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 has served as a member of the United States Air Force for over 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.” 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, Ryan’s new album “Back For More” was released April 6, 2018, selling out on Amazon the very first day! Ryan’s new single “Bring on the Night” is in rotation on country radio nationally and is quickly climbing the charts.

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 is in his fifth year of an endorsement deal with Westone Audio and is sponsored by Premium Kentucky Farms, Fleet Traxs, Game Box Builders, Dirty South Outdoors Apparel, Stringer Creative, Kontenders Poker. Ryan has been inducted into the Indie Music Hall of Fame and has won numerous awards including 2019 Radio Music Awards “Best Country Artist” and “Best Country Song” for “Too Country For You,” 2019 Indie Music Channel “Album of the Year” for “Back for More,” “Best Contemporary Country Artist,” “Best Contemporary Country Song” for “Bring On The Night,” “Best Contemporary Country Songwriter” with producer, Barry Best, 2018 Radio Music Awards “Best Country Song” for “Like America,” “Country Song of the Year” for “Like America,” “Country Artist of the Year,” and 2018 Winner, US Air Force “Veteran In Blue Award.” Daniel’s first album’s debut single, “A Silent Movie,” tiered number one on the Top 5 at 5 on WKML. The International Association of Independent Recording Artists (IAIRA) music charts also recognized “Honky Tonk Holiday” and “Unknown Soldier,” as they were certified #1 and #3. Ryan has also won Country Music Artist of the Year at the Carolina Music Awards (2012). Ryan’s debut video “Feel Good Feelin’” has been aired on CMT, Heartland, and Country Fix.

Now signed with WBA Records, Ryan’s “Back For More” album is full of expression and change. With songwriters on the album such as Garth Brooks, Kent Blazy, Kim Williams, Barry Best, Rich Herring and Ryan Daniel his fanbase will be surprised by the new sound that will appeal to today’s youth as well as all who love music.

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.

Brian Granger was born and raised in the heart of Cajun country in Opelousas, Louisiana. Influenced by Cajun and Gospel music growing up, he picked up the bass guitar in 1992 and has performed in several Louisiana bands playing a variety of styles. In 1997, he joined the United States Air Force and in 2006 he was honored to have toured the world with the United States Air Force Entertainment group Tops In Blue where he served as the technical director and audio engineer. Also while serving in the Air Force, he has performed with many local bands in locations such as Las Vegas, Colorado Springs, St. Louis, Montgomery, and Okinawa, Japan. He retired from the Air Force after serving 20 years and currently resides outside of Boise, Idaho with his wife and three children. Brian 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.