ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Ry Bradley has performed in Albuquerque and Santa Fe before, but never before as a solo artist. And he’s looking forward to being center stage.
“This is what I love to do,” he says during a recent phone interview. “There’s nothing like being on stage.”
Bradley is a Los Angeles-based country singer. For the past few years, he’s been making a name for himself in the music industry.
In fact, Bradley just returned from Nashville, Tenn., where he was writing with blues superstar Keb Mo.
Oh, he also worked with Jeff Silbar, who wrote the No. 1 single, “Wind Beneath My Wings.”
“It’s been great to get some stuff written,” he says. “After this tour, I plan on getting into the studio and record them.”
Bradley’s career began to take off in 2013 after he released his debut single, “New Kind of Lonely.” The single was played on mainstream radio, as well as having a the single showcased on SiriusXM for three weeks. This helped him snag opening slots for Florida Georgia Line, Kellie Pickler, Jerrod Niemann, Scotty McCreery and Miranda Lambert.
Growing up, Bradley was raised on Merle Haggard’s songs. As he grew up, he began to take a liking to the guitar, which helped him pave his way into college.
“My family didn’t have a lot of money,” he says. “I gravitated towards the guitar and it has taken me everywhere I’ve gone.”
Bradley was able to get a scholarship to pursue a degree in classical guitar.
“Being able to go to college helped give me a great foundation in music,” he says. “It’s amazing that I’ve been able to have all these opportunities. I’ve worked hard to make many of these happen. It’s really great to see that people are responding to my music. It’s all that I’ve ever wanted.”