Ryan Hydro

Ryan Hydro

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Country - Contemporary | Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Total Song Plays: 7,712   
Member Since: 2006
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Ryan's Bio

Ryan Hydro is an all American songwriter who grew up in a town in Pennsylvania named for the world's greatest athlete, Jim Thorpe. Known by his friends as simply "Hydro," Ryan is riding high on the momentum of a successful 2014 and already pushing toward an even better 2015.

Ryan started writing songs in 2003 when a broken heart led him to emotional expression through music. Ryan pulled from great musical influences like Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Craig Wiseman, and Desmond Child. As Ryan developed as a writer, he realized that he wanted more for his songs than just a form of personal expression; he wanted to have his songs hit the top of the charts!

Success came quickly for him and in 2004 Ryan was a finalist in the lyric category of the VH-1 Song of The Year Competition. Several of his songs also placed in the runner up and Honorable Mention categories in that competition. He went on to have two songs receive Honorable Mention nods in the 2008 Billboard World Song Contest and another song, "Jack Nicholson" was voted the #1 Song at NSAI Song Camp 301 by six pro writers.

Ryan continued to pursue ways to improve his writing skills and in 2009, Ryan attended the Nashville Songwriting Association's Spring Training event. He ended the session by being one of ten songwriters, chosen out of 350 writers, to have a song picked up by a publisher. Ryan has continued to garner critical acclaim for his songs and is currently writing with established, hit songwriters and artists in the US and Canada.

In 2013, Ryan ended the year with six indie cuts, three songs signed to film and TV projects, and four other songs signed to co-publishing deals.

In 2014, Ryan's song "Wake Up And Smell The Country" was heard in the TV show "Nashville" on ABC in the CMA episode during Season 3. He also had two songs cut on former American Idol, Scott MacIntyre's album, titled "Lighthouse" including the title cut. Ryan co-wrote both "Lighthouse" and "Lovely Mess" with Scott and Aaron Steenhoven. He also enjoyed a series of indie cuts as well as signing six songs for film and TV placement.

Ryan currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife, Sheila. Outside of songwriting, Ryan enjoys traveling, reading, watching sports, and spoiling his nieces and nephews.

Memberships and Associations:
Global Songwriters Association
ASCAP
SongU
NSAI