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