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McBride & The Ride EP Release Show
Wednesday, Aug 9, 2023
Celebrate the release of ACM/CMA nominated band, McBride & The Ride’s, new EP Marlboros & Avon with a special event at Ole Red. With “tried-and-true ’90s harmonies” (People Magazine), twangy steel, and driving grooves, their exciting live set will be stone cold country music at its finest. Since their reunification, the band has been steadily building their return starting with the release of the EP title track “Marlboros & Avon” last fall. This delightfully nostalgic song set the stage for an act that is not simply coasting off their 90s accolades, but emerging refreshed and ready to entertain. After a couple decades individually honing their chops playing with artists like Brooks & Dunn, Lyle Lovett, and Vince Gill, their musicianship and combined starpower is a force to be reckoned with.
When they first began releasing music in 1989, McBride & The Ride released three acclaimed albums Burnin’ Up The Road, Sacred Ground, and Hurry Sundown, with hit singles like “Love on the Loose, Heart on the Run,” “Sacred Ground,” “Going Out of My Mind,” and many more. In the spring of 2021, they announced they were reuniting and going back in the studio to record new music. Though the band has been on and off over time, its members have thrived through their individual careers. Ray Herndon has been Lyle Lovett’s lead guitarist since 1985 and has had songs cut by Kenny Chesney and Linda Davis. Terry McBride has written major hits for Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire and Cody Johnson. He toured with Brooks & Dunn through most of their biggest years playing bass & writing songs. Billy Thomas moved to Nashville from Los Angeles in 1987 and immediately started working with Vince Gill and many other country stars (Emmylou Harris, Patty Loveless). He’s been Gill’s drummer on the road and in the studio ever since. The trio’s upcoming EP, Marlboros & Avon, produced by all three members, is their first offering of original music in nearly 30 years.