Ryan Hurd

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Ryan Hurd
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Born
Ryan James Hurd

(1986-11-02) November 2, 1986 (age 33)
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Spouse(s)
Maren Morris (m. 2018)
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 and Luke Bryan, Hurd has recorded for RCA Records Nashville.

Career[edit]

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

In 2015, Hurd wrote "Lonely Tonight", a No 1 Country Airplay single for Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe.[3]

Hurd signed with Sony Music Nashville in 2017 to release a forthcoming debut album. [4][5] His first single from his self-titled EP, “We Do Us” has received over 2 million streams on Spotify. [6]

Hurd was featured on Rolling Stone Country's "Artists You Need to Know" list [7] and CMT named him one of their "Listen Up" Artists of 2016. [8] Hurd has also toured with Chase Rice, Thomas Rhett, and Morris.[9] Hurd's debut single was "Love in a Bar".[10]

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

[11]
US
Country
Airplay

[12]
2016 "We Do Us"[13]
2017 "Love in a Bar" 50
2018 "To a T"[14] 36 26
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2017 "Love in a Bar"[16] Joseph Llanes
2018 "Diamonds or Twine"[17] Alex Ferrari

References[edit]

  1. ^ Herald-Dispatch, DEREK HALSEY For The. "Ryan Hurd going from songwriter to singer".
  2. ^ "Maren Morris and Boyfriend Ryan Hurd Met While Penning a Song for Tim McGraw: 'There Was Always This Writing Chemistry'".
  3. ^ "Blake Shelton Helps Ashley Monroe Score Her First No. 1".
  4. ^ "Ryan Hurd Signs With Sony Music Nashville on the RCA Nashville Roster". 5 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Maren Morris & Ryan Hurd Are Engaged".
  6. ^ "Ryan Hurd's 'We Do Us' Is Helping Him Do 'Him' as an Artist". Taste of Country.
  7. ^ "10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: February 2016". Rolling Stone.
  8. ^ "CMT Reveals 16 Artists for Listen Up in 2016".
  9. ^ "Ryan Hurd Joins RCA Nashville Roster". 3 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Ryan Hurd on Finding 'Love In a Bar' with Maren Morris and the Inspiration for His First Single".
  11. ^ "Ryan Hurd Chart History: Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  12. ^ "Ryan Hurd Chart History: Country Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  13. ^ "Hear Ryan Hurd's Bouncy Celebration of Couplehood 'We Do Us'". Rolling Stone.
  14. ^ "To a T – Single by Ryan Hurd on iTunes". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  15. ^ Bjorke, Matt (November 6, 2019). "Top 30 Digital Country Downloads Chart". Roughstock. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  16. ^ "Get Drunk on Ryan Hurd's 'Love in a Bar' Video [Exclusive Premiere]". Taste of Country. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  17. ^ "CMT : Videos : Ryan Hurd - "Diamonds or Twine"". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 2, 2019.

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