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

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