Mar 5, 2023
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Today is Sunday, March 5th, 2023 and it’s a big day here on The Troubadour! This episode unofficially marks the beginning of our 6th season of The Troubadour Podcast! And I’ve got to give some credit where it’s due. If Carly Evans hadn’t agreed to join me on this little idea of mine, after I struggled through that first season of about a dozen episodes on my own, I can tell you with 100% confidence, The Troubadour would have never made it this far. So a huge shout out to my wonderful co-host and friend, Carly!
There’s another reason why today’s episode is so special. Back in the 1990s when I was spending lots of time in the cab of a tractor or swather during my teens, songs from today’s guests were in regular rotation on the local FM station. As you’ll hear on the show today, the band McBride & The Ride was formed in 1989 as a brain-child of Nashville record producer Tony Brown. Tony was aware of individual talent he saw in Terry McBride, Ray Herndon and Billy Thomas and brought them together and the band was formed. After a good run together, which included 5 top 5 singles back then, the group eventually went their separate ways but all remained active musicians, playing and writing for some of the best artists in country music.
But now in 2023, the band is back at it, releasing new music and touring as a group again. Carly and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have them as guests on today’s show. If you’ll recall, Terry was our guest on Episode #100, and to have the entire group here on today’s show was simply a thrill.
Within the show notes for today’s episode, you can check out the YouTube link for their new single “Marlboros and Avon” complete with their signature and unforgettable harmonies.
This interview was certainly a pleasure to be a part of and I can’t wait to catch the band live sometime soon. For you Texas listeners, McBride & The Ride will be playing at the Kenney Store in Kenney, TX on April 28th , and they’ll be at The Texan Theatre in Cleveland, TX on April 29th. For my Kansas brethren, they’ll be playing at Knuckleads in Kansas City on June 1st.
So let’s get to it! Here comes Episode #169 and our visit with Terry McBride, Ray Herndon and Billy Thomas of McBride & The Ride.