McBride & The Ride Soar With New Digital Single “That’s How You Know”
Co-written by All Three Members and Brice Long
ACM/CMA nominees, McBride & The Ride, continue to quench the thirst of fans needing their fix of the harmony based trio with the release of their latest single, “That’s How You Know.” Billy Thomas, Ray Herndon and Terry McBride joined forces with prolific songwriter Brice Long to answer the age-old question on this sure-to-entertain track off their highly anticipated EP coming July 28.
“‘That’s How You Know’ was a labor of love in the studio,” McBride shares of their sessions at the iconic Nashville recording studio, The Sound Emporium, which gave birth to the rockin’, broken down, driving intro of the song. “We had no doubt that the song had something special. Once we established the intro we were off and running and never looked back.”
Drummer and vocalist Billy Thomas agrees that something special happened with this song. “We’ve all written for decades now with others and had fine results. But when the three of us are in a room together, a healthy artistic synthesis takes place.” The result is a straight shooting song full of anecdotes for the lovelorn dripping with McBride & The Ride’s signature harmonies.
Since the band’s reunification last year fans have flocked to their shows, radio, streaming platforms, and social media to express their enthusiasm for their return. Many fans and radio executives believe McBride & The Ride are better than ever. With sold out shows at the historic Grand Ole Opry and Bridgestone Arena with the Nashville Predators, as well as a Top 30 independent single on country radio, it is easy to see why. And the thing is, they’re just getting started. Their 5 song EP Marlboros & Avon formally marks their return to the country space and the beginning of a new chapter. “At the end of the day, it’s all about the music and the connection it creates between us and our fans,” shares Ray Herndon (guitar/vocals). “We can’t wait to keep writing and recording great music together and sharing it with the world.”
“That’s How You Know” is out now and available on all streaming platforms. Listen to it here.
About McBride & The Ride When they first began releasing music in 1989, McBride & The Ride released three acclaimed albums Burnin’ Up The Road, Sacred Ground, and Hurry Sundown, with hit singles like “Love on the Loose, Heart on the Run,” “Sacred Ground,” “Going Out of My Mind,” and many more. In the spring of 2021, they announced they were reuniting and going back in the studio to record new music. Though the band has been on and off over the past 30 years, its members have thrived through their individual careers. Ray Herndon has been Lyle Lovett’s lead guitarist since 1985 and has had songs cut by Kenny Chesney, Aaron Tippin, Lee Greenwood, Linda Davis and more, he continues to operate his family’s historic club, Handlebar J, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Terry McBride has had quite a fruitful career, writing major hits for Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire, Easton Corbin, Cody Johnson and more. He toured with Brooks & Dunn through most of their biggest years playing bass and writing songs. Billy Thomas moved to Nashville from Los Angeles in 1987 and immediately started working with Vince Gill along with many other country stars (Emmylou Harris, Patty Loveless, Steve Wariner & Earl Scruggs). He’s been Gill’s drummer on the road and in the studio ever since, adding background vocals to his many hits, as well as joining him as a member of The Time Jumpers, one of Nashville’s favorite bands. The trio’s upcoming EP, Marlboros & Avon, produced by all three members, is set to release in 2023, their first offering of original music in nearly 30 years. (www.mcbrideandtheride.com)https://www.countryschatter.com/2023/06/mcbride-the-ride-release-new-digital-single-thats-how-you-know/New ReleasesPress Release"That's How You Know",Billy Thomas,McBride & the Ride,Ray Herndon and Terry McBride