Ray Wylie Hubbard

A leading figure of the progressive country movement of the 1970s, singer/songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard remains best known for authoring the perennial anthem "Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother." Hubbard is a legendary Texas singer/songwriter whose tough but literate music ranges from personal introspection to bar room anthems. Hubbard’s sound calls listeners into his circle of fire and keeps them there, ready to dance. His lyrical and musical abandon has been powerful enough to rank him with the best of today’s singer-songwriters. His songs are personal and universal with lyrics that spin stories and his describe his own self-styled philosophy with a sense of irony and humor all his own. He is considered one of Americana music’s elder statesmen.Hubbard is regarded a musical force nearly four decades after he first established himself as one of country music's finest outlaws.