RCA Nashville’s Ryan Hurd is kicking off 2019 in style, topping the bill for four sold-out shows while his new single – “To a T” – hit No. 1 on the SiriusXM The Highway’s Hot 30 Countdown and is set to hit local radio airwaves next month.
Hurd will headline capacity performances in Los Angeles (1/17), New York City (1/25), Chicago (2/23) and Nashville (2/28) at legendary venues The Troubadour, Bowery Ballroom, Joe’s on Weed, and Exit/In, respectively. To celebrate the anticipated tour, Hurd debuted new release “Michigan for the Winter” today (1/4) on all digital retailers and streaming platforms. Listen and download here.
Meanwhile, the rough-cut romantic has been tapped by AOL as one of their country artists set for a breakout year, and was the genre’s only artist named to SiriusXM’s “Future Five” class of newcomers.
Those aren’t the only media gatekeepers paying attention. Praise for “To a T” has poured in, with Amazon Music including the “gorgeous ode to intimacy” (Wide Open Country) in its year-end Best Of list. Cowboys & Indians lauded the “swoon-worthy lyrics” and The Boot opined the track “oozes romance, love and the intimacy that comes from truly knowing a partner.”
The acclaim is earned. The native of Kalamazoo, MI is one of Nashville’s most multi-dimensional young songwriters. He has co-penned some of the format’s biggest hits including “Lonely Tonight” (Blake Shelton), “You Look Good” (Lady Antebellum), and “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset” (Luke Bryan).
With the release of his own music, fans are discovering the fuel that drives Hurd is often love with all its avatars. Inspiration is in close proximity. No stranger to entertaining full-house crowds, Hurd has toured with Thomas Rhett, Dustin Lynch, Florida Georgia Line, and more. For more information, visit RyanHurd.com.
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