Ryan Huston was destined to be a musician. At the age of 12, Ryan was walking home from school and found an old guitar that someone had left by their trash. He instinctively rescued the guitar and took it to the local music shop to have it restrung. Over the next few years Ryan taught himself to play and write songs on that guitar and credits the somewhat damaged instrument for introducing him to his lifes passion. After years of home training Ryan decided to pursue his art more seriously and enrolled in a series of college level courses where he studied Music Theory, Music Composition, Music History, Piano and Sight Reading. He's achieved an Associates degree in music and is committed to continuing his studies while maintaining the demands of his career.
In 2005 Ryan recorded and released his debut LP Right Songs For No One. The record featured 16 songs which were written, performed and produced entirely by Ryan. Since its release Right Songs For No One has become an internet and independent sensation. Thanks to a growing legion of fans online Ryan had sold over 15,000 copies of his record in a little over a year with no official distribution and promotion based solely on word-of-mouth. His following continues to grow on a daily basis thanks in large part to his presence on MySpace and Facebook where he has over 3.5 million plays of his songs and over 185,000 "friends".
Word of this growing activity quickly spread to local, commercial radio and nationwide college radio. Ryan has done on-air interviews and in-studio performances at dozens various stations. He has had songs placed on TV networks such as Disney, Lifetime, MTV, ABC Family, CW, Cartoon Network, and The "N" as well as various film projects. He still has a growing live fan base routinely selling out shows. His song, "Thank You" was chosen by the people at TARGET to put on their compilation CD called, Acoustic Mood which was released on October 15th. Ryan was the only unsigned artist featured on that 17 track CD. After the release of Acoustic Mood, the programming director on SIRIUS Satellite Radio was overwhelmed with requests to play Ryan. "Thank You" is now currently being played daily on Acoustic Coffee House, Channel 30. Since then, three additional songs have also been added into the rotation. Ryan was also recently featured on a podcast by music industry powerhouse BMI which stacked him against 3 other artists in a battle-of-the-bands format in which the winner was determined by fans votes. Ryan more than doubled the record of votes for any artist that had been featured on any of the previous BMI podcasts and easily won the competition.
Huston was then brought to Los Angeles by acclaimed producer Chris Lee to record 7 songs that showcase his growing talent for compelling and meaningful songwriting. Music industry interest began brewing before the recordings were even completed. Ryan's follow up album "Ordinary Day" was released early December '07 and was quick to receive high marks and outstanding reviews. This album was also written, performed and produced entirely by Ryan. In June of 2008, Ryan signed with an Independent label True Anthem, where he set a record as the most downloaded artist. A year later, he finished his third album, “This Life.” It was released in December ‘09 and featured such hits as “Love You Forever,” 'This Life' and “Beautiful Day.” Even as an unsigned artist with no label representation, he has licensed 10 separate songs to various television networks including:
MTV, (True Life Series, MADE series, When I was 17, Engaged and Underage)
Lifetime, (Lifetime Original Movie Girl Positive, Salem Falls, Monarch Cove)
Disney, (Girl Meets World)
The N (Beyond the Break)
CW (One Tree Hill)
ABC Family (Jane By Design)
The Cartoon Network (Children's Hospital)
PlayBoy Channel (2008 Year in Review PPV)
USA Network (Common Law, Graceland)
In 2010, he took a little break from his hectic music schedule and he and his wife had their first son, Evan Huston. Followed by their second son, Benjamin Huston in 2013. While raising the boys, he continued to write new music in preparation for his 4th album, which should be released in 2015. Ryan can be currently heard on Spotify, Rdio, Google Play, Amazon Music, BeatsMusic and Shazam. Stay tuned for more to come!
For more information on Ryan Huston please visit www.Facebook.com/RyanHustonMusic . For booking information, call Marie at (503)707-0869