Courtesy of Big Machine Records
NASHVILLE, TN (April 20, 2020) – Acclaimed singer/songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard establishes the tone of his gritty forthcoming album with “Bad Trick” featuring Ringo Starr, Don Was, Joe Walsh and Chris Robinson. The star-studded collaboration is amplified in the music video as the legendary musicians record together — watch here: https://RayWylieHubbard.lnk.to/BadTrick_VideoPR.
Hubbard conceptualized and produced CO-STARRING, his eclectic 10-track collection due July 10 via Big Machine Records and available for pre-order now. He invites other iconic musicians and eclectic voices on his 17th studio album, including bluegrass/folk legend Peter Rowan on the tender “Hummingbird,” emerging Nashville renegade Ashley McBryde on the tough girl homage “Outlaw Blood,” SiriusXM femme fatales Paula Nelson and Elizabeth Cook on the randy “Drink ‘Til I See Double” or the trippy rocker Aaron Lee Tasjan on the elegiac “Rock Gods.”
“I have believed in the rule that one should not sing their own praises, but with my new record on Big Machine Records, well I’m going to have to break that rule. Co-Starring has got grit, groove, tone and taste and is so righteously cool that small demons will drool, and little angels will want to line dance.” – Ray Wylie Hubbard
Earthy, real, funky, and unabashed, Hubbard’s records have been swapped and played on the road by everyone from Blackberry Smoke and Georgia Satellites to Black Stone Cherry. The Austin Music and Eric Church-inducted Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Famer was born in Soper, Oklahoma, went to high school with cosmic cowboy Michael Martin Murphey and spent his summers playing folk music in Red River, New Mexico. It all added to an iconoclastic, hell-bent for truths and textures in writing about the way outlaws live. That passion for the man who’s as much a renegade poet as a roadhouse saint resulted in an array of genres and ages joining for his first high-profile label release.