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

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