The Art of Doing

Western Swing Music Legend, Ray Benson on Living the Dream

Ray Benson, frontman of Asleep At The Wheel, on living the dream: “If you can do anything else, than do that. But if you can’t be happy unless you’re a working musician performing every night than this is what you’ve got to do.”

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Any one of us can fantasize about becoming the next X, Y or Z, whether it’s Steve Jobs, Justin Bieber or Julia Child. Well, of course, we all have dreams of spending our days engaged in what we’re passionate about. But how do you do it?

Writing our book, we had the chance to speak to dozens of extraordinary people who are doing just that—living their dreams. When we talked to Ray Benson, leader of the Austin-based, nine-time Grammy award winning Western Swing band, Asleep At The Wheel, about what it takes to keep the dream of playing music alive for over 40 years he told us: Continue reading “Western Swing Music Legend, Ray Benson on Living the Dream”