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SAVE THE BBB RANCH!

VALIANT EFFORTS TO PRESERVE BOB WILLS’
HISTORIC RANCH HOUSE IN FRESNO, CA

The structure is scheduled for demolition in late June by a land developer who shows no signs of budging. To read the whole story, please visit the Facebook group, ‘Save the BBB Ranch!’

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Bob Wills Night at the Allen Public Library

Friday, July 19, 2013 : 7:30PM

The Allen Public Library will host “Bob Wills Night” on Friday, July 19 at 7:30PM. The event will be moderated by Dr. David Stricklin, Music Historian and son of Texas Playboy Al Stricklin, and will feature the music of Western Swing band, Shoot Low Sheriff.…

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Turkey-Texas

“Dance all Night, Dance a Little Longer”
43rd Annual Bob Wills Day

TURKEY, TX - SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014
(Activities from Thursday, April 24 through Saturday, April 26)

‘Take me back to Turkey (Texas)’ where the music Swings and Bob Wills is still the King! Rooted in the cotton fields and expressed in Western Swing music, Bob Wills Day is simply the best, fun-filled festival of dancing, jamming and friends. Ready to ‘dance…

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An Evening with Bob Wills at the OKPOP

Oklahoma City, OK
April 10, 2013

The Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture (OKPOP) hosted Bob Wills @ the OKPOP on April 10th at the Oklahoma History Center. To a packed crowd, the Red Dirt Rangers and Byron Berline provided music written, performed or influenced by the legendary King of Western Swing.…

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Western Swing Named Official State Music of Texas

Western Swing became the official state music of Texas on June 17, 2011, when Governor Rick Perry signed Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 35: (Excerpts from Resolution No. 35:) “… origins (of western swing) are firmly tied to the Lone Star State; growing out of the…

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