Chris Ryden

Cowboy singer and songwriter
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Chris Ryden has lived and performed across Texas and the West. He spent his childhood in San Antonio, cowboyed and packed in Wyoming, and calls Midland, Texas home with his wife and four children.

After an 18-year hiatus from creative writing, Chris returned to the studio with a dozen originals to record in 2021. The album titled In the Distant is a vision of life, loss, love, and legacy across these lonely spaces west of the 100th meridian.

He's happy to still be horseback with friends who share a passion for the rural west, its people, and our place among them. Chris continues to honor both traditional cowboy songs and western folk music from West Texas and Wyoming to California.

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