for the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale 

“Merry Texas Christmas Y’all”
December 14, 2017 | 7:30PM
Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center

Hot after the release of their third Texas-centric holiday album, Asleep at the Wheel brings Christmas cheer with their popular honky-tonk inspired holiday concert! It’s an Asleep at the Wheel concert like you’ve never heard before. Featuring new music from their latest holiday album and of course the band’s most popular hits, plus holiday favorites such as “Christmas in Jail” and “Merry Texas Christmas Y’all”. You can bet you’ll be dancin’ down the aisles and swingin’ with holiday cheer when Asleep at the Wheel rolls into town!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Asleep At The Wheel is delighted to perform for the community as the annual fundraising event for the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Scheduled programs and individuals are subject to change. Ticketing is handled through the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center - all ticketing, security, and venue policies apply.


Ray Benson founded Asleep at the Wheel in Paw Paw, West Virginia 47 years ago. Now based in Austin, the band holds 10 Grammy awards, 20 studio albums and 20 singles on the Billboard country charts. The Grammy Award-winning Still The King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys is the band’s most recent release (2015) and marks their third full-length Bob Wills tribute album. Featuring 22 acclaimed collaborations, the all-star line up includes legends such as Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and George Strait and newcomers like The Avett Brothers, Amos Lee, Old Crow Medicine Show and many other fine talents.

Asleep at the Wheel is bringing a fresh look and sound into 2017. Now traveling as an 8-piece band, recent additions Katie Shore (fiddle, vocals), Dennis Ludiker (fiddle, mandolin) Connor Forsyth (keyboard, vocals) and Josh Hoag (Bass) have instilled a newfound energy and their own unique style within the band. Between those Texas Twin Fiddles and Boogie Piano, you can bet you’ll be dancin’ down the aisles and swingin’ all night long when the Wheel rolls into town!

10-Time GRAMMY Award Winners!!!
Voted Best Country & Western Band by Rolling Stone
Awarded “Touring Band of the Year” by Academy of Country Music
Americana Music Association honored Asleep at the Wheel with the Lifetime Achievement Award

Toured with Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Lyle Lovett, Ray Price, Alice Cooper and many more...

Grammy Award-winning “Still The King: Celebrating The Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys” features Willie Nelson, George Strait, Merle Haggard, The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, Lyle Lovett and many, many more.

“there's some relatively unknown group around that I really dig. Asleep at the Wheel plays great country music.” - VAN MORRISON, ROLLING STONE INTERVIEW

“Everything this act has ever released is simply spectacular.” - BILLBOARD MAGAZINE



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