Ray Wylie Hubbard

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Ray Wylie Hubbard
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Hubbard performing in Austin, Texas 2009
Background information
Born (1946-11-13) November 13, 1946 (age 68)
Soper, Oklahoma
Genres Country, cowpunk, folk, rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1965–present
Associated acts Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker
Website www.raywylie.com

Ray Wylie Hubbard (born November 13, 1946 in Soper, Oklahoma) is a Texas Country singer and songwriter.[1]

Early life[edit]

Hubbard grew up in town of Hugo, Oklahoma. His family moved to Oak Cliff in south Dallas, Texas in 1954. He attended W. H. Adamson High School with Michael Martin Murphey.[2] Hubbard graduated in 1965 and enrolled in college, at the University of North Texas, as an English major. He spent the summers in Red River, New Mexico playing folk music.


During his time in New Mexico, Hubbard wrote "Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother", made famous by Jerry Jeff Walker's 1973 recording. Hubbard recorded for various labels but struggled with sales; his mix of country, folk and blues elements did not find an audience. After leaving the scene and struggling with personal problems, he returned to recording with Lost Train of Thought in 1992 and Loco Gringo's Lament in 1994.

From New Braunfels, Texas, Hubbard hosts a Tuesday night radio show called "Roots & Branches".


  • 1976 Ray Wylie Hubbard and the Cowboy Twinkies - Warner Bros.
  • 1978 Off the Wall - Lone Star Records, Polygram
  • 1980 Something About the Night - Renegade Records
  • 1984 Caught in the Act - Misery Loves Company Records
  • 1991 Lost Train of Thought - Misery Loves Company Records
  • 1994 Loco Gringo’s Lament - DejaDisc Records
  • 1997 Dangerous Spirits - Rounder/Philo Records
  • 1998 Live at Cibolo Creek - Misery Loves Company Records
  • 1999 Crusades of the Restless Knights - Rounder/Philo Records
  • 2001 Eternal & Lowdown – Rounder/Philo Records
  • 2003 GROWL - Rounder/Philo Records
  • 2005 Delirium Tremolos - Rounder/Philo Records
  • 2006 Snake Farm
  • 2010 A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There is no C) - Bordello Records (Thirty Tigers/RED)
  • 2012 The Grifter’s Hymnal - Bordello Records (Thirty Tigers/RED)
  • 2015 The Ruffian's Misfortune - Bordello Records


  • 1993 "Something About the Night"
  • 2005 "Drivin’ Wheel"
  • 2005 "Tall Tales Cartoon"
  • 2006 "Snake Farm"
  • 2006 "Resurrection"


  • 2010 The Last Rites of Ransom Pride

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Erlewine, Michael (1997-07-01). All Music Guide to Country: The Experts' Guide to the Best Recordings in Country Music. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 221–. ISBN 9780879304751. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Temple, Georgia (15 November 2011). "Ray Wylie Hubbard headlines Alpine's ArtWalk Saturday". Midland Reporter-Telegram. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 

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