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