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August 2021

28 AUGUST 2021

This Sunday at the Cain’s Ballroom, the Brazos Valley Boys celebrate their 75th anniversary, as well as the 70th anniversary of their former boss’s first big hit, “Wild Side of Life.” That man, of course, was Hank Thompson, who I think is one of the… Read More »28 AUGUST 2021

21 AUGUST 2021

This Saturday on SWING ON THIS, my special in-studio guest is Morey Sullivan, leader of the Brazos Valley Boys, who’ll be celebrating their 75th anniversary with a big Cain’s Ballroom CD release party on Sunday, August 29. From 1946 on, the Brazos Valley Boys were… Read More »21 AUGUST 2021

14 AUGUST 2021

This Saturday on SWING ON THIS, you’ll find a couple of Oklahoma western-swing stars in unexpected places: Eldon Shamblin as a lead vocalist and Jesse Ashlock playing his fiddle with someone other than Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys.    Also, by popular demand, Rocky Bill Ford… Read More »14 AUGUST 2021

7 AUGUST 2021

If you know your Oklahoma performers, you probably know Kay Starr, the 1940s and ‘50s pop-music hitmaker from Dougherty. And if you REALLY know your Oklahoma performers, you may be acquainted with the work of Spencerville’s Rocky Bill Ford. We’ve got ‘em both on the… Read More »7 AUGUST 2021