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
4 37 3
  • US: 14,000[9]
"—" 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"[10] Rose/Weems
2015 "Standards" (with Randy Rogers)[11] The Edde Brothers