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Rickey Gene Wright Releases 'Texas Is Our Home'

(Left to right) Matt Meinke, Brad Davis and Rickey Gene Wright in the KETR studios.
Matt Meinke
(Left to right) Matt Meinke, Brad Davis and Rickey Gene Wright in the KETR studios.

Rickey Gene Wright has become a prolific songwriter, influenced by the outlaw country of his youth and the mystique of being a lifelong Texan. His latest release finds him further flexing his creative lyric chops, and establishing himself as a well rounded Americana act.

The new Texas Is Our Home album reunites Wright with music producer Brad Davis, and the sounds straddle the line between country, folk and Americana. Songwriting is the emphasis of the record, highlighting the Garland songwriter's knack for words that are raw and relatable. Rickey Gene visited KETR along with Brad Davis to discuss the new record, house concerts, Texas music appeal overseas, and much more.

Tour dates and more information about Rickey Gene Wright is available at his website.

Listen to Notably Texan for wide-ranging, hand picked music playlists, and chats with the movers and shakers of Texas music weekdays from 11 am to 2 pm on KETR.

Born in Dallas, Texas, Matt moved to the Sulphur Springs area in 1990 and settled in Commerce shortly thereafter. Having dreamed of working in radio since childhood, he began working at KETR while taking Radio-Television courses at Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1993. Matt has transitioned from a part-time worker and pupil of KETR, to the station’s Chief Announcer/Producer and supervisor of student broadcasters. A familiar voice of 88-9 KETR, Matt has hosted such shows as The Late Nite Lion, and can currently be heard as host of Notably Texan.