Jon’s Ramblin’s Posted in: Opinions Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys put western swing in the spotlight. I grew up listening to their music. Bob was born in East Texas, the son of a share-cropper. When Bob was about 8 or 9 years old they moved to a farm between the North Fork of the Red River ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!