Brent Ryan

The Category: country music

A Little Brent Ryan Musical History

Posted on August 15, 2019 in country music, history, music, Music Business, Musical Inspiration, Opinions, Stories Behind Songs

Let's have a little fun. I really don't know if have a "sound". In the musician world we talk about finding "your sound", some elusive part of your soul that has to be opened up through a variety of spiritual musical experiences and suddenly you've found your place among the spinning planets in perfect harmony with all of creation. Is there a Brent Ryan Sound? I don't know...you tell me. Read More

Is Kentucky the New Texas?

Posted on July 27, 2019 in americana, country music, history, music, Music Business, Musical Inspiration, Opinions

Perhaps I do write this post to poke at my fellow Texans a little bit. But I do it out of love. Why? Because I want Texas to continue to generate and value unique off-the-grid music. Alongside the exploding Texas music scene comes money. And when money gets big, a gold-rush of money chasers follow suit.  When that happens, the sincerity of organic songwriters with a unique voice can get left behind, lost in the crowd of screaming college kids that worship a supposed unique "Texas Country" performer who is really only regenerating a 1990's sound, and brag about how rebellious it all is simply because it isn't Nashville.   Read More