Courtesy of Big Machine Records
NASHVILLE, TN (JUNE 22, 2020) – Revered Country bluesman Ray Wylie Hubbard enlists SiriusXM/Americana cowgirls Paula Nelson and Elizabeth Cook on his latest release, “Drink Till I See Double.” Saddling up at Saxon’s Pub, watch Hubbard and Nelson’s performance here. The new track is another glimpse into his highly-anticipated collaborations album, CO-STARRING, due July 10 via Big Machine Records – pre-order now.
“Paula and Elizabeth are just so rebellious and cool, they’ll say anything,” Hubbard shares. “Women are fearless, and they put it out there. Writing about them is about the best thing there is.”
Hubbard co-wrote the bawdy barroom stumble with Ronnie Dunn, the pair cleverly namechecking Reba McEntire and Gary Busey in the dirty, downhome lyrics. Listen to how the song came about – https://RWH.lnk.to/DTISD_SBTS.
“It’s just an old school, two-steppin’ Country song,” he continued, “I’m very proud of it and grateful they came in and really made it work.”
As much a renegade poet as a roadhouse saint, Hubbard wrote and produced each song on his upcoming 17th studio album. Earthy, real, funky, unabashed, his records have been swapped and played on the road by everyone from Blackberry Smoke and Georgia Satellites to Black Stone Cherry. “Snake Farm” alone could be the red-blooded touring male’s reality-based point of connection. 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. For the latest information, visit raywylie.com and follow Hubbard on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.