Wednesday, March 3, 2021
– McBride & The Ride are back.
The trio, which had hits with "Love on the Loose, Heart on the Run," "Sacred Ground" and "Going Out of My Mind," announced today on WSM/Circle Network's morning show Coffee, Country and Cody and with The Boot, Ray Herndon, Terry McBride and Billy Thomas announced they are "getting the band back together."
The trio first began releasing music in 1989 with three albums - "Burnin' Up The Road," "Sacred Ground" and "Hurry Sundown."
The trio reunited in the early 2000s for a short run on Dualtone Records where they originally released the Jason Aldean hit "Amarillo Sky."
Though the band has been on and off over the past 30 years, its members have enjoyed their individual careers. Herndon has been Lyle Lovett's lead guitarist since 1985 and has had songs cut by Kenny Chesney, Aaron Tippin, Lee Greenwood and Linda Davis. He continues to operate his family's club, Handlebar J, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
McBride has penned songs for Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire, Easton Corbin and Cody Johnson. He toured with Brooks & Dunn through most of their biggest years playing bass and writing songs. Thomas moved to Nashville from Los Angeles in 1987 and immediately started working with Vince Gill. He's been Gill's drummer on the road and in the studio ever since, and joined him in The Time Jumpers.
"In the '90s, McBride & the Ride had an incredible vibe, that vibe is even stronger and better 20 plus years later. Singing these songs again with Terry and Billy is almost Zen-like. To say we are excited to 'Ride' again would be an understatement," said Herndon.
"Even though it's been almost 20 years since we last toured and performed together as McBride & the Ride, the chemistry we once shared is still there, and the three-part harmony we were known for in the '90s is just as strong as it ever was. A lot of bands don't get a second chance to come back, especially with all of the original members, so we're going to make the most of it each time we take the stage. We can't wait to hit the road and share our music with our fans again," said McBride.
"It's always been easy making music with Ray and Terry. Times have changed, but our fans haven't. I still run into folks who caught our live show back in the '90s and rave about their experience. I'm excited to ride again," said Thomas.
McBride & the Ride tour dates are:
April 9 - Royse City, Texas - Southern Junction
April 10 - Granger, Texas - Cotton Country Club
April 11 - Boerne, Texas - The Roundup
Oct. 10 - Plano, Texas - Love & War in Texas
McBride released his first-ever full-length solo effort last fall, "Rebels & Angels." The project was produced by producer and songwriter, Luke Laird and released by Creative Nation / TMc Records. McBride also is touring with dates:
May 6 - Ft. Worth, Texas - The Post
May 7 - The Woodlands, Texas - Dosey Doe
May 8 - New Braunfels, Texas - Freiheit Country Store
May 9 - Kerrville, Texas - The Cailloux Theatre
Aug. 5 - San Marcos, Texas - Cheatham Street Warehouse
Aug. 7 - Bend, Texas - The Bend General Store
Aug. 8 - Plano, Texas - Love & War in Texas