Fans across the country are buzzing, as 90’s hitmakers, McBride &The Ride have reunited and announced new music to be released later this year. The trio, composed of Terry McBride (lead vocals, bass guitar), Ray Herndon (background vocals, guitars), and Billy Thomas (background vocals, drums), are teaming up once again for the new project with producer and engineer Chuck Ainlay, who mixed and engineered their 1990 album, Burnin’ Up the Road.
Known for its three-part harmonies and honky-tonk sounds, the trio recorded four albums on MCA, racking up several top-five singles and receiving CMA and ACM Nominations for Vocal Group of the Year before eventually disbanding in 1995.
In the years since, McBride has become a well-known Nashville songwriter, with more than 25 cuts from Brooks& Dunn, as well as tracks recorded by Garth Brooks, George Strait, Reba McEntire, and many more. He recently released his first solo album, Rebels & Angels, in October 2020.
Member Ray Herndon is Lyle Lovett’s longtime lead guitarist and member of his Large Band, while also being a successful songwriter, co-writing Kenny Chesney’s hit “Me and You.” Member Billy Thomas is Vince Gill’s longtime drummer, adding background vocals to many of his songs, and is also part of the revered Nashville-based Western Swing band, the Time Jumpers.