ARTIST TO WATCH: Ryan Follese
Follese may be new to country music, but not to music in
general -- he's got plenty of musical chops to bring to the
You may recognize him from the American dance-rock band Hot Chelle Rae. In 2011, their song “Tonight, Tonight” was a double platinum single. He even took home an American Music Award while in the group.
Although Hot Chelle Rae was known for their rock vibe, Ryan actually grew up surrounded by country music, as his parents were songwriters, writing tunes for artists like, Lady Antebellumand Faith Hill -- no big deal! Nowadays, Ryan is signed to Big Machine Label Group, and if you listen to SiriusXM’s The Highway, you know that he was a “Highway Find”.
His first official country single, “Put A Label On It”, has been a big hit on country radio. The song is off his new self-titled EP, which features 6 tracks: “Put A Label On It”, “Wilder”, “One Thing Right”, “Lose A Little Sleep”, “Growing Up”, and “Float Your Boat”.
A personal favorite of mine off his EP is “Lose A Little Sleep”; if you dug his single, you’ll love this!
haven’t heard, Ryan is currently on a U.S. tour until March! He
will be in an array of different cities into the New Year and you
won’t want to miss it. Check out his official
website to find out how you can score tickets.
(Image via Judy Eddy/WENN)
- Brittany Taormina, YH Contributing Writer