Benson to Stage Bob Wills Musical

Ray Benson has co-written a musical based on the life of Bob Wills, scheduled to debut in Austin, Texas, on March 3. A Ride With Bob: From Austin to Tulsa will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Wills’ birth on March 6 and will incorporate a dramatic storyline and live performances of nearly a dozen songs. Benson’s band Asleep at the Wheel will hold mini-concerts after each performance. Wills, who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1968, died in 1975. Benson’s production is set to run through March 6.