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

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