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How to Get Your Tickets for Bob Wills Day

July 9th, 2013

If you are planning an upcoming trip to the area of Turkey, Texas, then you might be wondering what there is to do there during your trip. Fortunately, this is a booming area with plenty of entertainment for you to take advantage of; the key is to just do a little bit of research ahead of time as a way of finding out what is available to you and what suits your interests. For example, one thing that Read the rest of this entry »

Bob Wills, Legendary Western Swing Innovator

May 25th, 2013

When country music was sometimes folk music and sometimes dance music, jazz, pop and country met in the King of Western Swing, Bob Wills. He started several bands, but his “Texas Playboys,” started in 1934, was the band that most recognize.

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys had a radio show in Tulsa, Oklahoma during the 1940s. He added horns to his mostly country instruments and expanded in music genres. Although he wasn’t afraid to be experimental, he is best known for his country “Ah ha….” yodel.

When Rock’n'Roll began Read the rest of this entry »

Places to Stay in Turkey, Texas and the Surrounding Area

April 8th, 2013

If you are in the area of Turkey, Texas, there are a few places that you can stay. The Hotel Turkey Bed and Breakfast is sure to take you back in time with the decorations and amenities. The hotel is dated back to 1927. Breakfast is served each morning. It is not a fancy hotel, but the staff will make sure that you have a wonderful time when you are staying at the hotel. The tubs have claw Read the rest of this entry »

Western Swing in Turkey, Texas: Home of Bob Wills

April 6th, 2013

Turkey, Texas is known for many things, but perhaps its most notable attribute is that it is the home of fiddle player and music legend Bob Willis. Will is often referred to the “King of Western Swing,” as many say he is responsible for creating that particular sub-genre of country music. Bob Willis started out working as a barber in the early twentieth century. He went on to form a band called the Texas Playboys that made the music popular.

The music is said to be an upbeat sound that people Read the rest of this entry »

Bob Wills Day Barbecue Cookoff Activities

April 5th, 2013

Bob Wills Day in Turkey, Texas is a day filled with a variety of activities including barbecues, music festivals and lots of food. The event is held every year on April 27. They also offer a Bob Wills museum where you can browse through historical artifacts and learn all about Bob Wills. You will find food concessions conveniently located throughout the area. The annual festival began in 1972 and brings thousands of people to the area. Turkey, Texas is located approximately 100 miles from Amarillo, Texas. The festival is free of charge excluding the music concerts. You will Read the rest of this entry »

The 42nd Annual Bob Wills Day in Turkey, Texas

April 2nd, 2013

Turkey, Texas, being the home of Western Swing music, will play host to the 42nd Annual Bob Wills Day in celebration of the town’s favorite son. RVs, cars, trucks and chartered buses will line the streets and fill the open lots in the town made famous when a talented man combined his love of music with his abilities as a composer, fiddler, bandleader and performer to put together the sounds of country and gospel music with jazz Read the rest of this entry »

Turkey, Texas, Home of Bob Wills

March 31st, 2013

The community of Turkey, Texas, has managed to maintain its old-fashioned charm while adapting to modern standards. Many of the town’s streets and structures feature the vintage architectural influences of the Old West. In spite of its diminutive size, the town of Turkey has managed to establish itself as one of the most appealing locations in Texas.

Home of Bob Wills

Turkey’s biggest claim to fame is most likely the fact that the town was the home of legendary musician and bandleader Bob Wills. This pioneer of Read the rest of this entry »