Band Bio

Born in Massachusetts and raised in Arkansas, Ryan Daniel knows how to connect with his audience. Ryan credits 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.” Daniel makes every fan feel like they are the most important person there.

Ryan served as a member of the United States Air Force for almost ten years, where he was an AMMO troop. During this time, he was also selected to join the elite musical touring group “Tops in Blue.” Ryan toured 20 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.”

In 2013, Ryan toured under the sponsorship of Air Force Entertainment, where he spent the holidays performing for the troops overseas. Ryan promoted “Love, Life and Memories,” and raised morale from Texas all the way to Afghanistan. Ryan has toured with the likes of Trace Adkins, Restless Heart, Trent Tomlinson, Lee Greenwood, Joe Diffie, Thompson Square, 3 Doors Down, David Cook, Craig Morgan, Mickey Gilley, Confederate Railroad, and others.

Together again with Barry Best and Co-Producer Rich Herring (Little River Band), Ryan’s 2nd album “Back For More” was released April 6, 2018, selling out on Amazon the very first day! Ryan’s new single “CAMO”, produced by part of the iconic group 3 Doors Down, is in rotation on country radio nationwide. Within, 5 weeks of “CAMO” being released it generated 100,000 streams and climbed into the top 15, on the charts! Ryan also received his Gold Record Plaque for 500,000 Streams on Spotify.

Ryan has been inducted into the Indie Music Hall of Fame. He is an 18 time Indie Music Award Winner and 7 time Radio Music Award Winner to include 2021 Best Country Recording “Home”, Best Country Song “Gonna Take A Few” and Best Country Songwriter “Ya’ll Ain’t Ready For This”. Ryan was also given the US Air Force “Veteran In Blue Award.”

Ryan just finished his third studio album titled, “Y’all Ain’t Ready for This”. For this album, Ryan teamed up with the iconic rock group 3 Doors Down to produce the project.”Y’all Ain’t Ready for This” features songs written by Ryan, Chet Roberts (3 Doors Down), as well as, members of Ryan’s touring band Brandon Blackburn, Adam Shea, and Vince Alten. “Y’all Ain’t Ready for This” is an album full of energy and wall to wall sound, and is out now on all streaming and download platforms.

Lucky Bush is a retired 30-year United States Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant from
Mobile, Alabama, who began playing drums at age 11. He was drawn to music at a young age
and inspired by his mother, who had taught him to sing years earlier.
Lucky studied percussion with Dr. John Papastephan at the University of South Alabama and Dr.
J.C. Combs at Wichita State University. While in college at Wichita State, Lucky studied drum
set with Ed Soph, Steve Houghton, and Matt Wilson and performed in numerous musical
situations from orchestral to Caribbean steel drum music.
Throughout his military career, Lucky traveled the World with the Air Force’s Premier
Entertainment Group, “Tops in Blue,” and toured Europe with the United States Air Force’s in
Europe Concert and Jazz Bands.
Lucky has worked with a myriad of musical groups across the United States, Germany, Belgium,
and Japan, and continues to play a variety of musical styles from the ’40s to the millennium.
Lucky is currently the drummer and backup vocalist for CMA Artist, Ryan Daniel.

Brandon Blackburn was raised in the small town of Beaver, Ohio, where he was constantly exposed to bluegrass and country music. At the age of 13 Brandon started learning how to play guitar, and by the age of 16 he began playing in various live music venues across rural Ohio. In 2013 Brandon decided to take the next step toward a career in music furthering his education at McNally Smith College of Music where he earned his Bachelors of Music in guitar performance. After graduation, Brandon moved Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue music as a full time career, where he began teaching the instrument and performing. Brandon now performs on the road with country music artist Ryan Daniel.

“Adam Shea is a Native of the Cedar Valley region of Iowa. Being heavily exposed to rock music throughout his formative years, Adam eventually received his first guitar when he was 14 years old. Initially a self-taught player, Adam looked to further his knowledge of the guitar and music. Adam went on to study guitar at McNally Smith College of Music in 2013. After college, Adam returned to the Cedar Valley. At this time, Adam started playing and writing various types of music, from country to metal and everything in between. Adam also began teaching at this time, both in-person and online/YouTube based guitar lessons.” Adam now tours with Indie Music Channel Hall of Fame member and country music artist Ryan Daniel.

Vince was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he learned how to play piano by ear listening to songs on the radio. After spending eight years in the US Air Force as an air traffic controller, the veteran turned performer made his way from New Mexico to Tennessee in the hopes of being able to continue his life-long dream of a career in music. Vince has performed with J Edwards and Jesse Keith Whitley as a pianist, writes songs with Casi Joy and Beau Morgan, as well as releases his own music throughout the year. Currently tours, playing keys/utility and singing background vocals for Ryan Daniel.

Wyatt Thomas got a taste of music performance early in life at the age of 3. His father was a full-time drummer so there was always a drum kit somewhere in reach in the house. After being given his first guitar at 7 and bass guitar not long after, he knew this was the only path for him. Picking up the bass after his first one was gifted to him by a close friend and mentor, he started learning songs he could play at open jams in town and soon after, he was proficient enough to play whole shows. He started playing with bands in the local area for a living while also in high school. Wyatt slowly became a well-respected musician in Wilmington, NC and became a highly sought-after player. In 2018, he took to playing in the beach music circuit in North Myrtle Beach, SC, then in 2021, took his talents to Music City, Nashville, Tennessee where he has found no shortage of work. Wyatt is now playing bass with Ryan  Daniel!