Stephanie Ryann @ Girl’s Night Out at Rockin’ Ranch
Stephanie Ryann is a woman who's got something to say, whether you want to listen or not. Embracing country music's forward progression, Ryann's "storyteller" lyrics and unique vocal stylings showcase her influences from country, pop, rock and folk music. While COVID-19 shut down most of the music industry, Ryann took the opportunity to hone her songwriting skills and teach herself guitar, which lead to the creation of her COVID-inspired single, “Nights Like These”, and allowed her the ability to not only co-write, but write songs entirely on her own.
The 34 year old is no stranger to the music industry, spending most of her late teens and early 20’s auditioning for tv shows such as American Idol, Nashville Star, and The Voice to assist in jump starting her career. When that proved to be more of a dead end than an open road, Ryann looked to friends and fellow musicians Eliot Lewis (of the legendary pop duo Hall & Oates) and Kevin Totoian (of the award winning band Tangled Vine) to forge her own path into the music industry. In late 2018, Ryann released her debut, self-titled, EP and has been releasing singles ever since. Ryann has had the privilege of opening for several fellow artists, including Tenille Arts, Jackson Dean, Cole Swindell, Carolyn Miller, Jamie McLean, The Felice Brothers, and Midnight North.
Due to the pandemic, Ryann has been regularly gigging her own shows via Instagram Live, as well as hosting live-streaming events for various media outlets including radio stations, music blogs and music venues since the beginning of April 2020. Now, she is steadily getting back to live performances as the world begins to open up.
As stated by Patrick at Southern Fellow, "Stephanie Ryann doesn't just flirt with country music like many these days; she goes straight for the soul of it."