Brandon Rhyder

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Brandon Rhyder

Brandon Rhyder is an American Texas Country/Red Dirt singer from Carthage, Texas, United States.


Rhyder graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler with a degree in Industrial Technology.


Rhyder released his first album in 2001 and since then has released six more in the coming years. His second album Behind The Pine Curtain was released in 2003. With his third album, Conviction which was produced by Walt Wilkins, that came out in August 2005 that Brandon’s stock continued to rise as a mainstay in the Texas music scene. It was with his fourth album titled Live that was on Apex Records, which is based out of Nashville, TN that Brandon got his first number one single on the Texas Country Music Chart with "Before I Knew Your Name". Brandon released of his fifth record in 2008 titled Every Night that was produced by Radney Foster For his sixth record Brandon teamed up with Walt Wilkins once again, who produce Head Above Water which was released on February 16, 2010.

Brandon Rhyder in February, 2010 celebrated his fast rising single, “Rock Angel,” which landed in the coveted No. 1 spot for two weeks in a row on both the Texas Music chart and the Texas Regional Radio. This song is the lead track from his new disc Head Above Water that was released nationwide on February 16, 2010 via Thirty Tigers. Album also includes a bonus DVD featuring an exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of this disc.


Also in the last year, Brandon moved his booking to Red 11 in Nashville and released his fifth record in 2008 titled Every Night producer/co-writer Radney Foster. The record debuted at No. 53 on the Top Country Albums chart and at No. 50 on Billboard’s Top New Artist Albums chart. Every Night’s lead single, “This Ain’t It,” jumped to No. 5 on the Texas Music Chart and the accompanying video to "This Ain't It" was released in the summer of 2009. In May 2013, Rhyder released his new hit single "Haggard" and has set a release date for August 2013 for his eighth album.

Top releases

To date, Brandon has delivered three Top 20 singles, two Top 10 singles, three Top 5 singles and now two No. 1 singles with “Rock Angel” and “Before I Knew Your Name.”



Title Album details Peak chart
US Country US Heat
Behind the Pine Curtain
  • Release date: May 1, 2003
  • Label: New Texas
  • Release date: August 16, 2005
  • Label: Dogwood Hill
  • Release date: August 21, 2007
  • Label: Apex Music
Every Night
  • Release date: August 19, 2008
  • Label: Thirty Tigers/Sony Red
53 50
Head Above Water
  • Release date: February 16, 2010
  • Label: Thirty Tigers/Sony Red
41 20
Live at Billy Bob's Texas
  • Release date: July 26, 2011
  • Label: Smith Music Group
That's Just Me
  • Release date: August 20, 2013
  • Label: Reserve Records
62 40
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos

Year Video Director
2008 "This Ain't It"
2009 "Rock Angel" Evan Kaufmann
2011 "Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good" Zack Morris
2014 "Leave"[1] John H. Reynolds


  1. ^ "CMT : Videos : Brandon Rhyder : Leave". Country Music Television. Retrieved May 30, 2014.

External links

  • Official website
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