NASHVILLE, TN (September 2, 2016) – Multi-octave singer/songwriter Ryan Follese (pronounced fall-uh-ZAY) is making his Country debut with a self-titled EP, available now on BMLG Records and already soaring into the Top 10 on the iTunes Country Albums chart. The talented musician co-wrote all six tracks, which were recorded with producers Dann Huff and Cameron Montgomery in Nashville. In conjunction with the release, “Put A Label On It” will impact Country radio this fall as the official first single.
“For the last few years, I’ve felt a pull towards my roots,” explained Ryan. “This project really lays out my natural musical path, and it feels terrific to finally be home where I belong!”
Growing up just south of Nashville with chart-topping Country songwriter parents, music has been a part of Ryan’s DNA since birth. As a teenager, his musical journey navigated across various bands and genres before ultimately leading him to front American Music Award-winning band Hot Chelle Rae. He co-wrote all of the band’s songs, including their 3X Platinum #1 worldwide smash “Tonight, Tonight.” They toured in 16 countries, featuring arena dates with Taylor Swift, and performed on the CMT Music Awards alongside Lady Antebellum. Ryan has since re-focused his songwriting to incorporate the storytelling lyrics and Nashville influences he was raised on. The results can be heard throughout the collection of songs penned for his newly-released EP.
RYAN FOLLESE EP TRACK LIST:
1. Put A Label On It | Ryan Follese, Adrienne Follese, Jamie Follese, Keith Follese, Cameron Montgomery
2. Wilder | Ryan Follese, Adrienne Follese, Jamie Follese, Keith Follese, Cameron Montgomery
3. One Thing Right | Ryan Follese, Adrienne Follese, Jamie Follese, Keith Follese, Cameron Montgomery
4. Lose A Little Sleep | Ryan Follese, Adrienne Follese, Jamie Follese, Keith Follese, Cameron Montgomery
5. Growing Up | Ryan Follese, Adrienne Follese, Jamie Follese, Keith Follese, Cameron Montgomery, Josh Montgomery
6. Float Your Boat | Ryan Follese, Adrienne Follese, Jamie Follese, Keith Follese, Cameron Montgomery
SiriusXM kickstarted the launch last June when they selected Ryan as their latest “Highway Find” and started spinning his summer anthem “Float Your Boat.” The song has already sold 30,000 downloads to date and amassed nearly one million streams in just eleven weeks. The Peter Zavadil-directed music video for “Float Your Boat” was shot in mid-August on Lake Murray in South Carolina and is now airing on CMT. Watch here: http://smarturl.it/FloatYourBoatVEVO.
Ryan is currently visiting Country radio stations nationwide to showcase the new material while simultaneously “finishing his full-length album due early next year.” Visit RyanFollese.com for updates or follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.