Ray Wylie Hubbard
|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass|
|Tags:||country americana texas alt-country singer-songwriter texas country outlaw country country-rock folk rock rock|
|Decades:||1970s 1990s 2000s|
13 November 1946, Soper, Oklahoma, USA. Much of Hubbards initial fame rested on his songwriting. Jerry Jeff Walker recorded his composition Up Against The Wall, Redneck Mother, turning it into a left-field country standard. Hubbard formed the Cowboy Twinkies who released a self-titled debut for Warner Brother Records in 1975, but the albums failure led to the bands break-up. Hubbard went on to record his solo debut, before performing with Walkers old back-up band as the Ray Wylie Hubbard Band.
Hubbards solo work has attracted increasing critical and commercial success through succeeding decades. His collection, Lost Train Of Thought, was self-released in 1992 and sold at shows throughout his home state of Texas. Despite its low-key origins, it introduced many to his intelligent, uncompromising songwriting. The contents included a moving duet with Willie Nelson (These Eyes), plus several...