Dale McBride

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Dale McBride
Born (1936-12-18)December 18, 1936
Origin Lampasas, Texas, United States
Died November 30, 1992(1992-11-30) (aged 55)
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 195x-199x
Labels Reprise
Thunderbird Records
Con Brio
GMV Nashville
Associated acts Terry McBride
Website www.dalemcbride.com

Dale McBride (December 18, 1936 - November 30, 1992) was an American country music singer. In the 1970s, he charted several singles on the Billboard country charts, including two Top 40 hits on the Con Brio Records label. His son is Terry McBride, who fronted the 1990s country band McBride & the Ride and has written singles for Brooks & Dunn. Dale McBride died in 1992 of a brain tumor.


Dale McBride was born in Lampasas, Texas on December 18, 1936.[1] He began recording in the 1950s, having several local rockabilly hits in Mississippi.[1] In the late 1960s, McBride was discovered by Dean Martin, who signed him to a contract with Reprise Records. At the time, however, the label was focused mainly on the adult contemporary radio format, and McBride did not have significant success on the label. He later founded his own, Thunderbird Records, where he began recording country music cover songs and original material. This label also produced his first chart single in "Corpus Christi Wind".[1]

Between 1976 and 1979, McBride recorded for Con Brio Records, charting several singles including two Top 40 country hits.[1] After leaving the label, he continued to record into the 1980s,[1] with his son Terry playing in his band. Terry McBride had several chart singles in the 1990s as lead singer of the band McBride & the Ride.[2] Dale McBride died of a brain tumor in 1992.[2]

In 2007, GMV Nashville released a remastered version of The Dale McBride Collection, an album originally released in 1992 following McBride's death. Soon after in 2008, the label also released Takin' A Long Look.[3]



Year Album Chart Positions Label
US Country
- Dale McBride Sings I Can't Ever Free My Mind and Am I Easy To Forget - Teardrop Records
1967 The Shadow of Your Smile - Atom Records
1970 Hey! Won't You Play - a+r Records
- Live - -
1970 My Kind of Country - Thunderbird Records
1977 The Ordinary Man Album 42 Con Brio Records
1978 Let's Be Lonely Together - Con Brio Records
- So Let It Shine, Let It Shine - -
- A New Song To Sing - -
- Waking Up In The US - Concorde
2007 The Dale McBride Collection (Remastered) - GMV Nashville
2008 Takin' A Long Look - GMV Nashville


Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country
1971 "Corpus Christi Wind" 70 Single only
1976 "Getting Over You Again" 90 The Ordinary Man Album
"Ordinary Man" 26
1977 "I'm Savin' Up Sunshine" 60
"Love I Need You" 53
"My Girl" 73 Singles only
"Always Lovin' Her Man" 37
1978 "A Sweet Love Song the World Can Sing" 56
"I Don't Like Cheatin' Songs" 45
"Let's Be Lonely Together" 72
1979 "It's Hell to Know She's Heaven" 66
"Getting Over You Again" (re-release) 67
"Get Your Hands On Me Baby" 61


  1. ^ a b c d e "Dale McBride biography". GMV Nashville. Retrieved 2009-02-20.
  2. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2006). The Billboard book of Top 40 country hits. Billboard Books. p. 218. ISBN 978-0-8230-8291-9.
  3. ^ Yeldell, Cynthia (February 17, 2008). "AristoMedia brings old country to new media". Nashville Business Journal. Retrieved 2009-04-08.