Ryan Beaver

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Ryan Beaver
Ryan Beaver
Ryan Beaver – Courtesy KOKE FM
Background information
Birth name Ryan Embry Beaver
Born (1984-03-17) March 17, 1984 (age 33)
Hunt County, Texas
Origin Austin, Texas
Genres Country, Texas Country Music
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Years active 2007- Present
Website ryanbeaver.com

Ryan Embry Beaver (born March 17, 1984)[1] is an American country music singer-songwriter from Emory, Texas. Born on March 17, 1984 and growing up in East Texas,[2] Beaver moved South and began his musical career while he was attending Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.

He currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee. He has both a younger brother and sister.


Beaver's first album, Under the Neons, was released on February 27, 2008[3] with producing credits to David Grissom (who has worked with John Mellencamp, Dixie Chicks, and Ringo Starr).[4] The album spawned 3 singles for Texas radio: "I Shoulda Kissed You", "Under the Neons", and "Streets of Austin".

Beaver's second album, Constant, was released February 8, 2011.[3] David Grissom produced the album, with co-write credits for himself, Wade Bowen, Brian Keane, Ben Danaher, and Paul Eason. "For A While", "Hate", and "Nobody Wants to be Alone" were the singles sent to radio respectively. "Hate" became Beaver's highest charting single to date (#2 for 3 weeks) on the Texas Music Chart[5] and earned a "Favorite Song of 2011" nod from galleywinter.com.[6]

Country Weekly described his lyrics as "thoughtful, introspective, and extremely well crafted" in their December 10, 2012 issue.[7]

Beaver's first music video for "How About You" was featured on CMT Pure, CMT.com,[8] Yallwire.com,[9] NoDepression.com among others.


A BMI writer, Beaver wrote/co-wrote every song on his released albums. Beaver co-wrote "Along the Way" and "More Than Willing" with Rob Baird (I Swear It's The Truth released on Carnival Records). He also co-wrote "Day by Day", "Make Or Break Me" and "Leavin' Stephenville" with Kyle Park, the latter two appearing on Park's Make Or Break Me album released in 2011. As of 2012, Beaver is signed to the worldwide publishing company HoriPro Entertainment Group.[10][11]



Title Album details Peak chart
US Country

Under the Neons
  • Release date: February 27, 2008
  • Label: St. Beaver
  • Release date: February 8, 2011
  • Label: St. Beaver
  • Release date: May 6, 2016
  • Label: St. Beaver
41 24
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2012 "How About You"[14] Jordan Bellamy
2016 "Dark"[15] Patrick Tracy


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