In 1989, several songs McBride had written found their way to MCA President Tony Brown. He was quickly signed to a recording contract and formed the band McBride & The Ride. The group released four studio albums for MCA and racked up several top five singles over the next few years, including "Sacred Ground" a #1 Single in 1992.
After the band’s dissolution in 1995, McBride focused his attention on songwriting. It didn’t take long before he had songs cut by other artists such as Garth Brooks, George Strait, Reba McEntire, Hank Williams Jr., Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins, Easton Corbin, Lost Frequencies, Kenny Rogers, Cole Swindell, and many others. His frequent collaborations with Ronnie Dunn lead to over 25 songs recorded by Brooks & Dunn including 13 singles and 12 BMI “Million-Air” Awards.
Terry's EP, and debut solo album, Hotels & Highways was released in early 2017.