Ryan got his start singing in churches from an early age and is a self-taught pianist. He credits his spiritual upbringing and gospel influences to much of the soulful sounds ingrained in his voice. He enjoyed success as a nationally-acclaimed athlete before a career-ending series of injuries catapulted him into songwriting and performing Pop music.
After moving to Nashville, it took him a couple of years to find his footing. He finally released some singles and established a following. He even had the chance to work with Kim Sandusky, who is Beyonce’s vocal coach. After working with her for a while, she put him in touch with Bryan Todd, who has written hits for artists, such as Jordin Sparks, Kelly Clarkson, Rascal Flatts and more.
Ryan Hagan is back with his new single, “You Deserve Better,” which was released on May 22nd. It is currently sitting at over 180,000 streams on Spotify alone, which is impressive. He currently has over 87,000 monthly listeners on the platform as well. “You Deserve Better,” is a slow burn song that perfectly shows off Ryan’s vocals. His voice is super smooth. His vocal runs are pretty effortless as well. He has such a powerful voice. This is really evident in the chorus, but even in the higher parts as well. His falsetto is on point and really drives home the message of the song. The lyrics are pretty smart and catchy which pair very well with the beat of the song.
Ryan has been called an “up and coming pop music sensation,” by the Los Angeles Wire. The cool thing about Nashville is that it welcomes all types of music. So, it was a great choice for Ryan to make the move here to follow the music. He proves in this song that he is a force to be reckoned with and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. If you are a fan of genuine Pop music, with a powerful vocalist, check out Ryan Hagan below! You will not be disappointed.
Jerrett Franklin is a singer/songwriter from Loretto, TN. After growing up in a small town, he moved to Nashville to pursue a music career. After writing for a few different artists in the area, he decided to branch out and give local music the spotlight. That is where the idea for Nashville Music Reviews originated from. Nashville Music Reviews is dedicated to shining a light on local music and giving a voice to those who aren’t being heard.