The dance and performance will feature Will Banister, Emily George and the…
TURKEY, TX
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Bob Wills Day organizers announce 2 music events

Organizers of Bob Wills Day in Turkey made two musical announcements last week. The first is that the era of delays are over—and the longanticipated 50th Annual Bob Wills Day will be held April 28, 29 and 30, 2022 in Turkey. The official artist line-up will be announced soon. Their other musical news last week was to provide details for Uncle Bob’s Eve of the Eve for this year on December 30,…
TURKEY, TX