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"The Spirit of the West"

Set List
[90-minute show]

Don't Fence me In

Hills of Old Wyoming

Oklahoma Waltz

Deep In The Heart Of Texas

Oklahoma Hills
You Don’t Know Me
You’re From Texas
When The Bloom is On The Sage
Hold You In My Heart
Every Setting Sun
Western Boogie
Big Tulsa Medley

[featuring additional western swing selections performed by the band]

About the Artist

Over the past 25 years Texas music legend Dave Alexander has established himself as one of today's most sought-after country and western swing performers. The multi-instrumentalist and four-time Grammy nominee has gained national notoriety as a musician, writer, arranger, composer, performer, and conductor while mesmerizing his audiences with each performance as a world class entertainer.

When Dave is not performing with his own award winning Big Texas Swing Band, you’ll find him touring and recording with such artists as George Strait, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Sheryl Crow, Asleep At The Wheel, Tracy Byrd, Randy Travis, Dwight Yoakam and LeAnn Rimes.  

As an established conductor and music director, Dave continues in his 6th season at the podium with The Dallas Symphony Orchestra League, helping to raise over 20 million dollars for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.  Other musical directorships include 22 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, La Fiesta de las  sies Banderas (Highland Park Debutante Ball) Southern Methodist University, The Houston Rodeo, The National Finals Rodeo and most recently, The Tyler Rose Festival.

Dave has been inducted into numerous Halls of Fame including the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame. He currently holds the honor of having received the most Will Rogers Awards (6) by a single artist, including Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year, Two–Time Group of the Year, Song of the Year and Entertainer Of The Year.

In 2017 Alexander premiered his Western Symphonic Works with the Big Spring Symphony in Big Spring, Texas featuring music from his CD,  The Western Symphonic Works of Dave Alexander, which includes his own compositions along with Texas and Western Music favorites.

The family motto was  “Every player should teach and every teacher should play. ” says Alexander.  In keeping with the family tradition, Dave’s teaching credits include The University of North Texas, North Central Texas College, Arts Magnet High School at Booker T. Washington in Dallas, Texas and The Bob Wills Western Swing School of Music, established by Dave in 2012.

Now residing on his ranch in North Texas, Alexander began his life in music at age 4 when his father Ashley enrolled him in his 5th grade band class in Pernell, Oklahoma primarily because there was no kindergarten at the school.  He studied both classical and jazz throughout high school and went on to complete his studies at the University of North Texas in Denton.