Wade Bowen
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Wade Bowen

Wade Bowen is an American Texas Country/Red Dirt singer from Waco, Texas.

Bowen was a member of the band West 84 with friend Matt Miller until 2001 when he left the group to pursue a solo career.[1] He released his first album in 2002, Try Not To Listen, which became a regional hit in Texas.[2] He released his first live album in 2003, followed by studio albums Lost Hotel in 2006 and If We Ever Make It Home in 2008.[3] On November 21, 2009 Bowen recorded his second live album at Billy Bob's Texas in Fort Worth. The album was released on April 27, 2010 as a CD/DVD combo.[4]

Bowen released his fourth studio album, The Given, in 2010.[1] It was his first on a major label, Sony imprint BNA Records, though he returned to releasing music independently after BNA closed.[1] He released a self-titled studio album in 2014, followed by a duets album in 2015 with singer Randy Rogers of the Randy Rogers Band, titled Hold My Beer Vol. 1.[1] Bowen's next album was Then Sings My Soul: Songs for My Mother, a solo gospel influenced studio release.[1]

Personal life

Bowen is the brother-in-law of Cross Canadian Ragweed frontman Cody Canada[5] and is a graduate of Texas Tech University, where he was a member of the Epsilon Nu chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity.[6]

Discography

Albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country US US Folk US Heat US Indie
Try Not to Listen
  • Release date: May 14, 2002
  • Label: New Texas Records
-- -- -- -- --
The Blue Light Live
  • Release date: September 14, 2004
  • Label: Sustain Records
-- -- -- -- --
Lost Hotel
  • Release date: February 21, 2006
  • Label: Sustain Records
-- -- -- -- --
If We Ever Make It Home
  • Release date: September 20, 2008
  • Label: Sustain Records
29 176 -- 2 --
Live at Billy Bob's Texas
  • Release date: April 27, 2010
  • Label: Smith Music Group
41 -- -- 16 50
The Given 9 44 -- -- --
Wade Bowen[7]
  • Release date: October 28, 2014
  • Label: Amp Records
9 47 -- -- 8
Hold My Beer, Vol. 1
(with Randy Rogers)
  • Release date: April 20, 2015
  • Label: Lil' Buddy Toons
4 37 -- -- 3
Then Sings My Soul:
Songs for My Mother
  • Release date: March 18, 2016
  • Label: Bowen Sounds
18 -- -- -- 14
Watch This
(with Randy Rogers)
  • Release date: June 3, 2016
  • Label: Lil' Buddy Toons
21 -- 8 -- 19
Solid Ground
  • Released: February 9, 2018
  • Label: Lil' Buddy Toons
27 -- -- -- --
"--" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
2011 "Saturday Night" 39 The Given
2012 "To Live Is to Fly" --
2013 "Songs About Trucks" -- N/A
2014 "When I Woke Up Today" -- Wade Bowen
"--" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos

Year Video Director
2006 "God Bless This Town" Matheson Muir
2009 "Trouble" Evan Kaufmann
2012 "Saturday Night" (Acoustic)
2013 "Songs About Trucks"[12] Rose/Weems
2015 "Standards" (with Randy Rogers)[13] The Edde Brothers

References


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