Slacker Logo
Tuning

Artist

Ryan Bingham

ON AIR
Advertisement
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
Read More Read Less

Stations Featuring
Ryan Bingham

    Americana

    Americana
    16 songs

    Alt Country

    Alt Country
    3 songs

    Outlaw Country

    Outlaw Country
    1 song

Albums by
Ryan Bingham

Top Songs by
Ryan Bingham

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