Anyone who has seen Ryan Daniel perform can tell you that he connects with his audience. He makes every member feel like they are the most important person there. Ryan cites Garth Brooks as his major influence: “When I perform, I want the crowd to feel what I'm feeling,” says Ryan. “I like to reach out and make them part of the show. I think Garth did it best!” Ryan served as a proud member of the United States Air Force for 9 ½ years where he was an AMMO troop. During this time he was also selected to join the elite musical touring group “Tops in Blue.” Ryan toured 20 different countries entertaining an estimated 250,000 troops and civilians alike. During this tour, he met his producer, Barry Best. Together, they created Ryan's debut album “Love, Life, and Memories.” While still unsigned, Ryan has now partnered with Stringer Performance, has a full artist endorsement with
Westone Audio, and has now signed 2016 Tour Sponsorship deals with Patriot Outreach and Kontender Entertainment. Ryan was nominated for “Best Country Song of the Year”, “Country Artist of the Year” and “Best Live Performance of the Year” for 2016 at the Indie Music Channel Awards in LA for his new single “Feel Good Feelin”. On April 24th 2016 he received the award for “Country Artist of the Year”! He was also an Indie Music Channel 2015 Nominee for “Song of the Year”and “Country Artist of the Year” with his new single “Lies and Bruises”. “Lies and Bruises” is making waves as it broke the record for 6 weeks at #1 on the Top 40 Countdown on the Iceman's internet radio show. The debut album “Love Life and Memories” won the 2014 Indie Music Channel (IMC) Award for “Album of the Year” and Ryan also took home “Country Song of the Year” for “Love Lives On”, a previously unreleased song penned by Billy Currington. Ryan was also a nominee for “County Artist of the Year.” His debut single, “A Silent Movie”, received major airplay on numerous radio stations, including WKML in Fayetteville, NC, where it ranked #1 on the top 5 at 5:00 for 2 weeks. Singles “Honky Tonk Holiday” and “Unknown Soldier” were certified No. 1 and 3 respectively on the International Association of Independent Recording Artists (IAIRA) music chart. He has teamed up with Wal-Mart and Coca-Cola to perform at Grand Openings of Super Wal-Marts from North Carolina to Tennessee. Ryan was also named a nominee for the Randy Travis Award at the Carolina Music Awards and won Best Country Music Artist of the Year at the Carolina Music Awards in 2012. Ryan is a diligent, hard-working artist who has booked over 600 shows independently. Of those, 80 have been at military installations or venues, showing that his strong military roots are firmly in place. Kind at heart, Ryan is always willing to support worthy causes as demonstrated by his performances at Phi Delta Theta Fraternity in Orlando, Florida in support of ALS, back-to-back “Warrior Jam” events, where money is raised to support troops suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and TBI (Traumatic Brain Injuries), and the “Pink Heels Tour” in support of breast cancer awareness. In 2014, Ryan toured under the auspices of Air Force Entertainment, where he spent the holidays performing for the troops overseas in an effort to bolster morale and remind them they are not forgotten. Ryan promoted his freshman release and raised morale from Texas to Turkey and Afghanistan to Iraq. Ryan always gives back. While on tour Ryan donated over 500 copies of the album for free release to the soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines still stationed in harm's way. Ryan continues to work on raising funds for a tour to continue his support of soldiers with PTSD and TBI.