Lampasas, Texas native Terry McBride is heading back to the Lone Star State this Summer and we definitely encourage you to catch a show while he’s here! McBride performed at our TMP Songwriter Competition last year, and we were blown away with just how great of a show it was. While his songwriting credits are a “who’s who” of country music superstars, he’s also been making quite the impact on Texas. With cuts on Cody Johnson’s, Josh Ward’s, and Triston Marez’s recent records (just to name a few), his summer runs in Texas, putting out music to Texas radio from his 2017 EP Hotels and Highways, and offering a co-writing session to this year’s winner of our songwriter competition he’s certainly making his presence felt in his home state! Here’s where you can catch him this summer!
More on Terry McBride:
In 1989, Terry traveled to Nashville and the songs he had been writing found their way to MCA President Tony Brown, who would later go on to sign Terry to a recording contract with the label. Terry’s group, McBride & The Ride, recorded four albums for MCA, racking up several top five singles over the next few years, including “Sacred Ground” a #1 Single in 1992. McBride also received two million airplay awards for his writing credits for “Just One Night” and “Going Out of my Mind.” McBride & The Ride received CMA and ACM Nominations for Vocal Group of the Year before eventually disbanding in 1995. After McBride & the Ride disbanded, Terry began to focus most of his attention on songwriting, and through the years since has had songs cut by other artists such as Garth Brooks, George Strait, Reba McEntire, Hank Williams Jr., Ronnie Dunn, Kix Brooks, Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins, Easton Corbin, Lost Frequencies, Kenny Rogers, John Anderson, Cole Swindell, Jim Lauderdale, Chase Bryant, Clare Dunn, Ricky Van Shelton, Jack Ingram, George Ducas, David Ball, Casey James, Wade Hayes, Gretchen Wilson, Andy Griggs, Jedd Hughes, Jason Michael Carroll, James Otto, Gord Bamford, Emerson Drive and Rosie Flores. In 2004 Terry co-wrote American Idol finalist Josh Gracin’s top five single “Stay With Me/Brass Bed”. He followed that up by co-writing “Play Something Country” with Ronnie Dunn, which was the fastest rising single of Brooks and Dunn’s career and was also the final #1 song for the award-winning duo. Terry has had over 25 songs recorded by Brooks & Dunn, which led to 13 singles and 12 BMI million air awards.
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