Ry Bradley – Biography
“I want to take my fans to where their toes are just barely touching the bottom. They know where they are but they are excited by what’s next.”
Ry Bradley is an award-winning country music artist and youth leadership advocate who brings his dynamic stage presence and innovative country sound with him wherever he goes.
Ry bounced around as a child from Utah to California, finally landing in Hawaii as a teen. “My parents were never together and I moved around a lot. I didn’t have a foundation or positive role model growing up, but I always loved music. I got a guitar at age 11 and suddenly music was the only thing that felt right to me in an uncertain world.”
Ry Bradley was raised on Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings, but he was schooled by Guns and Roses and Aerosmith. “ When I was a little kid I thought that Merle was a long lost uncle because my family was always playing his music, but by the time I got my first guitar all I wanted to do was play Aerosmith and Gn’R.” In Hawaii Ry found himself immersed in many different cultures and he began to perform and write songs. “It was great to make new friends and put bands together in Hawaii. I’d play anything, I just loved to perform. I even sang in a punk band.”
Returning to the mainland, Ry earned his bachelor’s degree in classical guitar performance from UC Irvine. He established his presence in the music industry when he released his debut single “New Kind of Lonely” off of his EP titled “Freedom Like This.” “New Kind of Lonely” received national airplay from over 100 country radio stations, including Sirius XM’s the Highway. That momentum led to opening for country music heavyweights Florida Georgia Line, Kellie Pickler, Jerrod Niemann, Scotty McCreery, and Miranda Lambert. In 2014 Ry won the LA Music Award for Country Artist of the year, and has since had his music featured in a number of movies and TV shows. Ry’s latest EP “You Me and the Music”, released in December of 2016, is already receiving significant industry buzz behind the video for the lead single, “I Just Wanna Be Seen.”
Known for being an innovative songwriter and a live-wire entertainer, most recently Ry has become a driving force of pushing the genre of country music to new places. “Having been raised on classic country, I have a great appreciation of country music’s foundations, which I feel makes me the right artist to push the genre into uncharted waters. I want to take my fans to where their toes are just barely touching the bottom. They know where they are but they are excited by what’s next.” Ry continues to test the boundaries of country music while he and his band focus on bringing great songs and great shows to new audiences across the country.
For the latest news and show dates visit RyBradley.com and follow Ry on social media @RyBradleyMusic.