Wade Bowen

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Wade Bowen
Origin Waco, Texas
Genres Country, Red Dirt, Texas Country
Years active 2000-present
Labels BNA, Columbia
Associated acts Cross Canadian Ragweed
Randy Rogers Band
Brandon Rhyder
Website http://wadebowen.com

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, before the band was re-aligned in 2001.[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 2003 and another studio album in 2006. In 2008 he released If We Ever Make It Home, his biggest success to date.[3] On November 21, 2009 Wade Bowen recorded his second live album at the famous Billy Bob's Texas in Fort Worth, Texas. The album was released on April 27, 2010 as a CD/DVD combo.[4]

He is the brother-in-law of Cross Canadian Ragweed frontman, Cody Canada.[5]

Bowen is a graduate of Texas Tech University where he was a member of the Epsilon Nu chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity.[6]

He co-wrote the song "Don't Break My Heart Again" with Pat Green.



Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country US 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
  • US: 13,800[8]
Hold My Beer, Vol. 1
(with Randy Rogers)
  • Release date: April 20, 2015
  • Label: Lil' Buddy Toons
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


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[edit]

Year Video Director
2006 "God Bless This Town" Matheson Muir
2009 "Trouble" Evan Kaufmann
2012 "Saturday Night" (Acoustic)
2013 "Songs About Trucks"[9] Rose/Weems
2015 "Standards" (with Randy Rogers)[10] The Edde Brothers