Anyone who has seen Ryan Daniel perform can tell you that he connects with the crowd. He makes
every member of the audience 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, “IYAAYAS!” 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 an unsigned artist, Ryan has had many accolades. His debut single, “A Silent Movie”
received major airplay on numerous radio stations to include 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 charts. He has teamed up with Wal-Mart and Coca-Cola to perform at Grand
Openings of Super Wal-Marts from NC to TN. 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. He is a diligent artist who has booked over 430 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 Jams”, where
money is raised to support troops who have PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and TBI (Traumatic
Brain Injuries), and the “Pink Heels Tour” in support of breast cancer.
Currently, he is preparing to spend the holidays with the troops overseas in an effort to maintain morale
and remind them they are not forgotten. Upon return, Ryan hopes to have raised enough funds for a tour
to continue his support of soldiers with PTSD and TBI. Check out http://patriottour.org/ to show your
support for this tour! Every donation counts!