Wade Skinner is a singer/songwriter from Longview, TX with a passion for recovering the roots of traditional country music. His 2020 album Through the Fire contains ten original songs written in the style and tradition of Haggard, Jones, and Jennings with a nod to modern artists such as Tyler Childers, Cody Jinks, and Sturgill Simpson. "Red Summer" was the first single off that album to chart in the top 100 on Texas radio (TCMA and TRRR charts). "Uncle Sledge" is the second single released to radio from that same album (April 2021).
Wade has performed on stages all over Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma as a solo act and with a full band and for all kinds of audiences. Wade has been featured on the Songbirds and Troubadours Show with Boston Chris (2018) and has been interviewed by EGuide Magazine's Johnny Griffith (2019). In the Fall of 2019, Wade was featured in Longview's Downtown Live Concert Series.
Wade draws his inspiration for writing songs from his love for poetry, his Texas ancestry, his life experiences, and his wife and children. Wade's second full album Flood is currently in the works and is due out in late 2021.
Opening Act for Zane Williams at the Boots and BBQ Benefit for Camp Gilmont
Downtown Live Concert Series
Longview Crawfish Festival