Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States (1951 – present)
Ray Benson is the front man of the Western swing band Asleep at the Wheel.
In 1970, Benson, a Jewish native of Philadelphia, formed Asleep at the Wheel with friends Lucky Oceans and Leroy Preston. The group relocated to Austin in 1973 after a suggestion from Willie Nelson .
Since then, the group has released more than 20 albums and earned 9 Grammy awards. Though the band's lineup has changed greatly over the years (about 90 people have been part of… read more
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