Since 1969, the Austin-based band has released over twenty-five albums, charting more than twenty Billboardsingles and winning nine Grammy Awards along the way. Led by founder Benson, Asleep at the Wheel is an institution: an ever-shifting lineup (over 80 members to date) of like-minded musicians united under Benson's unwavering crusade to keep alive the sound of Western Swing. Some of the members have gone on to perform and record with artists such as Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Van Morrison, Ryan Adams and others.
They've been a fixture on PBS's seminal series Austin City Limits as well as appeared in movies--1978's Roadie, and 1991's Wild Texas Wind. Most recently they starred in the award-winning first-ever musical drama about Bob Wills, A Ride with Bob:The Bob Wills Musical, co-written by Ray Benson.