By Dave Alexander
Welcome to my new column “On the Road with Dave Alexander.” It’s an honor to share my musical friends and experiences with North Texas Farm and Ranch.
So many people ask me, “When will you be playing somewhere around this area?” Or “Where can we go to hear some really great Texas music and dance?” Well, for all you Texas music fans, and I’m speaking primarily of Texas country and western swing, your wishes have been answered.
Each year Wichita Falls hosts the granddaddy of them all, The Legends of Western Swing Music Festival. This year marks its 29th year, produced by the Grand Dam of Western Swing, Ms. Gloria Miers.
What makes this event so special? Well, over the past 29 years it has been held at several different venues around the state. It first began in Canton then on to Texarkana, Snyder, and finally Wichita Falls. It all began when Dewey Miers, Gloria’s late husband, who loved Western Swing and Texas music so much, decided it was time to just throw his own party and invite all his Texas music-loving friends, and the rest is history. To read more pick up a copy of the April 2016 issue of NTFR.