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  About   Church of Western Swing

“The Church of Western Swing” was started in 2000. It really began 20 years before that, when Gene Crownover started working with Henry Baker’s Band, out of Bartlesville, OK.

Soon, Glen (Blub) Rhees, Clarence Cagle, & Curly Lewis, were also playing in the band. Gene asked Henry to go to Turkey in 1982 to play bass on the Sat. afternoon show, because Leon Rausch had to leave for another job. He said, “If you ever go once, you’ll never miss a year”.    

  About   Turkey, Texas

Turkey is best known as the home of Bob Wills, the King of Western Swing
100 miles SE of Amarillo
100 miles NE of Lubbock
250 miles NW of Dallas

Population: 570 (2000)

Wills was a barber in Turkey during the 1920's. In his biography “Hubbin’ It”, Wills said that the lotions and soft-work of barbering kept his fingers pliable for playing the fiddle. It was a trade that many musicians shared, since the day work of barbering never interfered with dances and holiday celebrations. 

  About   Bob Wills 1969 Lincoln

This was the last car Bob Wills owned. Bob Wills 1969 Lincoln Continental with suicide doors was bought by

 B.J. Robison when Bob died in 1975. He never even tagged it after that. They would get it out, and, put it in the parade each year. After years of trying, B.J. finally agreed to sell Henry Baker the “Bob Car”. Henry brings it to Turkey each year, and, drives it to other Western Swing Events throughout the year. Henry bought it in 2000, and tagged it with tags that read “BWILLS”.

  Planning   Your Trip to Turkey

Click on the logo to get directions to Turkey Texas

  Watch   Our Photo Slideshow

Henry and Doris Baker invite you to look at some pictures of the many friends who come to The Church Of Western Swing.

Turkey 2010 Pictures just
added to end of slideshow.

Check It Out!

New pictures will be added after special occasions and
we hope that you will come see us here in Turkey!

 Watch  Wedding Pictures at C.O.W.S

Nothing like a wedding at the Church of Western Swing!

Come share the joy of these couples as they tie the knot in Turkey, Texas.

Upcoming  Calendar of Events   

Bob Wills Day 2015 information below

  Contact  The Church Of Western Swing

Contact us here at the Church Of Western Swing for more information about upcoming shows and get-togethers.  Stay All Night, Stay A Little Longer!

www.churchofwesternswing.net    BOB WILLS DAYS   2015

 Music and dancing start at the “Church” on Sunday, April  19th,  

 with nightly shows through Saturday, April  25 th , featuring the  

COWS BAND.  The BAND members are Henry & Doris Baker –  

Bobby Baker – Wayne Glasson – Odie James – Buster Redwine  

– Alfie Johns – Jimmy Burson – Lee Barlow --Lucy Dean Record—

Mike Evans--J D Barham, and, guests:    Leon Rausch – Greg

Gibbs - Jason Roberts & many others ---EXTRA, this year---

The Younger generation featured each night with Hot Gipsy Jazz,

With Colman Smith, Ginny Mac & bro, Glenn Mclaughlin, Roy

Williams (guitarist from New York City), and more----this, & much

More at the “Church of Western Swing” in Turkey Texas


The official Bob Wills Day is April  25 th this year.  A first this year

( Asleep at the Wheel ) outdoors on Saturday ----- For more

information on the Foundations schedule, go to  

 www.bobwillsday.com .

Doris & Henry Baker             come early & stay all week                            

580-313-0210                    Help keep Turkey  "Swinging" !

2007 Church of Western Swing