Asleep at the Wheel to head the 2018 West Texas Boys Ranch Ball

Asleep At The Wheel, West Texas Boys Ranch Ball

The 2018 West Texas Boys Ranch Ball will feature the “kings of western swing” Asleep at the Wheel as the headliner group. Asleep at the Wheel is a 10-time Grammy winning group from Austin, Texas.

The ball will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion benefiting the boys of West Texas Boys Ranch.

The doors open at 7:00 p.m., with a silent auction, and a cash bar will be available. Dinner will be served promptly at 7:45 p.m. with the sounds of Asleep at the Wheel and dancing following from 8:30 – 11:00 p.m.

San Angelo has not hosted Asleep at the Wheel in several years, the West Texas Boys Ranch is excited to showcase them at this annual event.

About the band:

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 lineup 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!

The West Texas Boys Ranch is 70 years strong and cordially invites you to the 2018 West Texas Boys Ranch Ball.

Tickets go on sale November 1, 2017 at 8am at Sponsorship opportunities for this event are available.
For more information, please contact Jill Mitchell, Donor Relations Coordinator at West Texas Boys Ranch, at 325-949-1936 or, or visit the Facebook page at

West Texas Boys Ranch Ball
Wells Fargo Pavilion
January 20, 2018
Doors open 7:00 p.m.
Headliner: “Asleep At The Wheel”
Tickets on sale November 1, 2017 8:00 a.m. at
FMI: Jill Mitchell, 325-949-1936 or

About the Organization: West Texas Boys Ranch was founded in 1947. Reflecting its ranching heritage and commitment to Christian values, West Texas Boys Ranch provides loving, caring families and homes for boys in need so they can become healthy, happy, self-sufficient citizens.

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