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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   

Stay tuned for upcoming events

You're invited to the Annual Halloween Party !

At the "Church" -------  Saturday nite,  Oct 29,2016,  about  7 pm. 

There  is also a  "spook house"  and "Bingo" at the Bob Wills Center,  for kids of all ages , &,  "trick or treating" all around town. 

      We'll have Music & Dancing & Fun for  all, with the (COWS) Band & special Guests,  so,  maybe U can make  some or all of the festivities in town.   Costumes are optional, but, the more the merrier.  

We'll have soft drinks & snacks , and pot luck fixins, so,bring a favorite dish if U have one, or any trimmings U might like, & come on out ---------------We’ll see U there------------ahh haa !!


 Doris & Henry  Baker                                        Admission Free: 

 580-313-0210                                                      Everyone's Welcome 

                            Help keep Turkey  "Swinging" !


  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!

2007 Church of Western Swing