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June 7, 2019

RCA Records Nashville Breakout Artist/Songwriter Ryan Hurd Has Perfect Timing with New Song “Her Name Was Summer” Available Today

Fresh off a run of festivals and capacity tour stops, RCA Records Nashville artist/songwriter Ryan Hurd is releasing new music – “Her Name Was Summer” – and making his debut on the Chevy Riverfront Stage during CMA Music Festival on Sunday, June 9 (4:00 PM/CT) in Nashville. Listen HERE.

Written by Hurd with creative collaborator Aaron Eshuis and Mike Walker, “Her Name Was Summer” is the romantic counter punch to Hurd’s current single “To A T,” which continues to climb the country radio charts. Hurd recently released a stripped-down piano version of “To A T,” which is finding an ardent audience. Listen HERE.

And where “To A T” is a big picture relationship, “Her Name Was Summer,” is a smoldering snapshot:
Picture a girl with a smile make you fall too fast/
Yeah, high on a feeling that you know won’t last. 

With career streams exceeding 100 million worldwide, Hurd has a gripping point of view and a growing fan base. “To A T” 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’s continued 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), “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset” (Luke Bryan), and Lady Antebellum’s latest single, the critically-acclaimed “What If I Never Get Over You.”

Now he’s releasing his own music, including “Michigan For The Winter,” “To A T,” “Diamonds Or Twine,” and “Her Name Was Summer,” available on all digital retailers and streaming platforms ( HERE).

Hurd is headlining his own “To A Tour” with capacity crowds at some of the most respected music rooms in the country and later this fall he will be opening several dates on the Old Dominion “Make It Sweet Tour.” 
Ryan Hurd’s “To A T Tour” (Old Dominion dates in BOLD): 
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, CITY
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.

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