Stephanie Ryann is a woman who's got something to say, whether you want to listen or not. Ryann's latest release "Broken Heart", features the struggle of trying to move on after having your heart broken and knowing that no matter how many pieces your heart breaks into, you have to put them back together to move on.
Embracing Country music's forward progression, Ryann's "storyteller" lyrics and unique vocal stylings showcase her influences with a fusion of Country, Pop, Rock and Folk music. While COVID-19 shut down most of the music industry, Ryann took the opportunity to hone her songwriting skills and teach herself guitar, which lead to the creation of her COVID-inspired single, “Nights Like These”, and allowed her the ability to not only co-write, but write songs entirely on her own.
The 34 year old is no stranger to the music industry, spending most of her late teens and early 20’s auditioning for TV shows such as American Idol, Nashville Star, and The Voice to assist in jump starting her career. When that proved to be more of a dead end than an open road, Ryann looked to friends and fellow musicians Eliot Lewis (of the legendary pop duo Hall & Oates) and Kevin Totoian (of the award winning band Tangled Vine) to forge her own path into the music industry. In late 2018, Ryann released her debut, self-titled, EP and has been releasing singles ever since.
Due to the pandemic, Ryann has been regularly gigging her own shows via Instagram Live, as well as hosting live-streaming events for various media outlets including radio stations, music blogs and music venues since the beginning of April 2020. As stated by Patrick at Southern Fellow, "Stephanie Ryann doesn't just flirt with Country music like many these days; she goes straight for the soul of it."
Ryann got her start in Country music in 2016 with the help of her co-writer Kevin Totoian and producer Randy Funke, both of whom made it possible to release her debut, self-titled EP in October 2018. Since then, Stephanie Ryann has released several singles over the past few years, including "Travelers", "For a Reason", "Nights Like These", and, "I Should".
Stephanie has also released her music video for the single “I Should.” “The inspiration for the video for "I Should", was very personal to Stephanie as it is about going against the “norm” to forge your own path in life. "My production team and I took a more literal approach. The video follows my personal experience with going against the grain and the idea packing up and leaving home to go follow my dreams of becoming a Country artist in the big city.“ explains Stephanie.
Ryann has opened for Jackson Dean, The Felice Brothers, Cole Swindell, Midnight North, Jamie McLean, and Carolyn Miller. Ryann has also performed as a backup singer for solo artist Eliot Lewis, of the legendary pop duo Hall & Oates.
Often compared to the likes of Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris, her unique sound sets her apart from other Country artists on the scene. Country music fans should keep your ears tuned to the talented Stephanie Ryann's music and on their radar for future releases and performances.
Stephanie Ryann can be followed on all social media platforms and at www.stephanieryannmusic.com.