Once, during the early 1980s, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel tried to escape from the enormous shadow that had blanketed the Western swing band since its 1973 debut album, which featured the immortal Bob Wills cut "Take Me Back to Tulsa." The Austin-based band had run into a brick wall: Money was drying up; album sales were way down; and audiences were shrinking. The band was $200,000 in debt in 1980, and Asleep couldn't get a record in... More >>>