A larger-than-life figure and a lgened in his
own time, Bob Wills was a major star for over five decades. From playing
radio dates and dances as a member of the Aladdin Laddies
and the Light Crust Doughboys in the early thirties, to barnstorming tours
across the Southwest playing dance halls with the Texas Playboys, Wills was an innovator and an
entertainer par excellence, as well as a major influence on country stars
like Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, George Strait and Ray Benson.
Now Bob Wills's remarkable career and extraordinary life can be seen in a very
personal way in this exceptional biography and moving memoir written by his daughter,
Rosetta. Revealing the inside story of Wills's offstage life, "The King
of Western Swing"through narrative, letter
extracts, postcards, diary excerpts, and many never-before-seen archival
photographschronicles five generations of the Wills family in this intertwining
tale of a country music legend and the daughter he left behind.
Rosetta Will's fasination for music comes naturally. Her articles about
her famous father and other mystical musicians have appeared in various
publications. Her first Bob Wills piece was published in Nashville's
Journal of Country Music23 years after The Country Music Foundation
had inducted him into The Hall of Fame. Rosetta Wills lives in Austin, Texas.