In the vast expanse of the Texoma region, where Red Dirt meets Texas music, a young and talented singer-songwriter from Olney, TX has emerged, bringing a fresh perspective to the country music scene. Meet Race Ricketts, a rising star whose music is a seamless blend of modern flair and timeless classics, drawing inspiration from the old outlaws of country music. As he embraces his small-town upbringing and fosters a deep connection with his community, Ricketts' journey is not only about music but also about carrying the spirit of his beloved home and embracing the larger community of "the 940."
Raised as a Texoma kid, Race Ricketts was exposed to the rich musical heritage of the region from an early age. With Red Dirt, Texas music, and the iconic songs of the old outlaws as his musical playground, Ricketts developed a unique sound that bridges the gap between contemporary styles and the traditional twang. Drawing from these influences, his music weaves together a sonic tapestry that appeals to both young and old, creating an enchanting experience for fans and newcomers alike.
While Race Ricketts is proud of his roots and his small town of Olney, he has also adopted something greater—a whole area code. With pride and fervor, Ricketts has embraced "the 940" and has become its unofficial ambassador through his music. His hard-charging anthem dedicated to the region is a testament to the love he has for his home and its people. Through his music, Ricketts invites listeners from all over to experience the magic of that part of the state and, for a moment, become part of its close-knit community.
With a sound that bridges the gap between contemporary and classic, he has managed to create a musical universe that resonates with people of all ages and backgrounds. Through his passionate and soulful performances, Ricketts not only showcases his talent but also celebrates the spirit of his roots and the warmth of community, inviting all to share in the magic. As he continues to rise in the world of country music, Race Ricketts proves that no matter where life takes you, staying true to your roots and embracing the communities that shape you will always lead to heartfelt and authentic artistry.Back to Lineup