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Ryan Bingham

Americana singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham was raised in rural Texas, where years of hardscrabble ranch work and rodeo competitions would later lend a sense of authenticity to his music. Living alone since his mid-teens, Bingham shuttled back and forth between Southwestern border towns and relatives' homes, often sleeping in his truck after rodeo shows. It was during those treks that he began entertaining friends with the guitar, an instrument he'd learned at the age of 17 from a mariachi neighbor. Drawing inspiration from Bob Dylan, Marshall Tucker, and Bob Wills -- all of whom populated the jukebox of The Halfway Bar, a roadhouse owned by Bingham's uncle (whose musical tastes influenced those of his nephew) -- Bingham fashioned a road-weary sound that piqued the interest of a barroom proprietor in Stephenville, TX. Bingham was offered a weekly residency at the bar; soon after, he began issuing self-released albums like Lost Bound Rails and Wishbone Saloon. The material was brought to the attention of Nashville heavyweights Lost Highway Records, who signed Bingham and issued his major-label debut, Mescalito (featuring production by Marc Ford, former guitarist for the Black Crowes), in October 2007. Mescalito was well received by critics, with Rolling Stone aptly comparing Bingham's raw, scratchy voice to that of "Steve Earle's dad." After supporting the album with ample tour dates, the songwriter reprised his relationship with Marc Ford, who produced 2009's Roadhouse Sun. Later that year, he joined another music veteran -- producer/songwriter T-Bone Burnett -- in contributing music to the film Crazy Heart. Revolving around the the attempted comeback of a down-and-out country singer, Crazy Heart became one of the year's highest-praised films and won a Golden Globe and an Oscar for "The Weary Kind," one of Bingham's original compositions written with T-Bone Burnett, the soundtrack's musical director and producer. Bingham and his band the Dead Horses followed it with the album Junky Star in September of 2010, produced by Burnett. Bingham left Lost Highway after three albums and released 2012's Tomorrowland, recorded in Malibu, CA and co-produced by Bingham and Justin Stanley, on Bingham' s own newly created Axster Bingham Records imprint. ~ Andrew Leahey
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Stations Featuring
Ryan Bingham


    16 songs

    Alt Country

    Alt Country
    4 songs

    Outlaw Country

    Outlaw Country
    1 song

Albums by
Ryan Bingham

Top Songs by
Ryan Bingham

  1.   Song
  2.   Bread & Water
  3.   The Weary Kind
  4.   Southside of Heaven
  5.   Depression by Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses
  6.   Country Roads
  7.   Hallelujah by Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses
  8.   Hard Times
  9.   The Poet by Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses
  10.   Sunrise
  11.   Bluebird
  12.   Day Is Done
  13.   All Choked Up Again by Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses
  14.   Junky Star by Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses
  15.   Tell My Mother I Miss Her So
  16.   Lay My Head on the Rail by Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses
  17.   I Don't Know
  18.   Rollin Highway Blues
  19.   Dollar a Day
  20.   The Road I'm On
  21.   For What It's Worth
  22.   A Country Called Home
  23.   Neverending Show
  24.   Keep It Together
  25.   Rising of the Ghetto
  26.   Guess Who's Knocking
  27.   Flower Bomb
  28.   Strange Feelin' in the Air by Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses
  29.   Ever Wonder Why
  30.   Top Shelf Drug
  31.   No Help from God
  32.   Hard Worn Trail by Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses
  33.   Hey Hey Hurray
  34.   The Other Side
  35.   Wishing Well
  36.   I Heard 'Em Say
  37.   Ghost of Travelin' Jones
  38.   Rainy Day Woman
  39.   Gun Fightin Man
  40.   Darlin
  41.   Radio
  42.   My Diamond Is Too Rough
  43.   Fear and Saturday Night
  44.   Lonesome Valley
  45.   Beg for Broken Legs
  46.   Yesterday's Blues by Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses
  47.   The Wandering by Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses
  48.   Self-Righteous Wall by Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses
  49.   Direction of the Wind by Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses
  50.   Snake Eyes
  51.   Heart of Rhythm
  52.   Never Far Behind
  53.   Island in the Sky
  54.   Adventures of You and Me
  55.   Hands of Time
  56.   Endless Ways
  57.   Broken Heart Tattoos
  58.   Too Deep to Fill
  59.   Boracho Station
  60.   The Taker
  61.   Snow Falls in June
  62.   Nobody Knows My Trouble
  63.   You Are Blind (with Dialog)
  64.   Roadhouse Blues
  65.   Sunshine
  66.   Don't Wait for Me
  67.   Long Way From Georgia
  68.   Take It Easy Mama
  69.   Change Is
  70.   If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)
  71.   Dylan's Hard Rain
  72.   Until I'm One With You
  73.   Back by the River
  74.   Western Shore

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