Texas Western Swing Hall Of Fame

Established - 1988 Manchaca, TX 78652

Western Swing has roots in country, blues, big band swing, early fiddle band music, cowboy, and gospel, each of which influenced the new musical style coming out of the 1930's. Those early western swing bands put this all together and it has evolved into the western swing music of today. Western Swing has been designated as the Official Music of the Great State of Texas. by the 82nd Texas Legislature, having been signed by Govenor Rick Perry on June 17, 2011. It is the only musical style that was born and raised right here in the State of Texas.

The Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame started in 1988 and was first based in Austin for 5 years, then moved to it's current home in San Marcos, Texas.

The goal of this organization is to recognize and honor the pioneers of western swing music including Milton Brown, Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys and others from those earliest years of the genre's musicial development, as well as those who have kept this music alive and growing. It is also our goal to educate and enlighten the public worldwide about this happy, toe tapping, dance inducing musical style. There's nothing else like it.

The Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame weekend takes place each year in San Marcos, Texas on the third weekend of May, with the next show taking place on May 17 and 18 of 2012.

For more information on this event, contact Al Dressen at adressen@austin.rr.com or call 512-745-0659. Information is also posted on the San Marcos-Parks Dept web site.


TEXAS WESTERN SWING HALL OF FAME - PAST INDUCTEES

1988 - BOB WILLS

1989 - CLIFF BRUNER
SMOKEY MONTGOMERY
LAURA LEE MCBRIDE
THE LIGHT CRUST DOUGHBOYS
THE SONS OF THE PIONEERS
MILTON BROWN AND THE MUSICAL BROWNIES
TOWNSEND MILLER (SPECIAL MERIT AWARD)

1990 - THE TEXAS PLAYBOYS
LARRY SCOTT (SPECIAL MERIT AWARD)
FLOYD TILLMAN
CECIL BROWER
JIM BOYD
ELDON SHAMBLIN
CINDY WALKER
HANK THOMPSON
ADOLPH AND BASH HOFNER
AL STRICKLIN
LEON RAUSCH
JOE FRANK FERGUSON
SMOKY DACUS

1991 - JESSE ASHLOCK
LEON MCAULIFFE
HOYLE NIX
TOMMY DUNCAN
HERB REMINGTON
THE ROWE BROTHERS

1992 - LOUISE ROWE
THE TEXAS TOPHANDS
LES ANDERSON
JOHNNY CUVIELLO
DEWEY GROOM
BOB DUNN

1993 - PAPA FRED CALHOUN
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL

1994 - JIMMY DAY
CURLY LEWIS
TOMMY ALLSUP

1995 J R CHATWELL
TINY MOORE
DEAN AND EVELYN MCKINNEY
TED DAFFAN

1996 - LEON “PAPPY” SELPH
CHRIS O’CONNELL
BILLY BRIGGS
GOV. JIMMIE DAVIS

1997 - BILL BOYD
GENE GASAWAY
TOM MORRELL
JOHNNIE LEE WILLS, LUKE WILLS,AND BILLY JACK WILLS

1998 - JOHNNY GIMBLE
BOB BOATRIGHT
ERNIE HUNTER
JIMMY HEAP AND THE MELODY MASTERS

1999 - THE TEXAS TRAVELERS
THE JESSE JAMES BAND
THE RIVER ROAD BOYS
ROY LEE BROWN
CURTIS POTTER
DARRELL MCCALL
CLYDE BREWER
BOB ROSENQUIST
SONNY RAINES
JIMMY GRABOWSKE
LARRY BALLARD

2000 - FLOYD DOMINO
PAUL GLASSE
MARY ANN PRICE
JANET LYNN
BOBBY GARRETT
FRANK RENEAU
CARROLL JOHNSON
GLYNN DUNCAN
WAYNE WOOD

2001 - WALTER LYONS
DAYNA WILLS
ROSETTA WILLS (SPECIAL MERIT AWARD)
BOB MYERS
BARBARA MARTIN (SPECIAL MERIT AWARD)
DEACAN ANDERSON
BERT RIVERA
LEON CHAMBERS
HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN

2002 - BUDDY BEASLEY
IRENE FRANKLIN
SPEEDY WEST
CASEY DICKENS
GEORGE UPTMOR
GLENN (BLUB) RHEES
TOMMY CAMFIELD
DANNY LEVIN

2003 - JOHNNY PATTERSON
THE MCBAY BROTHERS
DERWOOD BROWN
WANNA KAUFMAN
CINDY CASHDOLLAR
BILL DOWDY
TONY SEPOLIO
MILT MAHAN
ARTHUR MCNULTY
BILL ADAMS

2004 - JIMMY YOUNG
DAVE ALEXANDER
TAG LAMBERT
RUSTY MCDONALD
RAMONA REED
JUNIOR MITCHEN
TOM PERRYMAN
NOEL BOGGS
WALTER KLEYPAS

2005 - KATY BROWN
ROGER BECK
RAY TESMER
JESS DEMAINE (SPECIAL MERIT AWARD)
CURLY HOLLINGSWORTH
THE SOUTHERNAIRES
LLOYD JORDAN
BILL DOZIER
JEROME STUBBS
TOMMY PERKINS DECD
BENNY GARCIA DECD

2006 - BILL DESSENS
JODY MEREDITH
RICK MCRAE
SKEETER ELKIN
BOB KELLY
BOB WHITE
MOON MULLICAN
KEITH COLEMAN
L J PRITCHETT

2007 - WAYNE GLASSON
BENNY KUBIAK
COTTON COLLINS
WALTER COLLINS
GENE CROWNOVER
ALBERT TALLEY
EDDIE MCALVAIN AND THE MAVERICKS
BOBBY FLORES

2008 - JIM GOUGH
TOMMY HOWSER
MAURICE ANDERSON
MANCEL & LOUIS TIERNEY
BILLY BOWMAN
BUDDY FERGUSON
ORA OUBRE

2009 - JODY NIX AND THE TEXAS COWBOYS
HOMER LOGAN
AL AND LOIS DRESSEN
PEE WEE WHITEWING
ERIK HOKKANEN
JIMMY WYBLE
JOHNNY CASE
SON LANSFORD
THE RHYTHMAIRS

2010 - BILLY MATA AND THE TEXAS TRADITION
JASON ROBERTS
DENNY MATHIS
BUCK ROBERTS
ALVIN CROW
GENE NIVEN
DR. CHARLES TOWNSEND
THE BROKEN SPOKE
JAMES AND ANNETTA WHITE
LITTLE RED HAYES

2011 - LEE BELL
JOHNNY LYON
DURWOOD STRUBE
TOM HOLMES
SMILY WEAVER
CAROLYN MARTIN
JIMMY WIDENER
KENNY FRAZIER