Ryan Hurd

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Ryan Hurd
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Born
Ryan James Hurd

(1986-11-02) November 2, 1986 (age 34)
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Spouse(s)
(m. 2018)
Children1
Musical career
GenresCountry
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
LabelsRCA Nashville
Associated actsMaren Morris
Websiteryanhurd.com

Ryan James Hurd (born November 2, 1986) is an American country music singer and songwriter from Kalamazoo, Michigan. In addition to writing No. 1 singles for Blake Shelton, Lady A, and Luke Bryan, Hurd has recorded for RCA Records Nashville.

Career[edit]

Hurd was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan before moving to Nashville, Tennessee.[1][2] Hurd met his future wife Maren Morris while writing the ballad “Last Turn Home” for Tim McGraw.[3]

In 2015, Hurd wrote "Lonely Tonight", a No 1 Country Airplay single for Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe.[4]

Hurd signed with Sony Music Nashville in 2017 to release a forthcoming debut album. [5][6] His first single from his self-titled EP, “We Do Us” has received over 2 million streams on Spotify. [7]

Hurd was featured on Rolling Stone Country's "Artists You Need to Know" list [8] and CMT named him one of their "Listen Up" Artists of 2016.

[9] Hurd has also toured with Chase Rice, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line, and Morris.[10] Hurd's debut single was "Love in a Bar".[11] In January 2020, he will go on a tour in support of his Platonic EP with Adam Doleac and Niko Moon.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Hurd and Morris were married on March 24, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee.[13] On March 23, 2020, they welcomed their first child together, son Hayes Andrew Hurd.[14]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

  • Ryan Hurd EP (Sony Nashville, April 7, 2017)
  • Panorama EP (Originally released, 2015; Re-release July 19, 2019)
  • Platonic EP (Sony Nashville, September 20, 2019)

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Sales
US
Country

[15]
US
Country
Airplay

[16]
2016 "We Do Us"[17]
2017 "Love in a Bar" 50
2018 "To a T"[18] 23 22
2020 "Every Other Memory" 49
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2017 "Love in a Bar"[20] Joseph Llanes
2018 "Diamonds or Twine"[21] Alex Ferrari

References[edit]

  1. ^ “Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris Received the Cutest Gift from the Cubs!”, WUSN, Chicago, October 30, 2019.
  2. ^ Derek Halsey. "Ryan Hurd going from songwriter to singer". Herald-dispatch.com.
  3. ^ "Maren Morris and Boyfriend Ryan Hurd Met While Penning a Song for Tim McGraw: 'There Was Always This Writing Chemistry'". People.com.
  4. ^ "Blake Shelton Helps Ashley Monroe Score Her First No. 1". Cmt.com.
  5. ^ "Ryan Hurd Signs With Sony Music Nashville on the RCA Nashville Roster". Countrymusicrocks.net. 5 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Maren Morris & Ryan Hurd Are Engaged". Billboard.com.
  7. ^ "Ryan Hurd's 'We Do Us' Is Helping Him Do 'Him' as an Artist". Taste of Country.
  8. ^ "10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: February 2016". Rolling Stone.
  9. ^ "CMT Reveals 16 Artists for Listen Up in 2016". Cmt.com.
  10. ^ "Ryan Hurd Joins RCA Nashville Roster". Musicrow.com. 3 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Ryan Hurd on Finding 'Love In a Bar' with Maren Morris and the Inspiration for His First Single". People.com.
  12. ^ "Ryan Hurd Preps Platonic Tour With Adam Doleac, Niko Moon". Musicrow.com. November 19, 2019.
  13. ^ Pasquini, Maria. "They're Married! Maren Morris Weds Ryan Hurd in Nashville". People.com. Retrieved March 23, 2020.
  14. ^ Aiello, McKenna (March 23, 2020). "Maren Morris Gives Birth to Her First Child". Eonline.com. Retrieved March 23, 2020.
  15. ^ "Ryan Hurd Chart History: Country Songs". Billboard.com. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  16. ^ "Ryan Hurd Chart History: Country Airplay". Billboard.com. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  17. ^ "Hear Ryan Hurd's Bouncy Celebration of Couplehood 'We Do Us'". Rolling Stone.
  18. ^ "To a T – Single by Ryan Hurd on iTunes". iTunes.apple.com. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  19. ^ Bjorke, Matt (January 25, 2020). "Top 30 Digital Country Downloads: January 24, 2020". Roughstock.com. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  20. ^ "Get Drunk on Ryan Hurd's 'Love in a Bar' Video [Exclusive Premiere]". Taste of Country. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  21. ^ "CMT : Videos : Ryan Hurd - "Diamonds or Twine"". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 2, 2019.

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