All aboard the hype train for Bonnaroo 2024! Only 122 days until we are all on the Farm again, can you believe it? It’s coming up fast and we can’t wait to be dancing with all of you at Bonnaroo! Today’s Artist of the Day is the one and only Ryan Beatty. Learn more about the artist below. Don’t forget to check out all of our artist spotlights! Thank you for reading these posts!
Ryan Beatty is a singer/songwriter who blends R&B into his music production. He was born in Clovis, California in 1995 as the fifth of six children. He found an interest in music in his teens, taking influences from Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, and John Mayer. In 2009, Ryan started making videos of himself performing songs and posting them on his sister’s YouTube channel. His videos were attracting enough viewers to push him to make his own YouTube channel in 2011 where he soon garnered two millions followers. The next year he released his debut EP Because of You which reached number 94 on the U.S. album chart. One of Ryan’s singles “Every Little Thing” was covered by Justin Bieber. Another single off the EP “Hey L.A.” was used in a corporate public service announcement about not texting while driving. In 2012, Ryan started doing live shows and toured with Cody Simpson the following year. The next year he released his EP Ryan Beatty which hit number 11 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums Chart. In the following few years, he did a headline tour and played festivals including Lollapalooza and the Common Ground Music Festival. In 2017, Ryan could be heard singing backup on BROCKHAMPTON’s SATURATION II and SATURATION III albums. He did some more single releases and features before releasing his 2018 debut album Boy in Jeans which got him a record deal with Benny Blanco’s Mad Love Records. The next year Ryan collaborated with Kevin Abstract, BROCKHAMPTON, and Tyler, The Creator who he helped with creating “I Think” from the Grammy album IGOR. His next album Dreaming of David arrived in 2020 followed by a hiatus from all social media. Ryan came back in March of 2023 with his album Calico.
Indie Pop, Alternative R&B
Scheduled at Bonnaroo
Saturday (Link to Daily Schedules)