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McBride rides again

Friday, February 3, 2017 – Terry McBride, the former frontman for '90s country group McBride & the Ride, is back after a 20-year hiatus with a solo project, "Hotels and Highways," out via MV2 Entertainment on Feb. 24.

Born of the Texas songwriter tradition, McBride had a successful career with McBride & the Ride in the early '90s before spending his time as a songwriter. He has penned songs for Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers and George Strait to artists along with Alan Jackson and Brooks & Dunn, including the duo's last chart topper "Play Something Country" and "If You See Him/If You See Her," a song they did with McEntire.

McBride, 58, co-wrote every cut on "Hotels and Highways."

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