Jamie Richards








Jamie Richards
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Jamie Richards is not a man who fears the machine or cares what “they” think. With boldness, Jamie dares to go where most have drifted from; traditional, honest, down right real country music. With his sophomore release, Between These Lines, he exposes a little bit of his soul and turns out a masterpiece that reflects the road he has traveled. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Jamie grew up on a working dairy farm owned by his family. He cut his teeth on gospel music singing with his mother while she played the piano. “I got my talent and love of music from my mother and my bulldog mentality for never giving up from my dad,” says Jamie. After eight years of getting his musical education in Oklahoma honky-tonks, Jamie ventured out East to Music City. With little more than a couple hundred dollars and a lot of pride, he rolled into Nashville but found that the city doesn’t always welcome real country singers with open arms. Everyday Jamie watched great singers leave town, discouraged by the corporate nature of Music Row and the pop-influenced sound that was being made mainstream. Unaffected by the manufactured nature of Nashville, his bulldog mentality and perseverance paid off. His mastery of the songwriting craft caught the attention of Curb Records who offered him a position as a staff writer. For almost five years, Jamie played the part of prolific staff songwriter for the mega publishing company, securing cuts with major label artists and several motion pictures. During his tenure, he was offered several record deals. All of the opportunities started out with the same promise but ended with the fear that Jamie was “too country.” Never one to compromise his beliefs, he dismissed their ideas of turning him into another cookie cutter country hat act. “I feel I understand what country music is; it’s not just a passing fad for me. I don't do what I do because I'm trying to be like anyone else. I do it because it’s all I know, and I love it. My singing and writing reflect that. I never just woke up one day and decided to be a country singer.” At the same time that Nashville was turning up its nose at traditional country music, a legendary record label in Texas, D Records, was looking for the next voice to bring back the roots of country. In 2000, Wes Daily reactivated the label, hoping to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps. “Pappy" Daily, founder of D Records, was famous for launching the career of George Jones. Jamie fit what Wes was looking for to a “T;” straight-up, life-telling, soul stirring country music. Jamie’s debut album, No Regrets, was an instant hit, producing two Texas Music Chart top ten singles. He found his home in the camaraderie of other Texas/Oklahoma artists, collaborating or performing with artists like Kevin Fowler, Walt Wilkins, Jason Allen, and Cooder Graw. With open arms and warm hearts, Texas has embraced his honest and edgy songwriting approach. In Walt Wilkins, also a Curb writer, Jamie not only found fellowship, he found a man who had traveled a similar road and whose soul was also being summoned home. In the fall of 2003, they began work on Jamie’s new album, Between These Lines. Though stylistically the writers differ, their shared Nashville experience coupled with their TX/OK upbringing brought the two together. Walt not only co-wrote four of the tracks on the album, he also co-produced the album with Tommy Detamore at Cherry Ridge Studio in Floresville, Texas. Of Jamie, Walt says, “He is my favorite singers, period. End of discussion.” The album’s tracks range from rowdy, like the debut single, “Wasted” to the beachy feel of “Someday.” Written with Wilkins, “Someday” speaks about the desire to getaway; in this case, the Gulf of Mexico. In Jamie’s more serious “Back in Oklahoma,” his father’s memories take him back in time on a journey through his father’s life. “I believe things that happen in my life drive me to write. I always feel better when I get it out and down on paper. Writing is just something I have to do.” “Every Single Day” stands as Jamie’s self-portrait and most revealing piece. “Every Single Day. I’m out here runin free. Just waitin’ for someone to come and rescue me. I get so damn tired. Of bein’ on my own. And I’m hopin’ I won’t always be alone. Every single day.” Finally, after the years of struggle and disappointment, Jamie has found a place that craves the art he creates. He may not be at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, but he’s played the Opry in Texas they call Gruene Hall. It’s a refreshing change of scenery from the cut throat trenches he’s lived through. He may have taken a longer detour than most to get here, but this Oklahoma story teller’s music finally found a home. Finally, after the years of struggle and disappointment, Jamie has found a place that craves the art he creates. He may not be at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, but he’s played the Opry in Texas they call Gruene Hall. It’s a refreshing change of scenery from the cut throat trenches he’s lived through. He may have taken a longer detour than most to get here, but this Oklahoma story teller’s music finally found a home.
