The final touches are being added to the recorded versions of the songs, and the album will go to press sometime soon. Look for more of these great songs to appear here on the site. Be sure to follow us on our social media channels to get the latest updates to tour schedules and song releases.
You can find a nice sampler of the show on the home page under the Featured Video section.
In the meantime, enjoy this short edit of some of the Bob Wills tunes that will be part of the show.
For many years, Hyram has devoted himself to playing all the shows he can squeeze into a calendar year as well as session recording and promoting and producing new artists and new songs.
This year, he has been recognized as one of Western Music’s top instrumental players.
The AWA voted Hyram to get top honors in his category, and he is also nominated for “Instrumentalist of the Year” for the upcoming Josie Music Awards Show on September 21, 2019 at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN. Congratulations, Hyram!
The last few months have been busy and exciting for Hyram and friend Lonnie Spiker, getting songs recorded, videos produced, and setting the stage for a brand new show. Hopefully you’ll get to see a brand new schedule that includes tour dates/locations for The Swangers Tribute to Bob Wills! Some of the songs are already available as singles on the Music page – you can hear clips of the songs before you decide what you want to purchase by clicking on the Swangers cover or the Read More button under the image.
Songs included in the recent release:
Right or Wrong
San Antonio Rose
We’ll post more news as it happens, but keep a lookout for more on this exciting show – it may be coming to a venue NEAR YOU!
You may have seen the item that Hyram was nominated for Instrumentalist of the Year for 2018 Josie Music Awards Show. For many years now, Hyram as been working with local musicians in the studio, on the road and behind the scenes helping them get songs recorded, playing live gigs, writing and producing music.
In the last part of 2018, some of Hyram’s original songs hit high on the Nashville charts. Both Equinox and Skinnerback (found here) did well in local markets.
This year Hyram is scheduled to appear on some more nomination lists. Here’s what we have so far:
Nominated for “Instrumentalist of the Year” of the Year” for the Academy of Western Artists Awards Show in Fort Worth, Texas on March 14th.
Nominated to be inducted into the Northwest Western Swing Music Hall of Fame later this year.
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(now folks…. THAT OUGHT TO DRIVE THEM NUTS FOR SURE…!!!! lol)