Ryan Adams

Born Nov 5, 1974
Age 41
Hometown City of Jacksonville
Other Names Ryan Adams

David Ryan Adams is an American alt-country/rock singer-songwriter, from Jacksonville, North Carolina. Adams left the group Whiskeytown and released his first solo album Heartbreaker in 2000. The album was nominated for the Shortlist Music Prize and Adams released six additional solo albums, including the UK certified-gold Gold. He released five albums with the rock band The Cardinals and in 2009 Adams married singer-songwriter and actress Mandy Moore.… Read More

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  • Sense Of Place North Carolina: Whiskeytown
    NPR - 11 days ago
  • Saturday's Tv Highlights And Weekend Talk: 'sesame Street' On Hbo.
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    How Not To Perform A Cover Song
    Huffington Post - Nov 18, 2015
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    Huffington Post - Oct 26, 2015


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Ryan Adams.


1974 Birth Ryan Adams was born on November 5, 1974, in Jacksonville, North Carolina. … Read More


1991 16 Years Old …  Although Blank Label did not stay together long, a three-track 7" record exists, dated 1991 and lasting less than seven minutes in total. … Read More
1994 19 Years Old The Patty Duke Syndrome split in 1994 after releasing a 7" single containing two songs (The Patty Duke Syndrome was on one side, while the other side was a band called GlamourPuss). … Read More


2000 25 Years Old Adams made his solo debut in 2000, with Heartbreaker (produced by Ethan Johns). … Read More
2001 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Adams released Gold, the follow-up to Heartbreaker, in 2001. … Read More
Following the success of Gold, in 2002 Adams was blocked by his label from releasing his choice for a follow-up. … Read More
2003 28 Years Old Adams' songwriting received additional exposure when Joan Baez included his song "In My Time of Need", from his debut release, on her 2003 album Dark Chords on a Big Guitar. … Read More
2004 29 Years Old While on tour to support Love Is Hell in January 2004, Adams broke his left wrist during a performance at the Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool. … Read More


2005 saw Adams join with backing band The Cardinals to produce two albums, Cold Roses and Jacksonville City Nights. … Read More
Throughout 2006, Lesh's live performances included compositions by Adams, including several from Cold Roses ("Cold Roses", "Let It Ride", and "Magnolia Mountain").
2007 - 2008 4 More Events
He released five albums with the rock band The Cardinals and in 2009 Adams married singer-songwriter and actress Mandy Moore. … Read More
Casal released a photo-book, Ryan Adams & the Cardinals: A View of Other Windows, in February 2010, documenting his time within the band.
In 2011, Adams announced a European tour, and noted that he was working on a new studio album with producer Glyn Johns.
2012 - 2013 3 More Events
On July 1, 2014, stories emerged that a self-titled album, Ryan Adams, would be released on September 9, 2014. … Read More


2015 40 Years Old On January 23, 2015, in a joint statement, Adams and Moore announced, "Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams have mutually decided to end their marriage of almost six years. … Read More
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