Considered one of the elite Western swing dance bands in the world, The Cornell Hurd Band’s repertoire of Western Swing, Texas standards, truck drivin’ music, rockabilly, boogie-woogie, and jitterbug numbers is unmatched. The band plays all the famous Texas bars and clubs, but they are also in demand overseas. In June, 2007, they performed at the annual Red Cross Gala in Geneva, Switzerland. A year earlier, Cornell and his posse co-headlined the Country Night Gstaad Festival, also in Switzerland, with Clay Walker and Rhett Atkins. They also headlined the Country Music Festival in France in 2005.
“Western Swing? Country? Rock ‘n Roll? A show band?
Truth is, they are probably all of these things and more”.
– Steve England, Western Swing Monthly
“The extended ensemble…plays some of the tightest music you’ve ever heard”.
– Stephen W. Terrell, No Depression Magazine
“If you’re hoping for a band that values its dancers as much as it values
a solid country tune, Cornell’s your man.”
– Margaret Moser, Austin Chronicle
Faded Love, Deep Water, Time Changes Everything
San Antonio Rose, Bluebonnet Lane
You Don’t Care What Happens To Me
Waltz Across Texas
I Dreamed of An Old Love Affair
Heart Over Mind, City Lights
Don’t You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me?
A Way To Survive, Invitation To The Blues
Honky Tonk Girl, Wild Side of Life
Pick Me Up on Your Way Down (Charlie Walker)
I Don’t Hurt Anymore (Hank Snow)
A Fool Such As I (Hank Snow/Elvis)
Viva Las Vegas (Elvis Presley)
Love Rollercoaster (Big Joe Turner)
Seven Nights To Rock (Nick Lowe)
My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You (Ray Price/Bob Wills)
There’s Still A Lot of Love in San Antone (Darrell McCall)
Westphalia Waltz (Cotton Collins)
Route 66 (Asleep at the Wheel)
I Don’t Know Why I Love You, But I Do (Clarence “Frogman” Henry)
Whiskey River (Willie Nelson/Johnny Bush)
Last Date (Floyd Cramer)
There Are Strange Things Happening Every Day (Sister Rosetta Tharpe)
Party Time (Ronnie Dawson)
Ten Gallon Boogie (Pee Wee King)
Linda Lu (Ray Sharpe)
Black Smoke Blowin’ Over 18 Wheels (Red Simpson)