Ryan Bingham, born on March 31, 1981, is an American singer-songwriter and actor, whose music spans multiple genres. He is currently based in Los Angeles, California. As of 2019, Bingham has released six studio albums and one live album, the last four of which were released under his own label, Axster Bingham Records.
After receiving critical acclaim for his first two studio releases on Lost Highway Records, 2007’s Mescalito and 2009’s Roadhouse Sun, Bingham went on to collaborate with Grammy-winning producer T Bone Burnett on the soundtrack for the 2009 acclaimed film Crazy Heart, including notably co-writing and performing the film’s award-winning theme song, “The Weary Kind”. The title track earned Bingham an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Critics’ Choice Award for “Best Song” in 2010, as well as a Grammy Award for “Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media” in 2011. The Americana Music Association also honored Bingham with the organization’s top award in 2010 as “Artist of the Year”.
Bingham’s most recent album, American Love Song, was released on February 15, 2019. “Wolves”, off American Love Song was inspired in part by the March For Our Lives students who were dealing with grown men and women questioning their integrity on social media. The song was also featured on the TV series Yellowstone. Bingham sang “Wolves” as the series’ character, Walker, whom he plays on the show.