Courtesy of Big Machine Records
WIMBERLEY, TX (February 10, 2022) – With an innate knack for transforming commonplace into profound, RAY WYLIE HUBBARD has created nuanced and naughty over the last five decades. His talents often escaping a siloed mainstream lens, those who are in the know relish in the Oklahoma-born, Texas-dwelling renegade poet. Electric Rock pairing with Lzzy Hale and John 5, “Naturally Wild,” arrives at midnight ET with signature guitar squeals and boisterous vocals. Watch the video + stream the song. The track follows “Hellbent for Leather” featuring Steve Earle as anticipation builds for CO-STARRING TOO on March 18.
Expanding on 2020’s CO-STARRING – the all-star project that included Don Was, Joe Walsh, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Dunn, Peter Rowan, Larkin Poe and Aaron Lee Tasjan, among others – Hubbard returns with another with a legion of misfits, both newcomers and icons alike. The Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Hall of Famer invites a musical cohort of Willie Nelson, Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers, Cross Canadian Ragweed founder Cody Canada, Hayes Carll, James McMurtry, Dalton Domino, Charlie Sexton, Gurf Morlix, Jaimee Harris, Wynonna Judd, Eliza Gilkyson, Lucas Hubbard, Ringo Starr, Steve Lukather, Ann Wilson, The Bluebonnets, Kathy Valentine, Kevin Russell, the Shiny Soul Sisters, The Last Bandoleros and The Band of Heathens for another bar-setting album.
“All the twists of life have led me to some pretty interesting scenarios and people along the way. I’ve been just lucky enough to find inspiration in witnessing it all,” says Hubbard. “I’m grateful for this new crop of tunes and hope those who’ve been with me on this journey find some they can groove with too.”
Officially announcing the project with a series of eccentric teasers across his socials, CO-STARRING TOO also caught the attention of Americana radio garnering the most adds with “Hellbent For Leather” upon release.
True to his roadhouse roots, the man who gave the world “Snake Farm,” “Drunken Poet’s Dream” and “Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother” is taking those fan-regaled hits and the new music to stages across the country with a full slate of tour dates including:
Friday, March 4 – Schroeder Hall | Goliad, TX
Saturday, March 5 – Haute Spot | Cedar Park, TX
Saturday, March 19 – Granada Theater | Dallas, TX
Thursday, March 24 – The Heights Theater | Houston, TX
Saturday, March 26 – Saxon Pub | Austin, TX
Friday, April 8 – 3rd & Lindsley | Nashville, TN
Saturday, April 9 – 3rd & Lindsley | Nashville, TN
Wednesday, April 13 – Sellersville Theater 1894 | Sellersville, PA
Thursday, April 14 – Sellersville Theater 1894 | Sellersville, PA
Friday, April 15 – City Winery | Washington, DC
Thursday, May 19 – Lincoln Theatre | Raleigh, NC
Saturday, May 28 – Red River Station BBQ | Saint Jo, TX
Thursday, June 23 – Gordy’s HWY 30 Music Festival 2022 | Filer, ID
Friday, August 5 – Luckenbach Texas | Fredericksburg, TX
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