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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
    3 songs

    Outlaw Country

    Outlaw Country
    1 song

Albums by
Ryan Bingham

Top Songs by
Ryan Bingham

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