Edgar Leon Rausch was born on October 2, 1927, in Billings, Missouri, and died on May 14, 2019.
He was known as “the voice” of “Weave Wills and his Texas Playboys.”
He was lead vocalist from 1958 until the mid-60s when he made his own band “The New Texas Playboys”.
Wills asked Rausch to rejoin the Texas Playboys to record his last collection “For the Last Time” in 1973.
After Wills kicked the bucket in 1975, he and the first Texas Playboys kept on the account and visit until the band played the last show in 1986.
Regardless he plays out every year at the Bob Wills day celebration the most recent few days of April in Turkey, Texas at the Bob Wills people group focus.
The music of The Texas Playboys is “Western Swing.”
In 2011, the Texas Legislature received a goal assigning western swing as the official “State Music of Texas”.
He showed up as a band artist in the 1998 Stephen Frears film The Hi-Lo Country, in a scene including one of the film’s features — Don Walser’s interpretation of “I’ll Hold You in My Heart.”
Edgar Leon Rausch passed away at 91 years in Fort Worth, Texas.