Ry has been honored by Robert K. Oermann with the DISCovery Award from Music Row magazine for his song “Hard Not to Feel.” Oermann writes, “Pretty dang cool. It has a throbbing, irresistible rhythm and double-time delivery of its verse lyrics. His voice ranges from a gritty growl to a shouted tenor, which gives the disc loads of dynamics. Toss in a sizzling electric guitar solo and an electronic effect or two and you’ve got a mini audio sensation.”
““Everything I’ve Got chronicles the stories from the last few years of my life — the loves, the victories and the losses,” says Ry. “Like Cash and Waylon in the early days, we [Ry Bradley & Justin Busch] wrote about what was happening in our lives and this great collection of songs came together. I hope the fans that are discovering me for the first time connect with the variety of stories and sounds that we captured on this album. I’ve got guitar-driven, feel-good anthems and vulnerable stripped down storytelling tunes across this project. It truly is Everything I’ve Got and I’m proud to finally share it with everyone.”
“Everything I’ve Got” is available at all major online retailers and streaming sites. Click Here to listen on Spotify.
- Ry Bradley has signed with Nashville powerhouse PR Firm, PLA Media to help amplify and support his music and messaging to the music industry, the media and his fans.
- Ry’s Pledgemusic campaign is live as he creates new music and works on upcoming albums and songs for film and television sound tracks. The Campaign invites fans to collaborate with Ry on new songs and his Upcoming Album Release Party in Huntington Beach California on June 1st. Click here for more info.
- Ry is soon to secure worldwide distribution of his music via Sound Revolver. Stay tuned for official announcement and details on this significant career move.
- Ry will be performing in Nashville at the 2018 CMA Festival prior to a summer touring schedule in Norway and the United Kingdom.
A couple of years ago I found myself out in open water.. kinda drifting with my music..
I was at the end of my songwriting agreement with my former publisher and good friend Charlie Monk in Nashville. I wasn’t really sure what to do next, I was close with my manager at the a time but things were changing for him as well. I found myself drifting. No Manager, no Publisher, no real plan to keep going in music. Doors were closing but I didn’t see new ones opening.
During a meeting with Charlie Monk he mentioned that he had met another “kid” from California writing songs that he thought lived near me, and Charlie suggested I call him.
So I called this “kid” when I got home and we talked about meeting up. Turns out he wasn’t some “kid” at all but actually a successful producer with many songs on TV shows and movies, and had many artists recording his songs. We are about the same age and after about 5 minutes of talking we discovered that we are both huge Aerosmith and Guns n’ Roses fans….. And we live a mile a way from each other! Coincidence or not I think it’s pretty damn cool that I became friends with Justin Busch and I think it’s even cooler that we both have this “no rules, no excuses, push the boundaries” style to song writing and I’m so lucky to have him produce my last record. You Me &the Music.(2016)
A year later Justin and his wife were at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas on Justin and his wife left just moments before the shooting started that night. The impact of the tragedy that night is still being felt and so many friends and family have been shaken to the core by the incident.
The only way Justin and I really know how to cope with loss, and despair is to make music, so Justin and I wrote a song the next day called “The Next Aldean Show.”
We released the song the following week with 100% of the proceeds going to the victims and their families via The National Compassion Fund. So many people have gotten behind the song and it has been played all over the radio throughout the country. The song was even played in Ventura County where so many of the festival goers and victims live. My favorite lyric in the song is “You just can’t stop our way of life.”
Part of the reason Justin and I work together so well and have become such good friends is that he understands my view of fans. He gets that I view my fans as friends and for someone to listen to and spread my music they have an important connection with me.
So we decided to release a new song on Christmas day. It’s called, “Hard Not to Feel.” I am giving away a free copy to everyone on my email list. If you’d like to join the email newsletter click here or email Team@RyBradley.com
“Hard Not to Feel’ is being promoted to radio across the country and I will be performing at the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville in February. I am definitely pulling myself up from my bootstraps with no major label. I am risking it all in 2018 and your support means everything to me. Click here to get your free copy of “Hard not to Feel.”