Across five independent albums and a decade-plus of touring, Wade Bowen has amassed a string of regional hits and awards, and also a fan base that is passionate about music. Indeed, in the fourteen years since Bowen launched his career, he’s risen from collegiate greenhorn to the top of the Texas music and Red Dirt circuit. His colleagues and friends Pat Green, Jack Ingram, Eli Young Band and others had made the major-label leap, helping to take a vibrant regional sound to the rest of America. Now Bowen is poised to bring that Red Dirt and independent spirit to country music at large. Wade Bowen’s new release, Solid Ground, blends the many flavors of Texas music into a cohesive and captivating album while paying tribute to his deep Texas roots.