Cowboy Fiddler in Bob Wills' Band

978-1-57441-025-9 Paperback
6 x 9 x 0 in
168 pp. 20 b&w photos.
Pub Date: 04/01/1997


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Frankie McWhorter grew up in Bob Wills Country—the Texas Panhandle—and bought his first fiddle with his cowboy wages in 1950. He played with Clyde Chesser and the Texas Village Boys and the Miller Brothers Band before being asked to join Bob Wills and become the 463rd Texas Playboy—a band that had a tremendous impact on the country-western music field. McWhorter tells stories of touring with these bands and of his hours spent listening to Wills tell his stories.

McWhorter, who began cowboying in 1948, also reveals his adventures and misadventures with horses, cattle and other cowboys’ days on the JA Ranch.

Published by University of North Texas Press