WHO IS CHRIS RYAN?
Since the release of his self-titled debut album, Chris Ryan has caught the attention of the East Coast music industry, playing showcases during East Coast Music Week and Music Newfoundland and Labrador Week, along with receiving nominations for "Country Recording of the Year" and "Songwriter of the Year". Chris' songwriting skills allowed him to be part of the 2016 ECMA SOCAN Song House, working with Nashville’s songwriting guru Ralph Murphy. This also led to Chris touring with Canadian country artist Kelly Prescott from Canada to Tennessee, co-writing in Nashville and signing a publishing deal with ECMA award winning publishing company Sound of Pop. Chris was recently selected to participate in the 2019 edition of the Canadian Song Conference's "Canadian Songwriter Challenge", co-writing with artists from across Canada in Charlottetown, PEI.
Chris was an East semi-finalist in the 2018 SiriusXM - Canadian Country Music Association "Top of the Country" Project, was on the road accompanying Sierra Noble for the Johnny Reid "My Kind of Christmas" tour across Canada in November and December 2019 and numerous singles from his self-titled debut album continue to receive regular rotation on radio stations in Canada.
Chris' brand new 2021 summer single "Less of a Stranger" is out now and his previous three singles "Last Forever", "Slow Down" and "I Ain't Mad" peaked in the 60's on the BDS Canadian Country Music chart and have been added to SiriusXM & Stingray channels, as well as editorial playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.