Ray Wylie Hubbard

Ray Wylie Hubbard ( born November 13, 1946 in Soper, Oklahoma) is an American country musician.

Hubbard grew up in Oak Cliff, Texas. He attended the same school as Michael Martin Murphey, with whom he played for a time in a folk group. After completing his college studies, he moved to Red River, New Mexico. Here he founded the band Ray Wylie Hubbard & The Cowboy Twinkies.


The early seventies, he wrote the song that made ​​him famous: Up Against The Wall, Redneck Mother. The ironic song was in the version of Jerry Jeff Walker hit. Hubbard was suddenly in the spotlight.

In various records labels were produced, but only poorly sold. His mix of country, folk and rock elements found neither the rock nor the country audience appeal. The mid-seventies he joined the scene of Austin. Later he moved to Nashville. In 1979 he took over Walker's band. There followed a long dry spell, which could be overcome only after he had broken away from alcohol and drugs. With the albums Lost Train Of Thought (published in 1992) and Loco Gringo's Lament (published in 1994), he managed the musical beginning.


In the sixth episode of the U.S. TV series Rectify is the song " Drunken Poets Dream" from the 2010 album "A: Enlightenment B: Endarkenment ( Hint: There Is No C) ( Bordello ) " to hear during a restaurant scene in the background. Was written the number of Hayes Carll. Hubbard is not related to the rockabilly musician Orangie Ray Hubbard.

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