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Ryan Bingham’s Cowboy Dreams: The Buddy & Jim Show Recap


All Ryan Bingham ever wanted to be was a cowboy. His family ranched in Hobbs, New Mexico and his uncle rode bulls professionally. As a kid, Ryan entered junior rodeos, participating in breakaway roping and riding steers.

“I looked up to my uncle and dad and grandfather and wanted to be like them,” he told Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale on a recent visit to The Buddy & Jim Show on SiriusXM Outlaw Country.

But Bingham, whose Fear and Saturday Night was one of last year’s best albums, found that music was tugging at him. He kept bringing his guitar to the rodeos he’d attend on weekends.

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The Buddy & Jim Show Recap: Dallas Frazier’s Fifty Years Of Nashville Hits

The cover of Dallas Frazier’s 1966 debut album “Elvira” 

One morning songwriter Dallas Frazier awoke to look out of the big picture frame window overlooking the Cumberland River in Madison. It came to Frazier how peaceful the river looked under the fog covering its surface. But Frazier remembered something a friend had said about the undertows and the idea came to him about how treacherous the water can be under that surface.

That’s love, he thought to himself. It looks good on the top but underneath it’s falling apart.

The idea became the song “Beneath Still Waters” and one of the biggest of the nearly 500 he’s written over more than 50 years in Nashville, covered by George Jones, Emmylou Harris and most recently by Rhonda Vincent. The song’s origin was just one of the revelations on what may have been the best Buddy & Jim Show on Sirius XM Outlaw Country.

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