"It was the rodeo scene that meshed me with the music I love to hear. It was jull of influences that made me want to write music that not just others, but I myself would like to listen to as well. I try and reflect on the vibe you get behind the chutes. Not reflecting on just the words and phrases of the sport of rodeo, but the feeling you get having a backstage pass to a unique lifestyle. It's a mix of emotions, but it's everything that is true to the moment. That is what I think defines me and my music."
Ricky's real breakthrough came in the summer of 2008 when he wrote a song entitled 'Red Dirt Music' which was picked up by radio stations throughout Texas and Oklahoma.
Ricky has shared the stage with with popular Texas/Red Dirt Artists such as Jason Boland, Cody Canada & The Departed, Wade Bowen, Reckless Kelly, Jackson Taylor, Logan Mize, Mark McKinney, Kurt South, Mike McClure, Kevin Fowler, Bart Crow, Phil Hamilton, JB & The Moonshine Band, and Vallejo. Nationally, Ricky has also shared bookings with Merle Haggard, Daryl Singletary, James Wesley, Ronnie Dunn and Willie Nelson. Today Ricky is still playing when and wherever he can. He has begun touring KS/TX/OK/MO/AR with a new road band that features seasoned veteran players from the Oklahoma & Texas Music Scene.