Q & A with Texas Monthly Magazine
Interview by Jeff McCord
At first, it’s difficult to take the 28-year-old Bingham’s tales of traveling a long, hard road seriously. Yet the bull-rider-turned-country-rocker endured a tough West Texas upbringing and then spent many lean years on the rodeo circuit. His rough-hewn 2007 album, Mescalito, brought him much public acclaim, and he’s just released the follow-up, ROADHOUSE SUN (Lost Highway).
You were born on a family ranch in Hobbs, New Mexico, but you moved
around a lot as a kid.
We shuffled around West Texas. I went to Houston and Laredo and back up
around Fort Worth and back to West Texas and everywhere in between,
just living out of packing boxes.
How did you get into the rodeo scene?
My uncle rode bulls professionally and he got me into it.
I started riding steers when I was about eleven and he started
taking me to little jackpots and I really got into it.
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