Ry Bradley spent his teen years in Hawaii yelling his lyrics into a distorted microphone and playing bass in punk bands. He got his first guitar for his 11th birthday, after years of trying to convince his parents he was gonna be the next Bon Jovi. By high school he was writing his own teenage angst anthems and was planning to be the next Brian Setzer. By some miracle, the self-taught, sensitive, punk kid with dyed blue-black hair was accepted into the classical music bachelors program at the University of California.
After his studies, Ry wandered around Spain until he found himself longing deeply for American music. So he came home on a mission to play the guitar and write songs like the artists who had now become his patron saints.
He'd learn 10 Johnny Cash songs in a week, then switch to playing along to James Brown for 8 hours straight. He wanted to write like Merle Haggard, play like Freddie King and sing like Elvis.
He had a few whirlwind years that included a publishing contract, a record deal, radio play, some songs in TV shows and performing at any venue that would book him all over the country.
But now, with all the gratitude in the world for the opportunities and path that lead him here, Ry finally settled down in Nashville where he’s writing, singing and playing like himself. Influenced by the greats from the Blues, Rock & Roll, Country, but with his voice blending them in a way that's fresh.
2014 LA Music Awards "Country Artist of the Year"
2018 Music Row DISCovery Award "Hard Not to Feel"
2018 Ry and his team created and led "Ry's Rock and Roll Camp" a teen music camp in Norway.
2019 Ry and his team created "Women Rock" a concert celebration featuring women musicians and benefiting "Casa Teresa" a home for pregnant women in crisis. (Orange, California)