It’s been an eventful week for RCA Records Nashville artist/songwriter Ryan Hurd. After participating in the SIP Hope 4 Hope Town benefit concert at the Ryman Auditorium on Monday, Ryan received a Gold certification for his single “To A T” on Tuesday, and, on Friday, he will release the new, five-song Platonic EP.
The collection includes Hurd’s current rising radio hit “To A T” and the sweetly wistful “Wish For the World,” which Hurd performed during the Hope 4 Hope Town benefit, presented by Songwriters in Paradise. The star-packed concert raised funds for an estimated 70,000 people in the Bahamas left homeless by the ravages of Hurricane Dorian on Sept. 1.
Late Tuesday, Hurd was rehearsing for his upcoming, opening slot on the Old Dominion “Make It Sweet Tour,” which kicks off on Sept. 27 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC, when members of his management team and Sony Music Nashville surprised him with T-shirt-shaped cookies and a Gold plaque for “To A T.”
With career streams exceeding 220 million worldwide, Hurd has been singled out for his stripped-down authenticity on “To A T,” which has already reached No. 1 on SiriusXM The Highway’s Hot 30 Countdown. Hurd co-wrote the sultry single with Laura Veltz and Nathan Spicer with attention-grabbing bass, sonic guitar work, and drop-you-in-your-tracks harmony from partner and muse Maren Morris. The song, which has been lauded by tastemakers, is included in the eagerly-awaited Platonic EP, which is available Friday.
“A super sweet romantic ballad about love and the intimacy of knowing a partner down to a T. – Pop Star
“…cleverly written love letter. It has a coy, cuddly and super romantic flavor that’s as tasty as a candy bar.” –Music Row
“A gorgeous ode to intimacy and quiet moments spent with a soulmate.” – Wide Open Country
“With booming bass, sonic guitars, and swoon-worthy lyrics, “To A T” is proving a most enjoyable way to close out the summer and head into fall…” – Cowboys & Indians
“Oozes romance, love and the intimacy…” – The Boot
The praise is earned. Hurd 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 one of 2019’s “Next Big Names” by Cowboys & Indians, which said, “His Lyrics can be hopelessly romantic, quietly edgy, effortlessly sexy as well, or all of the above.”
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