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Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel
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Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel Talks Abilene Concert, Future Projects + More in Exclusive Interview [AUDIO]

Ray Benson is a legend whose band, Asleep at the Wheel has carried the torch for western swing music for over four decades. He's introduced this fun, unique brand of music to fans throughout the world, and shows no sign of stopping now. As Ray prepares to visit Abilene for a special fundraising performance with the Abilene ISD Orchestra, fiddle group, Revolution on December 13th at the Abilene Civic Center, he took some time to talk with us.

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Abilene Bands Set to Play Concert to Help Local Friend with Cancer

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Abilene bands are the greatest on the planet. Yes, they bicker and squabble from time to time, but who doesn't, right? But, when it's time to show strength, solidarity, and compassion, these guys and girls always step up to the plate for what's good.

Save the Brains is a benefit concert that will take place Saturday, December 1st at Billiards Backroom.

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Toys For Tots
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Lucky Mule Saloon in Abilene Will Host Toys 4 Tots Benefit Concert December 7th

Live music lovers, here's an opportunity for you to go out, have fun and help out a great cause this Christmas season. The Lucky Mule Saloon in Abilene will hold a concert on Friday night, December 7th to benefit Toys 4 Tots. Bring an unwrapped toy or a minimum $5 donation to the door, and enjoy a night of some of the best live music Abilene has to offer.

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Americans Are Still Traveling This Thanksgiving, Just Not Very Far

Holiday travel will bring increased traffic to the American highways this Thanksgiving weekend. However, with many families still simply trying to operate day-to-day on shoestring budgets, people are expected to plan shorter trips to carve their turkeys this year as a means to save money on fuel and other expenses.

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Kenny Chesney
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Kenny Chesney’s 2013 ‘No Shoes Nation’ Tour Announced [VIDEO]

Kenny Chesney is striking while the iron is hot. On the heels of wrapping up his record-breaking 'Brothers of the Sun' tour with Tim McGraw, Kenny is putting together another extended road trip. This time around,

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Miranda Lambert / Dierks Bentley at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards
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Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley Going on Tour Together in 2013

Just a couple weeks ago, Miranda Lambert wrapped up her 'On Fire' tour. But she's ready to hit the road again, and just announced that she'll be teaming up with Dierks Bentley for this go-around.

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Casey Donahew Band
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Casey Donahew Band and Gary Kyle Coming to the Lucky Mule in Abilene November 29th [VIDEO]

Casey Donahew is fast becoming an upper-tier talent on the Texas music scene, and with good reason. His albums are all good (His latest, 'Double-Wide Dream', cracked the top 10 on the US country charts), with songs that you can sing along to. His live show is solid and entertaining. And along with Gary Kyle, the Casey Donahew Band will be making a return visit to Abilene and the Lucky Mule Saloon on Thursday, November 29th.

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Aaron Watson CD Release Party Coming to the Lucky Mule Saloon Friday, November 16th

No album release from Aaron Watson would be complete without a visit to Abilene to celebrate. Not to worry. The new album, 'Real Good Time' is out, and Aaron is coming to throw a party in celebration of its release on Friday night, November 16th at the Lucky Mule Saloon. 

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Hayes Carll
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Hayes Carll Coming to the Lucky Mule Saloon October 19th [VIDEO]

Hayes Carll has carved his niche in the music industry. He is a clever, quirky, country/Americana singer and songwriter who has the ability to connect with music lovers across genres lines. Along with Austin-based singer/songwriter Jason Eady, Hayes Carll is coming to the Lucky Mule Saloon on Friday, October 19th.

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Lee Brice
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Country Star Lee Brice Set to Perform at the Lucky Mule November 8th [VIDEO]

Getty Images, Jason MerrittLee Brice is taking the country music scene by storm. After having great success with his debut album, 'Love Like Crazy', Lee released 'Hard 2 Love' earlier this year. Not only did it reached #2 on the country album charts, but the first single, 'Woman Like You' went to #1 on the country singles chart, and currently sits at #5 with the title track to his latest CD. A 'Best New Artist of the Year' CMA Award nominee, Lee Brice is coming to the Lucky Mule Saloon in Abilene on Thursday, November 8th. Talented Texas singer/songwriter Mike Ryan will open the show.

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George Strait announces his farewell tour in Nashville, TN
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George Strait is Making Sentimental Stops on His ‘Cowboy Rides Away’ Tour

George Strait's upcoming tour may be his last, but there promises to be plenty of opportunity to bid King George farewell in person. As of now, Strait has plans to visit at least 40 cities into 2014. But the first leg of the 'Cowboy Rides Away' tour doesn't just form a straight line from one major city to another. The 21-city stretch includes stops in some places that are special to the country legend.

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Turnpike Troubadours Coming to Abilene to Help Celebrate the Lucky Mule Saloon’s 4th Anniversary September 27th

The Turnpike Troubadours are no strangers to Abilene. If you caught them during their last visit in June - or any other time for that matter - you understand why the Lucky Mule Saloon is anxious to bring them back so quickly. This is a great band that is gaining popularity. As part of the Lucky Mule's 4th Anniversary celebration, The Turnpike Troubadours will be playing Thursday night, September 27th with special guest Six Market Blvd.

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