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 6th, 2018, selling out on Amazon the very first day! Ryan’s second single “Bring On The Night” hits radio January 2019.
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 Dirty South Outdoors Apparel and Stringer Performance. Ryan has been inducted into The Indie Music Hall of Fame and has won numerous awards including “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 US 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 fanbase 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!
Ryan ~ I just wanted to introduce myself.. My name is Anastasia Lee, a Classical Crossover singer.. I truly enjoyed reading your story it was incredible.. You have done so much in the Country music world and Our Military !! Bravo..
I really like 'The Unknown Soldier" and "I Remember" they hit a real chords in my heart.. Plus "A Cross along the Road" .. Hope to be your friend and Best of Luck during your tour season ! ~Anastasia Lee~
I just wanted to post and let ya'll know that I am proud to call you all my friends. Congrats to everyone who is nominated this year! I am lucky enough to be one of those folks again this year but wont be able to attend do to Tour Dates. For all you artist who have won and or ever been nominated please please do the work and run with it!! Since last year winning Album of the Year and Country Song of the Year, My career is MUCH better for it. Just remember it is called the music Business for a reason. To Christopher and Everyone at the Indie Music Channel....Thank you for Everything you do!! God Bless!