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