Hailed for his stripped-down authenticity, RCA Records Nashville artist/songwriter Ryan Hurdhas been added to Old Dominion’s headlining arena “Make It Sweet Tour” this fall.
“I remember watching OD before they were even called that,” Hurd, said of the two-time and reigning ACM Group of the Year and reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year. “I’ve always looked up to them, first as songwriters and now as the premier band in our genre. I’m so excited about being a part of this tour and getting a chance to be with some great friends for the fall.”
The Old Dominion tour comes on the heels of Hurd’s “To A Tour” with club and festival dates through August, which has found Hurd playing to capacity crowds at some of the most respected music rooms in the country including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Nashville.
Saturday, Hurd performs at the annual BMI Key West Songwriters Festival in Florida. On May 16, the native of Kalamazoo MI will be in Grand Rapids followed by a stop in Rootstown, Ohio, on May 17.
With career streams exceeding 100 million worldwide, Hurd has a gripping point of view and an eager audience. His endearing, love letter “To A T” is moving up the country radio charts. The song already hit No. 1 on the SiriusXM The Highway’s Hot 30 Countdown and has caught the attention of entertainment tastemakers including men’s lifestyle playbook Esquire and Maxim.
Hurd co-wrote the sultry “To A T” with Laura Veltz and Nathan Spicer with attention-grabbing bass, sonic guitar work, and drop-you-in-your-tracks harmony from creative muse and wife Maren Morris.
Hurd’s ascension seems obvious. He was named the only country artist on Sirius XM’s all-genre “Future Five” for 2019. He was tapped by AOL as one of their country artists set for a breakout year, Amazon Music’s Best of 2018, and named an Artist to Watch by VEVO, Pandora, CMT, The Huffington Post, and Rolling Stone Country, which lauded him for “generating major buzz” and “making waves.”
The praise is earned. Hurd is one of Nashville’s most multi-dimensional young songwriters. He has had co-pen credits on some of the format’s biggest hits including “Lonely Tonight” (Blake Shelton), “You Look Good” (Lady Antebellum), and “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset” (Luke Bryan).
Now he’s releasing his own music, including “Michigan For The Winter,” “To A T,” and “Diamonds Or Twine,” which is available on all digital retailers and streaming platforms (listen HERE).
Ryan Hurd’s “To A T Tour” (Old Dominion dates in BOLD):
May 11 – BMI Key West Songwriters Festival, Key West, FL
May 16 – Elevation, Grand Rapids, MI
May 17 – Dusty Armadillo, Rootstown, OH
May 31 – Innsbrook Pavilion, Glen Allen, VA
June 1 – PNC Waterside Pavilion, Solomons, MD
June 2 – Patriotic Festival, Virginia Beach, VA
June 6 – Taste of Country Music Festival, Hunter, NY
June 7 – Bottle & Cork, Dewey Beach, DE
June 9 – CMA Music Festival, Nashville, TN
June 13 – Battery Park at Hard Rock Hotel, Sioux City, IA
June 23 – LakeShake, Chicago, IL
July 13 – Raleigh County Memorial Airport, Beaver, WV
July 18 – Blame My Roots Festival, Belmont, OH
July 19 – Power Plant Live!, Baltimore, MD
July 24 – Olmsted Country Fair, Rochester, MN
July 26 – Red Willow County Fair, McCook, NE
Aug. 9 – Boots & Hearts Music Festival, Oro Station, Canada
Aug. 17 – Country Jam & Campout, Thornville, OH
Aug. 31 – Seven Peaks Festival, Buena Vista, CO
Sept. 27 – Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC
Nov. 1 – Yuengling Center, Tampa, FL
Nov. 3 – The Amp St. Augustine, St. Augustine, FL
Nov. 8 – Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, RI
Nov. 9 – The Oncenter War Memorial Arena, Syracuse, NY
Nov. 14 – BOK Center, Tulsa, OK
Nov. 15 – CenturyLink Center, Bossier City, LA
Nov. 16 – The Theater at Grand Prairie KSCS Country Fest, Grand Prairie, TX
Nov. 21 – Ford Center, Evansville, IN
Nov. 22 – BB&T Arena at Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY
Nov. 23 – TaxSlayer Arena, Moline, IL
Dec. 4 – The Joint, Las Vegas, NV
**Schedule is subject to change and additional dates may be added.
For more on Ryan Hurd and to catch him on tour, visit visit www.RyanHurd.com.