2014 brings the release of Ryan's new album, "Ryan Sims." Recorded in Nashville, this Country/Rock project delivers the goods, both vocally and lyrically. God only knows what awaits Ryan Sims from this point forward. Yet you can always be certain that each and every performance will be played with the passion and soul that has defined him. Click Continue Reading for Ryan's bio and more...
Ryan Sims was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. From the word "go" Ryan showed an undeniable interest in anything that had to do with music or performing. Those interests blossomed into an insatiable need that had to be fulfilled by the time Ryan reached his late teens. While most of his friends stuck to the status quo and left for college, RS hit the road with his band EastonAshe. Almost immediately the band received nationwide recognition for their unique blend of trademark originals and revamped cover music. In 2006 EA released their debut album "Can I Drive It" which sold 10,000 copies in the first year without any label financially backing or promoting the project.
By 2007 Ryan and EastonAshe reached acclaim on the national level by winning the 2007 Independent Rock Album of The Year award as well as the Independent Rock Performers of the year at the annual LA Music/Hollywood Fame Awards: the start of great things to come. In 2008, EA once again was honored, this time receiving the prestigious Performer of the Year award at the LA music/ Hollywood Fame Awards. The momentum seemed unstoppable as Ryan then snatched up the Singer Songwriter of the Year designation at the 2009 Phoenix Music Awards
By 2011 the lineup of band members in EastonAshe had changed dramatically. Though the band was still at its peak of popularity, Ryan couldn't shake the feeling that there were more opportunities for him outside the band. This was partially spurred on by a surprise telephone call from Bret Michaels of the band Poison who suggested that auditioning for a new show called "X Factor" may be a good way of furthering Ryan’s career. Sims took that advice and ran with it. The opening season of "X Factor" was met with 200,000 hopeful performers all competing for one job. RS made it all the way to the final 32 before leaving the show.
It was Ryan’s success on the X Factor that paved his way to a writing position at the Song Factory in Nashville Tennessee, owned by Scott Bruschetta of Big Machine Records. Currently RS is making the shift from Rock and Roll to Country Music. The change in genres has been well received by his vast national fan base.
2014 brings the release of Ryan's new album "Ryan Sims." Recorded in Nashville, this Country/Rock project delivers the goods, both vocally and lyrically. God only knows what awaits Ryan Sims from this point forward. Yet you can always be certain that each and every performance will be played with the passion and soul that has defined him from the beginning.
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