This is a historical site for
The Western Music Association award-winning 'cowboy swing' group from Fort Worth, Texas, active from 1997-2012. ( ... we were together longer than The Beatles ... )
5 CDs by The Texas Trailhands
In 1997, the four originating TTT members were...
'Miss Devon' Dawson 'Roncho Ron' McRuiz 'Hoot Al' Chapman 'Chuckwagon Chuck' Dawson
Fiddlin' gal, Rodeo Kate, joined us in 1999, and we had that ideal five until 2005.
With this configuaration the band won
Western Music Association (now IWMA) AWARDS
*Album of The Year 2001 - In The Moo
*Album of The Year 2002 - Lone Star Swing
*Album of The Year 2005 - San Antonio Waltz
Western Music Association
"Western Swing Group Of The Year"
2004, 2005, 2006, & 2007
Academy of Western Artists
Group of the Year 2000
Rodeo Kate won
WMA Instrumentalist of the Year 2005
Miss Devon won AWA Female Performer Of The Year 2009
Wonderful lead guitarist, 'Red River Rick' Bush offcially joined us in 2006, re-establishing our five
Rick Bush passed away in January 2017. Roncho Ron McRuiz passed away in August 2019 Vaya Con Dios, Mi Amigos.