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Wade Bowen

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Born and raised in Waco, Texas, singer/songwriter Wade Bowen started his musical career in the band West 84 with longtime friend Matt Miller. In 2001, after flirting with the idea of life outside of the music business (he graduated from Texas Tech with a public relations degree), Bowen decided to head out on his own, self-releasing his 2002 debut Try Not to Listen and playing up to 250 gigs a year. The hard work eventually paid off as the title track climbed into the Top Ten on the Texas music chart, and the rising star began planning his follow-up. Live at the Blue Light and Lost Hotel arrived in 2006; both were released on the Sustain label and earned him an audience outside of Texas. Collaborations with Pat Green, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Radney Foster, Randy Rogers, Brandon Rhyder, Bleu Edmondson, and brother-in-law Cody Canada of Cross Canadian Ragweed followed, with a new album, If We Ever Make It Home, arriving in 2008. If We Ever Make It Home wound up peaking at number 29 on Billboard's Country albums charts, the first time he popped up on the charts. Before he delivered another studio set, he released Live at Billy Bob's Texas in 2010. Bowen signed to the Sony-distributed BNA Records for 2012's The Given, which went to number nine on the country album charts; its single "Saturday Night" topped out at 39. Not long after The Given's release, though, BNA restructured and Bowen was once again independent. He released an eponymous album in 2014, and commercially it performed just as well as its major-supported predecessor. One year later, he had his greatest success with Hold My Beer, Vol. 1, a duet album with Randy Rogers; it went all the way to number four. The next year, he released the country gospel-themed Then Sings My Soul: Songs for My Mother on his Bowen Sounds label. Another collaboration with Rogers, Watch This, arrived months later. In early 2018, Bowen issued Solid Ground. ~ James Christopher Monger
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Top Tracks

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  2.   So Long 6th Street
  3.   Saturday Night
  4.   Lady Bug by Randy Rogers
  5.   Songs About Trucks
  6.   Fell in Love on Whiskey
  7.   Death, Dyin' and Devilled Eggs
  8.   God Bless This Town
  9.   Who I Am by West 84
  10.   To Live Is to Fly
  11.   Red Headed Woman
  12.   Standards by Randy Rogers
  13.   Nobody's Fool
  14.   Acuna
  15.   Beat Me Down
  16.   West Texas Rain
  17.   It's Been a Great Afternoon by Randy Rogers
  18.   Trouble
  19.   Before These Walls Were Blue
  20.   Mood Ring
  21.   Calling All Demons
  22.   Anchor
  23.   Couldn't Make You Love Me
  24.   Lay It All on You
  25.   Walkin' Along the Fenceline
  26.   Hangin' Out in Bars by Randy Rogers
  27.   You Had Me at My Best
  28.   Get Away
  29.   Matches
  30.   I Had My Hopes Up High by Randy Rogers
  31.   Hungover
  32.   Honky Tonk Road
  33.   Daddy and the Devil
  34.   Yours Alone
  35.   Compass Rose
  36.   7.30
  37.   Day of the Dead
  38.   Reasons to Quit by Randy Rogers
  39.   Good Luck with That by Randy Rogers
  40.   In the Next Life by Randy Rogers
  41.   I'm Gonna Go
  42.   Sweet Leona
  43.   Long Enough to Be a Memory
  44.   When It's Reckless
  45.   Watch Her Drive
  46.   My California
  47.   Say Anything
  48.   On My Way to Wonderful
  49.   Patch of Bad Weather
  50.   A Battle Won
  51.   Bottle into Gold
  52.   Ghost in This Town
  53.   Turn on the Lights
  54.   If We Ever Make It Home
  55.   Lost Hotel
  56.   When I Woke Up Today
  57.   Lynnville Train
  58.   07.30
  59.   Broken Glass
  60.   Tired of Being Alone by West 84
  61.   Starting Right Now
  62.   Windfall
  63.   Walkin' Shoes by Brandon Rhyder
  64.   Crazy Enough
  65.   Broken Reflection (Troubadour's Prayer)
  66.   It's All Over Town
  67.   Resurrection
  68.   One Step Closer
  69.   Not Finished Yet
  70.   Please Come to Boston
  71.   Why Can't You Love Me?
  72.   Just for Fun by West 84
  73.   Sun Shines on a Dreamer
  74.   Welcome Mat
  75.   You Ain't Got Me
  76.   Lost Control of My Heart
  77.   Handle
  78.   All That's Left
  79.   Perfect Silence
  80.   Doug's Song featuring Seth James
  81.   Mystery of a Woman
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