Today, Big Spring resident Bob Lewis, more commonly known as “Tumbleweed Smith,” enters his 50th year of doing his radio program, the “Sound of Texas.” Tumbleweed has said that when he began his program in 1969 his goal was to explore the spirit, flavor, and character of the Lone Star State.
The first “Sound of Texas” program featured actor Jon Voight, star of the movie Midnight Cowboy, which had a few scenes filmed in Big Spring. Since then, Tumbleweed has traveled state-wide capturing entertaining stories from the interesting characters of Texas.
Tumbleweed went on to say that even though he’s beginning his 50th year with the program, he still feels like he’s only scratched the surface.
You can listen to the Sound of Texas, every weekday between 8:10 AM and 8:15 AM on KBest Country 95.7 and The Mighty 1490 AM.