SPOTLIGHT: Ryan Kinder (In the UK For C2C)

The Knoxville-born, Alabama-raised Ryan Kinder, who boasts over 39 million streams without ever having released an album, has been critically praised for his vocal prowess, vulnerable songwriting and nimble guitar playing. Pandora has taken note of his digital domination by naming him one of its 2018 Country Artists to Watch, while Spotify included his viral hit “Close” in their Best of 2017 playlist. Billboard, who gave him the Artist to Watch title last year, recently shared the music video for his new single “Still Believe in Crazy Love,” noting the way it’s taking his career “to a different level, one that’s deeper than any radio hit could provide.” The gritty ballad was also included as one of Amazon’s 50 Best Country Songs of 2017. Kinder is taking “Still Believe in Crazy Love” and more on his tour of the same name, which kicked off in November and will run through February.

“One of the most interesting voices in the genre…” – Billboard, 2017 (Country Artist to Watch)

“The go-to country songwriter with the golden voice…” – Paste Magazine

“Ryan Kinder is making a name for himself in Nashville… raw, genuine and real…” – People

“With vocals as powerful as alternative rockers… Kinder stands out” – CMT

The Warner Bros. Records / Warner Music Nashville artist has co-written with some of Nashville’s most successful writers, including Josh Osborne, Ashley Gorley, Ross Copperman, Tom Douglas and Luke Sheets, and has shared the stage with Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Brett Eldredge and Zac Brown, who personally handpicked him for the Great American Road Trip Tour. After previously working with multi-award-winning producers Paul Worley and Ross Copperman, Kinder is currently writing and co-producing his debut Warner Bros. / Warner Music Nashville album with his longtime writing partner Luke Sheets.

10th March – SSE Hydro, Glasgow (C2C Festival)
11th March – O2 Arena, London (C2C Festival)
12th March – The Borderline (w/Ashley McBryde)
13th March – Arts Club, Liverpool (w/Ashley Campbell, Mo Pitney)
16th March – O2 Institute 3, Birmingham (w/Ashley Campbell, Mo Pitney)