Born in Massachusetts and raised in Arkansas, Ryan Daniel knows how to connect with his audience. Ryan credits Garth Brooks as his major influence: “When I perform, I want the crowd to feel what I’m feeling,” says Ryan. “I like to reach out and make them part of the show.” Daniel makes every fan feel like they are the most important person there.
Ryan has served as a member of the United States Air Force for over nine years, where he was an AMMO troop. During this time, he was also selected to join the elite musical touring group “Tops in Blue.” Ryan toured 20 countries, entertaining an estimated 250,000 troops and civilians alike. During this tour, he met his producer, Barry Best. Together they created Ryan’s debut album “Love, Life and Memories,” which continues to do well.
Together again with Barry Best and Co-Producer Rich Herring, Ryan’s new album “Back For More” was released April 6, 2018, selling out on Amazon the very first day! Ryan’s new single “Bring on the Night” is in rotation on country radio nationally and is quickly climbing the charts.
In 2013, Ryan toured under the sponsorship of Air Force Entertainment, where he spent the holidays performing for the troops overseas. Ryan promoted “Love, Life and Memories,” and raised morale from Texas all the way to Afghanistan.
Ryan is in his fourth year of an endorsement deal with Westone Audio and is sponsored by Pursuit Electronics, Dirty South Outdoors Apparel, and Stringer Creative. Ryan has been inducted into The Indie Music Hall of Fame and has won numerous awards including “Album of the Year” for “Back for More” (2019), “Best Contemporary Country Artist” (2019), “Best Contemporary Country Song” for “Bring On The Night” (2019), “Best Contemporary Country Songwriter” alongside producer, Barry Best (2019), “Best Country Song” for “Like America” in the Radio Music Awards (2018), “Country Artist of the Year” and “Country Song of the Year” for “Like America” (2018), “Best Country Contemporary Video” for “Feel Good Feelin’” (2017), “Best Country Artist” (2016), “Album of the Year” for “Love, Life and Memories” (2014) and “Country Song of the Year” for “Love Lives On” (2014) written by Billy Currington. Ryan also won the U.S. Air Force 2018 Veteran In Blue Award, and was nominated for the 2017 Radio Music Award for “Feel Good Feelin.” Daniel’s first album’s debut single, “A Silent Movie,” tiered number one on the Top 5 at 5 on WKML. The International Association of Independent Recording Artists (IAIRA) music charts also recognized “Honky Tonk Holiday” and “Unknown Soldier,” as they were certified #1 and #3. Ryan has also won Country Music Artist of the Year at the Carolina Music Awards (2012). Ryan’s debut video “Feel Good Feelin’” has been aired on CMT, Heartland, and Country Fix.
Now signed with WBA Records, Ryan’s “Back For More” album is full of expression and change. With songwriters on the album such as Garth Brooks, Kent Blazy, Kim Williams, Barry Best, Rich Herring and Ryan Daniel his fan base will be surprised by the new sound that will appeal to today’s youth as well as all who love music. It will make you shed a tear, wish you were the girl he was talking about, and make you want to get on the dance floor!