In the late 1930s, the band established itself in Tulsa, Oklahoma, making daily radio appearances, playing nightly in a local ballroom and touring the "southwest territories."
In 1943, after being discharged from the army, Bob Wills relocated to California.
The heart of the Texas Playboys' style was southern string band music.
Old fiddle tunes and other types of dance songs
Combined with elements from big-band swing, including call-and-response riffs, and instruments such as trumpets, saxophones, and the drum set