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Friday, February 22, 2019

Michael Sings @ the Bluebird Cafe, the Birthplace of Legends!


By: Debbie Gail Stuart 
Author of "Suicide is not an Option"

Michael Ryan was performing and hanging out with some friends at the legendary Bluebird CafĂ© in February. The renown Nashville cafe is known worldwide as a songwriter’s performance space. Record Company representatives attend regularly to scout the latest potential hit song.

Michael is in his happy place when he gets to sing and play guitar. Needless to say, he was delighted to perform to a sold-out venue on the very stage that some of the most significant songwriters and artists in country music have been on. This acoustic-style listening room that has kept patrons captivated for decades was right up his alley.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Michael Ryan, 1st Runner-Up at Texas Country Music Awards!!

By: Donna Chance

Nashville has nothing on Texas when it comes to country music. Everyone watches the annual Country Music Association's award show but Texas has its own version of the CMA's. Did you also know that Texas is the state that most help to popularize country music throughout the world and continues to redefine it to this day? The Texas Country Music scene is famous for its varied traditions and rich sounds. They are on full display across the state in festivals like SXSW in Austin, just one of many big Texas venues. You know what they say, everything is bigger in Texas! When you have a country music scene as vibrant and traditional as the one in the Lone Star State you need your own award show. That is how the Texas Country Music Awards were born and with past spokesman like Mark Chestnut, it continues to thrive.

Michael Ryan was nominated for an award at the 2018 Texas Country Music Awards, which was held at the Will Rogers Auditorium in Ft. Worth. It was held in October of 2018 and was a high energy event that included a whole host of Texas artist spanning over 40 years of country music. Michael was nominated for Christian Country Music Songwriter of the Year for his song "In Your Pasture." He was honored to receive the 1st Runner-Up award in an extremely talented field of nominees. Congratulations to Michael Ryan for all your hard work and looking forward to more in the future.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

"What I Been Looking For" Release Party

            By: Alaina Johnson and Donna Chance            Photographer: Crystal Dortch

The anticipation is building as Michael Ryan and friends wait to watch the brand new release of his latest music video. Michael's been preparing to release his music video for his latest hit "What I've Been Looking For." He couldn't think of a better way to do it then a BBQ Watch Party with friends and family. At the party, lots of BBQ and sides were served as everyone anxiously waited for the video to arrive. Michael loves taking time out to hang with friends and family, as they join in the celebration with him. 

Well, let's just say, it was well worth the wait. By far the best one yet and the storyline is quite impactful. Once it arrived, it became very apparent why Boulder, Colorado was chosen as the filming location. With gorgeous mountains in the backdrop of this video, the scenes throughout are breathtaking. It points to the masterful creativity of our loving God.

Later, many decided to tag along to the concert that Michael was putting on in Kountze, Texas that night at the Hardin County Seat. It's a Grand Ole Opry styled event and the audience is fantastic there. Michael loves sharing his music with audiences everywhere, as he strives to see that it ministers to every single listener.