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

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