When it comes to writing country songs, authenticity is the name of the game.
If you flip on the radio these days, you probably wouldn’t know it, but listen to a Tyler Childers, a Jason Isbell, a Margo Price… the kind artists that are regarded as the best in the business, and you’ll quickly realize that telling the truth matters. It matters A LOT.
And for Ryan Bingham, truth and honesty are the entire foundation for his songwriting.
A while back, Ryan stopped by Off Camera with Sam Jones, but the show recently shared this clip on songwriting. If you’re an aspiring songwriter or musician, it’s a must-watch.
“I’ve always felt like you had to be honest with writing songs as if you’re having a conversation with somebody. How do you expect them to believe what you’re saying if you don’t believe what you’re saying either?”
Ryan, who as been always been one of the most talented (and most underappreciated) artists in the game, has seen some more press lately due to his role in Paramount Network’s hit series Yellowstone. His role as Walker has become a fan favorite, and his music is also featured prominently throughout the show.
And has it turns out, Ryan actually has a ton of rodeo experience.
And A TON of crazy stories to go with it…
Whiskey Riff is the most entertaining country site…ever.