Bob Wills Day - April
Sat, Apr 27, 2024

Bob Wills Day

Bob Wills Day is an American holiday dedicated to Bob Wills. He is the most famous singer of swing and country music. During his life he gained a huge number of fans all over the world, and his name became an integral part of the great history of American musical culture. The holiday is especially popular in the state of Texas, where the performer was born. It is celebrated on the last Saturday in April every year.


The story of Bob Wills Day begins back in 1905, when the future star of Western music was born in Texas. Bob had been passionate about music since childhood and was eager to develop in that direction. The real change in his life came in 1934, when the Texas Playboys band was formed. The founder himself took on the role of violinist. In 1937, guitarist Chamblin joined the group and the genre of songs took on a jazz character.

In the 40’s and 50’s the world saw hits of Wills, such as “Steel Guitar Rag”, “Faded Love” and many others, confidently occupying the top positions in the charts. His music combined unique features of swing, country and jazz, making his work unique. In 1962 the performer had a heart attack, but his band continued to play concerts without him, performing all his favorite hits.

Interesting facts

  • Bob Wills is considered the founder of the Western swing style.
  • In the band, Wills played folk fiddle.
  • The performer was inducted into the Hall of Fame of two genres of music, country and rock ‘n’ roll.

How to celebrate

Learn more about the life and work of Bob Wills. Listen to his most popular tracks.

Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask users if they like B. Wills’ music.

When is Bob Wills Day celebrated in 2024?

Bob Wills Day is observed on the last Saturday in April.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday April 27 2024
Saturday April 26 2025

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