posted on August 29, 2017 08:24
Just in time for rodeo season, One Ride in Vegas is a poignant testament to the anxiety and dreams of a bull rider. Parallels abound for the life of a musician.
“One Ride In Vegas" was the title track to Deryl’s debut album in 1996 with Sony/ Columbia Records. Due to creative differences with the label, it was never released as a single.
The song grew in popularity on its own merit, however. Deryl toured with Martina McBride for several years in the mid 90’s as her lead guitarist and had opened for Garth Brooks numerous times on that tour. Deryl would later open for Garth as an acoustic solo artist. Garth was also supporting the musical career of Chris LeDoux during this time as he would also open shows between Martina and Deryl’s sets. This was the beginning of the musical connections that would soon turn out to be critical in Deryl’s career.
Fast forward to 1998, when Deryl learned that Chris had recorded One Ride in Vegas on his record ‘One Road Man’. Chris’s recording of One Ride in Vegas became one of his signature songs.
In April 2017, Deryl released a 20 year celebration of his most popular recordings titled ‘Long Hard Ride’. Several Texas artists joined him in recreating the songs, including Cody Johnson for One Ride in Vegas. Cody has first-hand knowledge and experience in bull riding and being a musician. The parallels with Chris LeDoux, and Cody’s delivery of the personal and passionate lyrics come across strong in this duet version with the song’s writer, Deryl Dodd.
Dodd says this is a personal best for him as he always believed the song should have been released as a single. One Ride in Vegas will finally see it’s time at radio and shines with the yearning, soul stirring contrast of Cody and Deryl’s vocals.
The single hits radio August 31st and is available for download in all digital stores.