Friday, June 21, 2024

Music Minute - McBride & The Ride: Amarillo Sky

  Celebrating their 35th Anniversary, ACM and CMA nominees McBride & The Ride are excited to release their new track “Amarillo Sky” from their upcoming Live EP due out later this fall. For the first time, the legendary 90s group who shot to the top of the charts with hits such as “Love on the Loose, Heart on the Run,” “Sacred Ground,” and “Going Out of My Mind,” are releasing live recordings of their hottest singles and most requested songs. With all three original members, Ray Herndon (vocals/guitar), Terry McBride (vocals/bass), and Billy Thomas (vocals/drums), the group has made it easier than ever to hear their songs, live any time you want! Premiered by Center Stage Magazine, “Amarillo Sky” is available now!

“We first recorded 
Amarillo Sky back in 2002 and it quickly became not only a band favorite, but a fan favorite,” shares Terry McBride. “We still enjoy playing it over twenty years later. The first time I heard it, I felt an instant connection. The vivid Texas imagery of that tractor making another round under the Amarillo sky struck a chord with my Lone Star heart, and it still resonates with me today.”

“We recorded the new Live EP at Handlebar J in Scottsdale, Arizona earlier this year,” shares Ray Herndon. “We did two sold-out shows and took the best recordings from both to create our first live EP. We are thrilled with the outcome and hope you love it too!”

“It’s exciting to be back in the studio and on the road with my two old buddies,” smiles Billy Thomas. “I’m looking forward to sharing what we do LIVE with all of our fans out there!”

McBride & The Ride continues their “Cool To Be Country” tour with several shows throughout the country including Chief’s on Broadway in Nashville, Tennessee. They will travel to Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, and Texas while continuing to add dates to their schedule. Fans can expect to hear their biggest hits from the 90s as well as fan favorites from their first three albums, 
Amarillo Sky, and their comeback EP, Marlboros & Avon, which was released in 2023. On top of celebrating their 35th anniversary as a band, McBride & The Ride is also excited to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the blockbuster hit movie ‘8 Seconds,’ starring Luke Perry in which their single “No More Cryin’” was included on the soundtrack and the band also appeared in the film.

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McBride & The Ride Tour Schedule:
JUN 15 - Chief’s on Broadway / Nashville, Tenn.
JUN 21 - Rollie’s / Sauk Rapids, Minn.
JUN 22 - Knuckleheads / Kansas City, Mo.
JUN 28 - Park County Fairgrounds and Parks / Livingston, Mont.
JUL 12 - Forest Park / Denison, Texas
JUL 13 - High Horse Saloon / Texas City, Texas
SEP 13 - Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre / New Braunfels, Texas
SEP 14 - Dosey Doe Big Barn / The Woodlands, Texas

About McBride & The Ride:
When they first began releasing music in 1989, McBride & The Ride released three acclaimed albums 
Burnin’ Up The RoadSacred 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 the past 30 years, 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, Aaron Tippin, Lee Greenwood, Linda Davis, and more. Terry McBride has had quite a fruitful career, writing major hits for Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire, Easton Corbin, Cody Johnson and more. He toured with Brooks & Dunn through most of their biggest years playing bass and writing songs. Billy Thomas moved to Nashville from Los Angeles in 1987 and immediately started working with Vince Gill along with many other country stars (Emmylou Harris, Patty Loveless, Steve Wariner, and Earl Scruggs). He’s been Gill’s drummer on the road and in the studio ever since, adding background vocals to his many hits, as well as joining him as a member of renowned Nashville super-group, The Time Jumpers. In 2002, the band released their fifth studio album, ‘Amarillo Sky,’ which continues to be a fan favorite at every show. The trio’s previous EP, ‘Marlboros & Avon,’ produced by all three members, was released in 2023, and their new LIVE EP will be coming out later this fall. (

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