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Wade Richardson


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The best kept secret in music


"I Am album reviews"

"On this song,(I Am) Wade Richardson shows why the "independent" revolution is alive and well in Music City, USA. Well sung and well produced, Wade is definitely a bright star on country's horizon."

--Mike Thomas, KFAV, Warrenton, MO

"A great heartfelt sound that appeals beyond country fans to anyone that appreciates great songwriting!"

-- Derek Sivers, President, CD Baby

“A new unique original sound in Country Music, Wade Richardson brings to Country what's been missing! He will quickly make you a believer when he sings his new single ‘I AM ‘ from the depths of his soul.”
-- Gene Higgins, President, HMG Nashville /CCMA/ Power Source Magazine

- various sources

"Hang On For the Ride album reviews"

July 1997: Another Lover release –“Whether it’s an up tempo rouser or a heart wrenching ballad, Wade Richardson has the range and the talent to deliver. A gifted singer and songwriter, Wade is primed to explode all over the country music scene. Do yourself a favor and check him out… before your competition does.” – Bob Blackburn, Music and Promotions Coordinator Westwood One Radio Network

“You may not know his name now, but you will. He’s definitely got the Bo-man on his side” – Bo Reynolds, D.J. KZLA and host of “Boot Scootin’ Party Nights” radio show

November 1997 My Lips, Miss Yours release – “Here’s a fresh new singer and a song that’s instantly familiar and definitely country. Give it one listen and you’ll sure to want more. There’s no cookie cutter copies here.” – Warren McDonald, Operations Manager, KTTS 94.7 Springfield, MO

“Wade Richardson shows his soulful side on this butter-smooth pure country love ballad” – Richard Nix, Editor, Bona Fide Country Magazine, Portland OR

February 1998 I Just Wanna Be Bayou release – “Wade Richardson’s “I Just Wanna Be Bayou” has a refreshing sound with a Cajun flavor…which would satisfy any country appetite!
Very radio friendly”. Scott Monsoon, Station Manager, KSJB 600, Jamestown, ND

“Wade’s “My Lips, Miss Yours” is a personal favorite and was one of our most requested new songs on our Friday night request show. His new single “I Just Wanna Be Bayou” is up tempo, fresh and sure to be another request show favorite.” –Penny Loughan, Music Director, KLGT 92.9, Buffalo, WY
- various sources

"Charity Concert Reviews"

COUNTRY MUSIC TALENT WADE RICHARDSON TO PERFORM- September 18, 2001 The singer describes his lyrics as “uplifting” and has done a lot of behind the scenes work towards benefiting children’s organizations. “As long as my health permits I am going to fight like a pit bull for them because they need it. They need me and I need them. I think that’s what it is all about”, Richardson said. He views his music as a tool to accomplish what he hopes in 50 years from now he will be remembered for – a legacy of affecting lives of children in a positive way.”
“CMN helps all of us. Just because you don’t need help now doesn’t mean you won’t need help in the future,” Richardson concluded. --Town and Country News, Oak Grove, MO

SECOND ANNUAL WADE RICHARDSON CHARITY CHRISTMAS CONCERT SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 7TH – November 19th, 2003 “Wade is no stranger to stepping up for a good cause. With his associates, Wade has raised close to $750,000 for charitable organizations, with a large majority of those helping children. …Our community is very proud of Wade and his efforts to make a difference in Grain Valley.” -- The Pointe, Grain Valley, MO

WADE RICHARDSON IN A CHARITY CONCERT- November 27, 2004 “Country recording artist Wade Richardson is returning to Grain Valley in December to do what he does best. Raise money for charitable organizations.” -- Blue Springs Examiner, Blue Springs, MO
- various sources


I AM album - 2003
“I Am” single release January 2005
Charting progress added as available

Hang On For the Ride album – 2000
International album promotion yielded
nomination for ECMA ‘Horizon Award”
(European Country Music Association)
Charting on numerous European Charts

Hang On For The Ride album – 1998-99
International single releases through ECMA of
“Another Lover’
“My Lips, Miss Yours”
“I Just Wanna Be Bayou”
Charting on numerous European charts

Hang On For The Ride album – 1997
Single Releases:

1997 – “Another Lover”
“My Lips, Miss Yours”
Independent charts –reached #1 slot

1998 - “ I Just Wanna Be Bayou”
Independent charts – Peaked at #1 slot for 6 weeks


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His “Hang On For The Ride “ campaign supported three single releases worldwide, earning two number ones and a number three, on U.S. independent charts. During the past several years, his music and talent have expanded, both in the U.S. and Internationally. He was nominated in 2000 for the European Country Music Association’s “Horizon Award”. A semi-finalist in the 2003 Independent World Series, now on the fast track he’s the hottest new male artist in years. Introducing the latest crooner on the block, Wade Richardson.

Wade has built his career around helping others. His life experiences and Christian up bringing shaped his musical talents early on. Today he brings a mature, genuine, caring attitude to each cause. Wade has graced the stage throughout the United States in a variety of venues, and has led many fundraising events. Through his efforts, many children, and young adults in crisis, have benefited nationwide.

Wade’s newest album “I Am”, is convincingly the best of his career thus far. Delivering hard-hitting, bouncy ballads, contemporary flirtatious fantasies, Wade packs emotion so tight into each three minute song that it can’t help but seep through the headphones. A colorful explosion of sound emanates as his pure voice ignites the lyrics. He has created a masterful collection with a unique style that slides across musical genres. Several multi-genre songs have catapulted Wade into a position to make a strong run with his latest project. He presents a strong country image, yet his appeal connects to listeners well beyond the ‘brim’. Discover what others are finding out about Wade Richardson…