2 April 1975 (age 46)
Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States
In 2005 Ryan recorded and released his debut LP Right Songs For No One. The record featured 16 songs which were written, performed and produced entirely by Ryan. Since its release Right Songs For No One has become an internet and independent sensation. Thanks to a growing legion of fans online Ryan has sold over 15,000 copies of his record in a little over a year with no official distribution and promotion based solely on word-of-mouth. His following continues to grow on a daily basis thanks in large part to his presence on MySpace.com where he has over 3.5 million plays of his songs and over 143,000 "friends".
Word of this growing activity quickly spread to local, commercial radio and nationwide college radio. Ryan has done on-air interviews and in-studio performances at dozens various stations. He has had songs placed on TV networks such as Lifetime, MTV, The "N" and also various film projects. He has a growing live fan base routinely selling out shows in his home town of Santa Rosa, California. His song, "Thank You" was chosen by the people at TARGET to put on their compilation CD called, Acoustic Mood which was released on October 15th. Ryan was 1 of 2 unsigned artists that were featured on that 17 track CD. After the release of Acoustic Mood, the programming director on SIRIUS Satellite Radio was overwhelmed with requests to play Ryan. "Thank You" is now currently being played daily on Acoustic Coffee House, Channel 30. Since then, three additional songs have also been added into the rotation. Ryan was also recently featured on a podcast by music industry powerhouse BMI which stacked him against 3 other artists in a battle-of-the-bands format in which the winner was determined by fans votes. Ryan more than doubled the record of votes for any artist that had been featured on any of the previous BMI podcasts and easily won the competition.
Huston was then brought to Los Angeles by acclaimed producer Chris Lee to record 7 new songs that showcase his growing talent for compelling and meaningful songwriting. Music industry interest began brewing before the recordings were even completed. Ryan's follow up album "Ordinary Day" was released early December '07 and was quick to receive high marks and outstanding reviews. This album was also written, performed and produced entirely by Ryan.
In June of 2008, Ryan signed with an Independent label True Anthem, where he set a record as the most downloaded artist. A year later, he finished his third album, "This Life." It was released in December '09 and featured such hits as "Love You Forever" and "Beautiful Day." He is currently in talks with major labels and showing amazing promise.
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