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Average Rating : 4.9              Total Reviews: 34


Jamie Richards  06/21/2010            
Domi
I am always confident when I buy Jamie's albums and this one is no exception. I love all the songs and Jamie knows our to capture our attention
Jamie Richards  08/24/2009            
Qdaddy
Country music in it's purest form.One of the few troubadors left that actually writes and sings COUNTRY music.Jamie delivers the goods every time!
Jamie Richards  04/26/2009            
TxProfessor
Had the opportunity to see him last night at the Longhorn Saloon in Fort Worth and came away immensely impressed by this amazing singer/songwriter. His latest album Drive has rapidly become my favorite. They put on a great show at the Longhorn and the band has a great tight sound. Don't miss a chance to see him, you won't be disappointed. How he is not selling out huge venues is beyond me.
Jamie Richards  01/13/2009            
TexasMusicJunkie
Jamie Richards epitomizes what real country music. He is the best in all that he does. He is the best there is. Period. It doesn't get any better than Jamie Richards. Not only is his music and vocals the most beautiful, touching, quality, country I have ever heard, Jamie himself is a wonderful man with awesome character and demeanor. He is someone everyone should know. Can't wait to see you again, Jamie!
Jamie Richards  01/11/2009            
Gerri Wilson
Jamie Richards is TOTALLY AWESOME! His great talent as a true country singer and songwriter can't be beat by ANY OTHER ARTIST in the whole country music industry! I recently saw him in concert at the Buffalo Run Casino Showplace in Miami,Ok. and his show was just WONDERFUL! What great talent he has! His voice, his songs, his stage appearence, his nice manner and his band CANNOT BE BEAT! This great country artist should have been at the VERY TOP of all of the other country music artists and all of the country music charts a long time ago! He is what country music is all about! There is simply none better!!! I KNOW real, true talent and Jamie Richards has got it ALL!!!
Jamie Richards  01/11/2009            
Gerri Wilson
Jamie Richards is TOTALLY AWESOME! His great talent as a true country singer and songwriter can't be beat by ANY OTHER ARTIST in the whole country music industry! I recently saw him in concert at the Buffalo Run Casino Showplace in Miami,Ok. and his show was just WONDERFUL! What great talent he has! His voice, his songs, his stage appearence, his nice manner and his band CANNOT BE BEAT! This great country artist should have been at the VERY TOP of all of the other country music artists and all of the country music charts a long time ago! He is what country music is all about! There is simply none better!!! I KNOW real, true talent and Jamie Richards has got it ALL!!!
Jamie Richards  08/29/2008            
Jonathan
Jamie Richards IS the "real deal", in, not only Texas Music, but Country Music, period. His songs are what Country Music is all about. They are from the heart, and have a great arrangement, with steel guitar, fiddle, guitar, and all, of the other instruments, that make a great Country Music song. This singer should be at the top, and one day, he will. As soon as the right person hears him, in the industry, he will go straight up, mark my word. I have played drums, in Country bands, for 15 years, or so, and have heard alot of singers and bands, and Jamie Richards has it all! If you have not met him, or seen him, live, you are missing out. Not only, is his music great, but he is a great person. Keep up the excellent work, Jamie, you will get there! The best, of luck, to you!
Jamie Richards  08/08/2008            
Becca
Saw him with Brandon Rhyder a couple months back @ Red Moon Cafe in Ennis TX. Awesome artist. VERY VERY nice, doesn't have a big ego. Puts on very good show. Can't wait to see him again!!!
Jamie Richards  06/18/2008            
Mark Garcia Alvin,TX
Jamie is by far one the best Texas and Country music artist, if you've never been to a show your really in for a treat, he has music for your heart and music for your feet, both will move you. The band isn't bad too just kidding they're a awesome group of guys. Go check them out!
Jamie Richards  06/17/2008            
Kacee Dawn
Love It! Love It! Love It!
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