Ryan Hurd

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Ryan Hurd
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Born
Ryan James Hurd

(1986-11-02) November 2, 1986 (age 35)
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Height6’ 3”
Spouse(s)
(m. 2018)
Children1
Musical career
GenresCountry
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
LabelsRCA Nashville, Arista Nashville
Websiteryanhurd.com

Ryan James Hurd (born November 2, 1986) is an American country music singer and songwriter. 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 in Chicago, Illinois 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 embarked on a tour in support of his Platonic EP with Adam Doleac and Niko Moon.[12]

In 2021, Hurd released his most successful single. "Chasing After You", the first duet he recorded with his wife Maren Morris.[13][14] The song is his first top 10 hit on the country charts, and reached No. 23 on the Hot 100. The song is the lead single from his album Pelago, which was released on October 15, 2021.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Hurd and Maren Morris were married on March 24, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee.[16] On March 23, 2020, Maren gave birth to their son, Hayes.[17]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, showing relevant details
Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US
Country

[18]
US
[19]
Pelago 11 71

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Ryan Hurd
  • Release date: April 7, 2017
  • Label: Sony Nashville
Panorama
  • Release date: 2015
  • Reissue date: July 19, 2019
  • Label: Sony Nashville
Platonic
  • Release date: September 20, 2019
  • Label: Sony Nashville
EOM EP
  • Release date: June 16, 2020
  • Label: Sony Nashville

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Sales Certifications Album
US Country
[20]
US Country Airplay
[21]
US
[22]
CAN Country
[23]
NZ
Hot

[24]
2016 "We Do Us"[25] Ryan Hurd
2017 "Love in a Bar" 50
2018 "To a T"[26] 23 22 [A] 43 Platonic
2020 "Every Other Memory" 49 EOM EP
2021 "Chasing After You"[31]
(with Maren Morris)
3 2 23 5 39 Pelago
2022 "Pass It On"[33] 54
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Single Album
2019 "Her Name Was Summer"[34] Non-album single
2020 "False God"[35] EOM EP
2021 "Coast"[36] Pelago
"June, July, August"
"Tab with My Name on It"

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director Ref.
2017 "Love in a Bar" Joseph Llanes [37]
2018 "Diamonds or Twine" Alex Ferrari [38]
2019 "To a T" [39]
2020 "Every Other Memory" Blythe Thomas [40]
2021 "Chasing After You" (with Maren Morris) TK McKamy [41]
2022 "What Are You Drinking" [42]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "To a T" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number three on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[27]

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. ^ Freeman, Jon (April 18, 2021). "Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris Perform 'Chasing After You' at the ACM Awards". Rolling Stone.
  14. ^ Newman, Melinda (February 12, 2021). "Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris Talk Making Beautiful Music With Sexy New Duet, 'Chasing After You'". Billboard.
  15. ^ Nicholson, Jessica (October 14, 2021). "Ryan Hurd 'Never Expected' Maren Morris Duet 'Chasing After You' to Become a Hot 100 Hit". Billboard.
  16. ^ Pasquini, Maria. "They're Married! Maren Morris Weds Ryan Hurd in Nashville". People.com. Retrieved March 23, 2020.
  17. ^ Aiello, McKenna (March 23, 2020). "Maren Morris Gives Birth to Her First Child". Eonline.com. Retrieved March 23, 2020.
  18. ^ "Ryan Hurd Chart History: Country Albums". Billboard. Retrieved October 26, 2021.
  19. ^ "Ryan Hurd Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved October 26, 2021.
  20. ^ "Ryan Hurd Chart History: Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved February 23, 2021.
  21. ^ "Ryan Hurd Chart History: Country Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
  22. ^ "Ryan Hurd Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved April 27, 2021.
  23. ^ "Ryan Hurd Chart History: Canada Country". Billboard. Retrieved November 23, 2021.
  24. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. February 22, 2021. Retrieved February 20, 2021.
  25. ^ "Hear Ryan Hurd's Bouncy Celebration of Couplehood 'We Do Us'". Rolling Stone.
  26. ^ "To a T – Single by Ryan Hurd on iTunes". iTunes.apple.com. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  27. ^ "Ryan Hurd Chart History: Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved April 13, 2021.
  28. ^ Bjorke, Matt (January 25, 2020). "Top 30 Digital Country Downloads: January 24, 2020". Roughstock.com. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  29. ^ "American certifications – Ryan Hurd". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
  30. ^ "Canadian certifications – Ryan Hurd". Music Canada. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
  31. ^ "Future Releases for Country Radio Stations". All Access. Archived from the original on February 12, 2021. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
  32. ^ "American certifications – Ryan Hurd – Chasing After You". Recording Industry Association of America.
  33. ^ "Future Releases for Country Radio Stations". AllAccess. Retrieved February 2, 2022.
  34. ^ "Her Name Was Summer – Single by Ryan Hurd on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved December 24, 2021.
  35. ^ "False God – Single by Ryan Hurd on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved December 24, 2021.
  36. ^ "Coast – Single by Ryan Hurd on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved December 24, 2021.
  37. ^ "Get Drunk on Ryan Hurd's 'Love in a Bar' Video [Exclusive Premiere]". Taste of Country. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  38. ^ "CMT : Videos : Ryan Hurd - "Diamonds or Twine"". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  39. ^ Laffer, Lauren (February 15, 2019). "Ryan Hurd's 'To A T' Video Features Real-Life Couples". Sounds Like Nashville. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
  40. ^ Shelburne, Craig. "Ryan Hurd Relives His High School Years in "Every Other Memory"". CMT. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
  41. ^ Newman, Melinda (February 12, 2021). "Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris Talk Making Beautiful Music With Sexy New Duet, 'Chasing After You'". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
  42. ^ Liptak, Carena (January 20, 2022). "Ryan Hurd wonders "What Are You Drinking" in his moody new video". ABC Audio. Retrieved February 2, 2022.

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