Wylie Hubbard (b. 13Nov1946) is a Texas country singer and songwriter; he was born in the town of Soper,OK.
His family moved to Oak Cliff in south Dallas,TX in 1954. Hubbard graduated in 1965 and enrolled in college, at the University of North Texas, as an English major.
He spent the summers in Red River,NM playing folk music. During his time in New Mexico, Hubbard wrote 'Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother', made famous by Jerry Jeff Walker's 1973 recording.
Bolstered by the success of the song, he was signed by Warner Bros. Records and he then put together a band of friends and locals; in 1976 an album was released by Ray Wylie Hubbard and the Cowboy Twinkies.
But the end result of the album was "a botched sound" that Hubbard disapproved of vehemently; but despite his attempts to block it, it was still released by Warner Bros. Records.
Sales were poor.
Hubbard, during the 1980s, then recorded albums for other various labels for the next 10 years, but struggled with sales; his mix of country, folk and blues elements did not find an audience.
By 1985 he even left the music scene.
He returned to recording in the early 1990s, and released his album 'Lost Train of Thought' in 1992; it was followed by 'Loco Gringo's Lament' in 1994 and eventually a steady following began to re-discover Hubbard's music.
Sales of his albums have since resurged, he is constantly touring and as in 2005 he established a website raywylie.com where he shares commentary with friends and fans.
From his home in Wimberley,TX (near New Braunfels), RWH hosts a Tuesday night radio show called 'Roots & Branches of Americana Music', where he plays Texas rock, country and Outlaw music.