Jan 12, 2020
As Mike Ryan explains in this interview, his journey to become one of the most popular acts in Texas Country and Red Dirt Music started a LONG time ago. Coming from a musical family, Mike states in the interview that it was almost expected that he pick up an instrument at an early age. He also explains that simply based on his singing alone, as a youngster, his folks could judge what kind of mood he was in.
During the interview we also really enjoyed visiting with Mike about his success as a songwriter. If you weren’t already aware, Mike has co-written with some of the best writers in Nashville and has even had a co-write in a roundabout way with Brad Paisley. You can listen to how Mike explains it during the interview but the song ended up being released as a single by Brad called “Last Time for Everything”.
Another pretty cool experience that Mike talks about during our visit was getting to perform at The White House for an Independence Day Celebration in Washington, D.C. back in 2018. The performance was also broadcast on national TV through the Hallmark Channel.
There are more anecdotes from the interview but I’ll let them speak for themselves.
Mike’s latest single, “Dear Country Music”, is one of my favorite Mike Ryan tunes yet and I highly suggest checking it out if you haven’t heard it yet. You can hear “Dear Country Music” and check out everything else Mike Ryan by clicking HERE!
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