Raised on traditional country by his mom, classic rock & roll by his dad, and 90s hip-hop from his friends, this 2019 Carolina Country Music Awards Entertainer of the Year winner has a unique ability to create music in multiple genres, while staying genuine to each, although his heart remains partial to country. He got his start in the 3rd grade, when his mother taught him a blues riff on the piano. From there, he taught himself drums, piano, and guitar. He developed his ear and began producing at age 12, which led to songwriting and becoming a performing artist. He has become accomplished on virtually every piece of equipment and tool used in modern production.
His diverse talent and ear has allowed him the opportunity to produce and write for/with many well-known hip hop, pop, and country artists, including studio sessions with platinum selling rock band, Crossfade. In addition to producing music, Ryan also co-produced and starred in a full length, award-winning short film/music video, which debuted to a packed out theatre in Charlotte, NC.
Most recently, Ryan has been working with powerhouse producer, Kevin Beamish, whose credits include Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, and REO Speedwagon to name a few.
When Covid-19 slowed down live shows in the industry, Ryan stayed active writing and recording all new material. His new single, “Thank You For Breaking My Heart”, puts a feel-good, positive spin on the pain of breaking up which caught the ear of one of Nashville’s top radio promoters, Jerry Duncan.
Jerry and his team have promoted over 82 #1 hits on radio, including artists Jason Aldean (Hicktown), Morgan Wallen (Up Down, Whiskey Glasses), Florida Georgia Line (Cruise), along with many others. As a result, Ryan’s single is gaining radio air-play across the country.