Wayne Hancock New Album “Ride” Out 2/26 & Best Of Out Now

January 6, 2013 - By Trigger  //  News  //  16 Comments

wayne-hancock-rideThe King of Juke Joint Swing, The Viper of Melody, one Wayne “The Train” Hancock will be releasing his first album in nearly 3 years on February 26th called Ride through Bloodshot Records.

“Well folks just wanted to let ya know I’m now a Double A Daddy (means I’m clean and sober),” Hancock announced on Saturday (1-4), referencing one of the signature songs from his first album Thunderstorms & Neon Signs. “Starting the New Year off with a new attitude! We got the new album coming out in Feb. and tours to follow. See ya all down the road.”

Pre-Order Ride from Amazon

UPDATE: The title track and first single from ride has just been released! Listen below.

wayne-hancock-choice-cuts-best-ofAnd that’s not the only new Wayne Hancock album out. On the day after Christmas, Bloodshot Records released Choice Cuts: Best of Wayne Hancock as part of the label’s digital-only series meant to give new fans an easy way to catch up on an artist, or old fans the ability to find an artist’s best songs in one place. Wayne’s Best Of also includes a rare duet track of his hit “Juke Joint Jumping” featuring Hank Williams III. Previously the track was only available on Bloodshot’s For A Decade of Sin compilation released in 2005.

Hancock has had substance and alcohol issues in the past. In June of 2011, Wayne entered rehab to help with his “long-term fight with addiction.”  But hopefully Wayne is on the right track now, and as the saying goes, THE TRAIN WILL ROLL ON.

Preview & Purchase Tracks from Choice Cuts: Best of Wayne Hancock



16 Comments to “Wayne Hancock New Album “Ride” Out 2/26 & Best Of Out Now”

  • I’m glad there will be new Wayne The Train music coming out.


  • He’s the closest thing to Hank Williams there is.


  • if you consider yourself a country fan,a Wayne Hancock show should be on your bucket list…


    • I always wear to the soles of my dancing shoes at his shows. They are quite fantastic,


  • The best! Glad to hear he is cleaning up too. Hopefully the music will be able to continue for a long long long time now!


  • I’ve been hearing other songs with Wayne Hancock and Hank III in a live setting on Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country….any idea what cd those are on?


    • Nevermind, Amazon lists Miller, Jack & Mad Dog as the Hank III duet…..and I knew I had heard Juke Joint Jumpin’ on the radio and listening to the samples I see it is mislabeled.


  • I wish Wayne well with his recovery.

    He is certainly the real article when it comes to true country music.

    Life is too short to live with an addiction robbing you of your time on earth.

    I got sober many years ago and there is no part of the old lifestyle I want back.


  • Hmmmmm!!! New Wayne Hancock music – always welcome news!!


  • The train keeps rolling. He is a treasure musically. Looking foward to some new music. Wishes for a successful journey in this life.


  • Hopefully everyone buys it and goes to his shows. One of the last real traditional world-wide touring Texas swingers. BTW- That video you posted was from a show here in Mpls at Lee’s Liquor Lounge. That was the same show Brian Setzer walked up and played a few songs with him. One of the best shows I’ve ever seen.


    • I remember when that went down. I’d given my right nut to see two of my music heroes share the stage in an intimate setting like that.


      • It was down right surreal man. One of the coolest moments of live music I’ve ever witnessed, no doubt.


  • I wish this article wasn’t dead already. Isn’t everyone excited to hear new Wayne Hancock? After all, he is one of the most important figures in country music today. He’s keeping Texas swing alive and well and has acted as an indirect mentor to so many new artists. All hail Wayne!


  • Wayne’s new album is out on Amazon. Listening to the samples, I know I’m gonna dig it.
    He’s a genuine craftsman and generous person; met him a few times and got to hang out with him after a show in MA. He’s influenced my own music tremendously; glad to hear he’s cleaning up and hope to see him in the lonesome northern piny woods sometime soon.


  • Wayne’s Best of Wayne Hancock is an astonishingly amazing album…incredible sonics, and not a single average tune on it. All the players are real pros…and what will knock you out is that where is that drummer? His bass player covers it with his powerful strumming and picking.
    I’m and old jazz and brazilian music guy..but this Best of Wayne Hancock CD is one of the best recordings I own.


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