50 Years of Asleep at the Wheel! Founded in Paw Paw, West Virginia in 1970 by country legend Ray Benson, Asleep at the Wheel holds 10 Grammy awards, 20 studio albums, and 20 singles on the Country Billboard charts. Consistently, Benson has brought the best talents of Western Swing to the stage. Today he sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar alongside Katie Shore (fiddle, vocals), David Sanger (drums), Eddie Rivers (steel guitar, sax), Dennis Ludiker (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Josh Hoag (bass), Connor Forsyth (piano, vocals), and Jay Reynolds (sax, clarinet). They began with a simple goal: to play and help revive American roots music--50 years later, they’re still going strong!