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Fresh Finds: Ryan Morgan

It's like Parker McCollum meets Luke Combs listening to Ryan Morgan. His melodies are smooth like a whiskey and mean something. May 20th, you're going to hear another side to Ryan Morgan with his release of "Girl Like You." Pre-Save "Girl Like You," right here -- I might put this song on a Heart of Nashville Country Music playlist. Though a Kentucky based artist, you can hear the Nashville sound throughout Ryan Morgan's music.

Here's what Ryan Morgan had to say about his career as a Singer/Songwriter and what the future holds:

Describe yourself as an artist and what has changed in the past year?

I’ve had a love for music as far back as I can remember. When I was just a kid, I got some toy instruments for Christmas. My brother and I performed the Backstreet Boys for the whole family, singing every word. When I was about 12 years old I started performing in school talent shows and from there I was hooked. It wasn’t until my mid 20’s when I started taking music seriously. Country music has been my favorite of all genres. Growing up in a small town listening to country. I love the story telling behind country music and the real connection you feel when listening to it. I began writing country music based on life experiences of my own and had to find a way to get my songs out there. I connected with a Nashville producer Jason Early who recorded my first few singles and my debut EP “Can’t Blame The Whiskey”. I started to see how much people loved my music and it was the greatest feeling. I love being able to impact people the way music has impacted me.

Where are you based out of?

Right now I’m based out of Lexington, Kentucky. With plans to move to Nashville in the near future.

What are you planning on releasing this year?

This year I plan to release as much as I can. “Girl Like You” is set to release on May 20th and a music video shortly after that. I’m currently working on more amazing songs to be released this year.

Have you been co-writing with other writers?

All of my songs to date have been written solo by me, but I’ve helped write a few songs for other artists. My main goal moving to Nashville is to connect with other artists and songwriters. Nothing beats finding someone to write with and create beautiful songs.

What was the process for writing and releasing Girl Like You? Why country music and why Nashville?

The idea for “Girl Like You” sparked when I was at home on a Friday night with my girlfriend and she randomly asked me “What would you do if you didn’t have me in your life?” And me being sarcastic, I went on about all the things I’d be doing if I was still single but then I went on about how I’d be out there looking for a girl like her. She thought that was the sweetest thing. Being the songwriter that I am, I instantly thought that would be a great idea for a song.

Where have you been playing live music and planning to play this upcoming month?

I currently don’t have any shows booked for this month but I’ve had a few offers from venues and distilleries that I would love to be a part of. Stay tuned!

What do you enjoy most about your career in music?

What I love most about my career is connecting with fans and being creative. I love seeing people sing along to something that came from the heart. When someone connects with my music I know I’ve done what I’m here to do. Music is a beautiful thing and it's everywhere you go.

Why did you choose a career in the music industry? What are your long term goals?

I chose music because I’ve always been creative and I’ve always loved music. I like seeing something go from nothing to something amazing. Music has had a huge impact on my life and that’s what I want for other people. I want to be the reason someone follows their dreams like I’ve done. If my music can impact just one persons day, I’d be happy. My long term goal is to make a living writing songs. Whether they are performed by me or some of the greatest artists in the scene. Move to Nashville and connect with as many songwriters and musicians as I can and build great friendships.

What is one song that would describe the soundtrack of your life?

A song that perfectly describes my life currently is “Doin’ This” by Luke Combs. Because if I wasn’t doing this I’d still be doing this.

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