Inspired by outlaw country stars of the '70s and '80s -- musicians like Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson -- Texas-raised singer-songwriter Matt Bowen is back on tour sharing his authentic country sound. With multiple chart-topping songs and albums under to his credit, Bowen will deliver his music on-stage at classic venues across his home state.
Wade Bowen background
Wade Bowen grew up in Waco, Texas, with a deep love and appreciation for music. He was originally a member of the band West 84 with his friend Matt Miller before opting to pursue a solo career in 2001. However, he did return for the album The Blue Light Live - Wade Bowen and West 84 in 2003 with his former bandmates. Bowen has also had several other collaborations, including those with Radney Foster, Brandon Rhyder, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Bleu Edmondson, Randy Rogers and Pat Green.
Wade Bowen hits list
Wade Bowen released his first album, Try Not to Listen, in 2002, and saw tracks "Why Can't You Love Me," "Things I Could Do" and "Please Come to Boston" rise in popularity. In 2006, he released Lost Hotel, followed by If We Ever Make It Home in 2008, which landed on the highly regarded Billboard 200 list. Bowen was busy in 2010, releasing a single, "Matches," as well as an acoustic version of Who I Am and a concert-recorded album, Live at Billy Bob's Texas: Wade Bowen. In 2011, the single "Saturday Night" made it's way onto the Top 40 Hot Country Songs chart, followed by the album The Given in 2012, which was one of his most successful releases - climbing to No. 44 on the Billboard 200 list.
Bowen released three singles in 2013, and self-titled album Wade Bowen in 2014.
Wade Bowen and Randy Rogers teamed up to create the country album Hold My Beer, Vol. 1 in 2015 and were met with critical acclaim, coming to a peak spot at No. 37 on the Billboard 200, No. 4 on the Top Country Albums list, and No. 3 on the Independent Albums list.
The duo teamed up again to release Watch This earlier in 2016 and again were met with high praise.
Wade Bowen trivia
Bowen received his bachelor's degree in Public Relations from Texas Tech University.
He is not the only musician in his family; his brother-in-law is Cody Canada - frontman for the Cross Canadian Ragweed, an American country-rock band.