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Asleep at the Wheel to Release New Bob Wills Tribute Album

Asleep at the Wheel Still the King
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Asleep at the Wheel has announced the release of a new Bob Wills tribute album, ‘Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys.’

The 22-song album is set for release on March 3 and features a number of high-profile collaborations with artists like George Strait, Brad Paisley, Shooter Jennings, Lyle Lovett, the Avett BrothersOld Crow Medicine Show and more.

“After 45 years of traveling and playing, it still amazes me how well this music, born in the 1920s and ‘30s, thrives in the present day,” frontman Ray Benson says. “The artists playing and singing on this collection range in age from folks in their 20s to former Texas Playboys, 92-year-old Billy Briggs and 86-year-old Leon Rausch … certain evidence that Western swing music is alive and well as it cruises through the next millennium.”

The release marks the Austin-based band’s third full-length tribute album to Wills in their 40 years together, following 1993’s ‘A Tribute to the Music of Bob Wills’ and 1998’s ‘Ride with Bob.’ Together, those two albums have earned four Grammy Awards and sold over half a million copies.

Pre-order ‘Still the King’ here.

Asleep at the Wheel, ‘Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys’ Track Listing:

1. ‘Intro — Texas Playboy Theme’ with Leon Rausch
2. ‘I Hear Ya Talkin’’ with Amos Lee
3. ‘The Girl I Left Behind’ with the Avett Brothers
4. ‘Trouble in Mind’ with Lyle Lovett
5. ‘Keeper of My Heart’ with Merle Haggard and Emily Gimble
6. ‘I Can’t Give You Anything But Love’ with Kat Edmonson
7. ‘Tiger Rag’ with Old Crow Medicine Show
8. ‘What’s the Matter With the Mill’ with Pokey LaFarge
9. ‘Navajo Trail’ with Willie Nelson and the Quebe Sisters
10. ‘Silver Dew on the Bluegrass Tonight’ with the Del McCoury Band
11. ‘Faded Love’ with the Time Jumpers
12. ‘South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)’ with George Strait
13. ‘I Had Someone Else Before I Had You’ with Elizabeth Cook
14. ‘My Window Faces the South’ with Brad Paisley
15. ‘Time Changes Everything’ with Buddy Miller
16. ‘A Good Man Is Hard to Find’ with Carrie Rodriguez and Emily Gimble
17. ‘Ding Dong Daddy From Dumas’ with Robert Earl Keen and Ray Benson
18. ‘Brain Cloudy Blues’ with Jamey Johnson and Ray Benson
19. ‘Bubbles in My Beer’ with The Devil Makes Three
20. ‘It’s All Your Fault’ with Katie Shore
21. ‘Three Guitar Special’ with Tommy Emmanuel, Brent Mason and Billy Briggs
22. ‘Bob Wills Is Still the King’ with Shooter Jennings, Randy Rogers and Reckless Kelly

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