Ry Bradley

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Ry Bradley in 2016

Ry Bradley (Ryan Paul Bradley), born August 18, 1980 is a singer, songwriter and guitarist based in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2013, Ry rose to prominence when his single "New Kind of Lonely" was featured on SiriusXm's "The Highway" for 3 weeks. The song rose to 98 on the MediaBase record charts while being played on over 100 terrestrial radio stations across the United States.[1]


From 2008-11 Ry Bradley was the lead guitarist for the Rockabilly/Jazz band "Devil Doll" in Los Angeles, California.

In 2012 Ry Bradley signed a song-writing deal with publisher and radio personality Charlie Monk of Nashville, Tennessee.[2]

Ry Bradley was awarded "Country Artist of the Year" by the LA Music Awards in 2014 and subsequently went on to receive nominations in 2015 for "Country Artist of the Year" as well as "Best Video of the Year" for his single "Freedom Like This".[3]

In February 2017 the Ry Bradley song, "Living for Right Now" was featured in Episode 14 of NBC's Chicago Med (season 2), and in April 2017 the Ry Bradley song, "Still Got a Lot To Figure Out" was featured on ABC's The Fosters season 4 Episode 19. In November 2018 "Still Got A Lot To Figure Out" (Justin Busch, Ry Bradley) was featured in the Facebook Watch TV show "Queen America".

Ry Bradley has released two studio albums and one EP, most recently "Everything I've Got" in July, 2018.

Early life and education[edit]

Ry Bradley grew up in Haleiwa Hawaii and Tustin, California. While in high school he received scholarships to attend the University of California, Irvine where he completed a bachelor's degree in Guitar Performance under the instruction of John Schneiderman.[4][5][6]

From 2002- 2006 Ry Bradley was the Lead Singer and Guitarist for Honolulu's first Rockabilly Band, "Suspicious Minds." While in Suspicious Minds, Ry Bradley collaborated with Hawaii Opera Theatre vocalists, Sherry Chock Wong (Sherry Shaoling), Andy Maddock, and Julius Ahn to create "Punk Rock Opera" a benefit concert for Unity Crayons Organization for Youth Empowerment.[7]


Year Album Details Track Listing US Chart Performance
2012 "Ry Bradley" - self-titled

Released: February 2012;CD, Digital Download, Streaming

Producer:Ry Bradley

Label: Self-released

1.  Payback
2.  Softly Tenderly
3.  You Need My Love
4.  Gotta Make Up My Mind
5.  Hollywood Endings
6.  Coahuila
7.  I don't want to be Evil
8.  Take it Out on Me
9.  It's Just a Game
10. Get Your Gun
11. Pistol Packing
12. Rythoven
Did Not Chart
2013 "Freedom Like This" - EP

Released: January 2013; CD, Digital Download, Streaming

Producer: Ry Bradley and Ted Hewitt

Label: Crimson Q records, Independent

1. New Kind Of Lonely
2. Freedom Like This
3. Gone
4. Little Tattoo
5. Tequila Dreaming (Produced by Ted Hewitt)
6. Things I Could Do To You (With My Guitar) (Produced by Ted Hewitt)
98 on Media Base Chart
2018 "Everything I've Got"

Released:July 2018; CD, Digital Download, Streaming

Label: Sound Revolver

Producer: Justin Busch and Ry Bradley

1. Met My Match
2. Hard Not To Feel
3. I Just Wanna Be Seen
4. Leave You With A Song
5. You Me and the Music
6. Some Nights are Just Worth It
7. Hate That I Love You
8. The Next Aldean Show


  1. ^ Editor, Adrian Gomez | Journal Arts and Entertainment. "'New Kind of Lonely': That hit put Ry Bradley on the map". www.abqjournal.com. Retrieved 2016-11-25.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "LA Music Award winner Bradley headlines today at Texas Cafe". Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Retrieved 2016-11-25.
  3. ^ Logsdon, Gene (2007-07-20), "The Country in Country Music", The Mother of All Arts, University Press of Kentucky, pp. 247–271, doi:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124438.003.0015, ISBN 9780813124438
  4. ^ "Honolulu Star-Bulletin Local News". archives.starbulletin.com. Retrieved 2016-11-25.
  5. ^ "Ry Bradley Wins 2014 LA Music Awards "Country Artist of the Year" | Claire Trevor School of the Arts | UC Irvine". www.arts.uci.edu. Retrieved 2016-11-25.
  6. ^ "LA Music Award winner Bradley headlines today at Texas Cafe". Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Retrieved 2016-11-25.
  7. ^ "Anarchy at the opera | The Honolulu Advertiser | Hawaii's Newspaper". the.honoluluadvertiser.com. Retrieved 2016-11-25.