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Wade Bowen Pays Homage To His Own Ramblin' Soul In Latest Single "Lovin' Not Leavin"

"This song is about meeting the one that makes a ramblin' soul like mine want to settle down, and I hope you hear some of your own story in it," the Texas icon shares.

Photo Credit: Cameron Gott

Today, the veteran storyteller once again gifts fans a tale that is complex yet approachable. A true tunesmith, Lovin' Not Leavin flawlessly showcases Bowen's Texas tenor and dynamic storytelling backed by idyllic sonics.

In just a little over three minutes, Wade captures the essence of hesitant vagabond spirit who can only be tied down thanks to the strong and unwavering love of another. Through tender lyrics and idillic melodies, Bowen cements himself as one of today's top talents.

I'm hanging in, I'm holding on their ain't no telling where the old me gone, he sings in the bright chorus. Unafraid to pull stories from his own life, Bowen's autobiographical story is rooted in tradition. Co- written with the talented Casey Beathard the song captures what good storytelling should be about. Not to mention, the cinematic official video brings the passionate lyrics to life, featuring Bowen’s wife and locations that are meaningful to his life.

“This is a Wade Bowen song….big, slow, dynamic and full of passion,” Bowen said in a press release. “It’s these types of songs that are my favorite to write and sing. There’s no better feeling than being a rambling soul who finally finds the one who settles ya down. We spend most of our lives thinking it’s not possible. Then boom… you’re knocked on your ass ‘cause it does. God bless the women who love a gypsy soul… this song is for you.”

Approachable and strong Lovin' Not Leavin embodies every aspect of what makes Wade Bowen a top tier talent. From words that pull you in to sonics that evoke emotion, Bowen's artistry is put on full display! In a genre where all too often, artists shy away from introspective stories and autobiographical moments, Wade breaks through the noise.

With more than 4,000 shows under his belt, Wade is currently in the midst of a tour to round out the year. See below for the full list of upcoming stops:

  • Friday, September 15th - Saint Jo, TX - Red River Station BBQ

  • Thursday, September 21st - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note

  • Friday, September 22nd - La Vista, NE - Astro Theater

  • Saturday, September 23rd - Garnett, KS - North Lake Park

  • Thursday, September 28th - Cape Girardeau, MO - Show Me Center

  • Friday, September 29th - Rogers, AR - Walmart AMP

  • Saturday, September 30th - Oklahoma City, OK - Paycom Center

  • Thursday, October 5th - Corpus Christi, TX - American Bank Center Selena Auditorium

  • Friday, October 6th - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center

  • Saturday, October 7th - Lubbock, TX - United Supermarkets Arena

  • Sunday, October 8th - Ennis, TX - Stars Over Texas Music Festival 2023

  • Friday, October 13th - Belville, TX - Austin County Fair Convention & Expo

  • Thursday, October 26th - Hays, KS - Fox Theatre - Hays, Kansas

  • Friday, November 10th - Chicago, IL - Joe’s on Weed Street

  • Saturday, November 11th - Indianapolis, IN - 8 Seconds Saloon

  • Friday, December 8th - Webster, TX - Rowdy’s Dance Hall

Wade will release a follow up track later this Fall and then will be working on his forthcoming album, expected early 2024. To stay up-to-date on Wade’s current and upcoming projects, please visit: and follow him on Instagram @wadebowen and Facebook.


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