Asleep At The Wheel is a western swing band which has won nine grammies, and has been active since 1970. They began in West Virginia and on their first big show, they opened for Hot Tuna and Alice Cooper in Washington DC. Three years later, at the request of Doug Sahm and Willie Nelson, the band moved to house their headquarters in Austin, Texas which is still their home base today. They have performed on the television series Austin City Limits a record ten times. In 1977 they were voted as best Country and Western band by Rolling Stone. They have toured with Bob Dylan and appeared in a film with Meat Loaf called Roadies and have shared stages with Vince Gill, Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris.

Over the years, members of the band have been many. Presently their roster includes Ray Benson, Jason Roberts, David Sanger, David Miller, John Whitby, Haydn Vitera, and Eddie Rivers. Though the names have changed, the band has consistently been one of the most entertaining, feel-good party bands ever to grace concert arenas and opera houses. Some of the songs they're best known for include One O’Clock Jump, The Letter That Johnny Walker Read, and Choo Choo Ch’Boogie.