Ryan Adams

American singer 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.
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Watch As Cops Arrest Priest In Corvette Accused Of Armed Road Rage Encounter
Yahoo News - 7 months
William Rian Adams allegedly pointed a gun at another driver.
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Taylor Swift Songs Were Streaming This Whole Time If You Looked In The Right Place
Huffington Post - 9 months
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Five Crazy Things About Atlanta's Shaky Knees Music Festival
Huffington Post - 9 months
Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Music Festival is a well-oiled machine with a super staff, immaculate grounds, three stages, and a roster which rivals Lollapalooza’s. Each May in Centennial Olympic Park, the reasonably-priced concert weekend brings together tens of thousands of likeminded fans to listen to their favorite alternative music. As far as festivals go, Shaky Knees (just one of the “Shaky” fests held in Georgia, including the former Shaky Boots for country and current Shaky Beats for EDM) is darn near perfect. By all accounts, the performances this year awed: Anyone in the audience who touched Cage the Elephant singer Matt Shultz during his epic crowdsurf, witnessed LCD Soundsystem’s light show, shook with the Pixies, grooved to the XX (thank God for Romy!) after a thunderstorm, “Doot Doot Doot”-ed with Third Eye Bind, or bounced to Phoenix beneath the sparkly city lights would agree. Here’s my take on what else happened: 1. We Experienced the Magic of Being Number One The ...
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Ryan Adams Gives Us Something Good With 'Prisoner' Tour
Huffington Post - 10 months
Signs warning against the use of flash photography were plastered on almost every door at the Beacon Theatre Tuesday night, as Ryan Adams was set to take the stage for his first New York City show on his extensive Prisoner tour. Adams has Meniere’s disease, an inner ear disorder that can cause a range of symptoms including vertigo, nausea and hearing loss. Flashing lights lead the singer to experience imbalance and can perhaps cause seizures, so a tour manager once again reminded the sold-out crowd to turn off their cameras’ flashes before his set began.  Not only did this make Adams’ experience better, it changed the entire vibe of the show for the audience ― in the best way possible. The stage was decorated with old-school TV monitors of all sizes, huge Fender speakers and stuffed tigers. A Tiffany-style lamp sat near the piano with a coat rack close by. The mood was intimate, as Adams would sing some of the more somber songs off his new album “Prisoner,” a combination of...
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Ryan Adams On World Cafe
NPR - 11 months
Adams performs the best of his new album, Prisoner, live for World Cafe's 25th anniversary celebration. (Image credit: Joe Del Tufo/WXPN)
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Ryan Adams, 'Prisoner' (Live)
NPR - 12 months
The songwriter performs the title track from his latest album in a solo acoustic session. (Image credit: Larry Hirshowitz/KCRW)
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Ryan Adams headlines this week's list of new music
Fox News - about 1 year
Singer releases his 16th album
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What to listen to now: Ryan Adams, Fred Eaglesmith and Nikki Lane
LATimes - about 1 year
A weekly roundup of must-hear music from The Times’ music staff. This week’s picks include the latest from veteran singer/songwriter Ryan Adams, under-the-radar Americana artist Fred Eaglesmith and the outspoken country of Nikki Lane.  Ryan Adams, “Prisoner” (Pax Am/Blue Note) One way to hear Adams’...
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Ryan Adams, Our Valentine's Day Guest DJ, Addresses Love And Lonesome Roads
NPR - about 1 year
Ahead of the release of his newest record, Ryan Adams sits down with NPR Music's Bob Boilen to consider his favorite love songs, including Springsteen, Dylan and Sonic Youth. (Image credit: Rachael Wright/Courtesy of the artist)
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The First Time: Ryan Adams: The First Time I Was Rattled by a Heckler
NYTimes - about 1 year
Ryan Adams recalls the night at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville when a distracting voice in the crowd shouted out a request: a song by Bryan Adams.
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California Sounds: New music from Local Natives (remixed by Classixx), SiR, Thundercat and Ryan Adams
LATimes - about 1 year
Local Natives, “Dark Days (Classixx remix)” (Loma Vista). The catchiest song on Local Natives’ 2016 album “Sunlit Youth” gets the remix treatment by the soulful Los Angeles house duo Classixx. Both the original and this remix feature harmonies and a verse from singer Nina Persson of the Swedish...
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 40
    On August 5, 2015, Adams announced via Instagram that he was going to cover and release his version of Taylor Swift's 2014 album 1989. He released multiple clips via Twitter and Instagram showcasing his takes on Swift's songs. Adams' 1989 was released on September 21, 2015. It debuted at No. 7 on the US Billboard 200 chart, one position ahead of Swift's 1989, which was in its 48th week on the chart.
    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. It is a respectful, amicable parting of ways and both Mandy and Ryan are asking for media to respect their privacy at this time." The divorce was finalised in June 2016.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 39
    On December 5, 2014, "Gimme Something Good", a song from the Ryan Adams album, was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song.
    On September 9, 2014, the self-titled album Ryan Adams was released on PAX-AM records.
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    He debuted several new songs from the self-titled album in a series of festival concerts in late July 2014.
    On July 1, 2014, stories emerged that a self-titled album, Ryan Adams, would be released on September 9, 2014.
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  • 2013
    Age 38
    In July 2013, Adams collaborated as a producer with rock band Fall Out Boy at his PAX AM Studio, which resulted in Fall Out Boy's PAX AM Days EP.
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    On April 21, 2013, Adams released an EP, 7 Minutes in Heaven, with his newly formed punk rock band Pornography, featuring Make Out vocalist Leah Hennessey and frequent collaborator Johnny T. Yerington.
  • 2012
    Age 37
    On June 18, 2012, Adams released a live box set chronicling his return to live performances, entitled Live After Deaf.
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  • 2011
    Age 36
    In the September 2011 issue of Q Magazine, Ryan revealed details of his first solo release since leaving The Cardinals, entitled Ashes & Fire.
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    On June 16, 2011, through his Twitter account, Ryan suggested that his album Blackhole could be released around Christmas.
    On April 21, 2011, Adams was the surprise opener for an Emmylou Harris show at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.
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    In 2011, Adams announced a European tour, and noted that he was working on a new studio album with producer Glyn Johns.
  • 2010
    Age 35
    This album is his fifth with The Cardinals and was released on December 14, 2010 through PAX AM.
    In November 2010, Adams announced the release of Cardinals III/IV, his twelfth studio album, which was recorded in 2006.
    On October 29, 2010, Adams played his first live show since stepping down from the Cardinals in March 2009, at a benefit hosted by Judd Apatow.
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    In March 2010, Adams announced a new metal influenced album, entitled Orion, to be released on his PAX AM label.
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    Casal released a photo-book, Ryan Adams & the Cardinals: A View of Other Windows, in February 2010, documenting his time within the band.
  • 2009
    Age 34
    In September 2009, Adams debuted a new song online, entitled "Happy Birthday", and began releasing singles, featuring previously unreleased material, from his new record label, PAX AM.
    In August 2009, Adams began posting on the fan-site, Ryan Adams Archive, discussing the possibility of a Whiskeytown reunion, new songs and releasing his many 'unreleased' albums.
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    In April 2009, Adams uploaded three new tracks under his black metal moniker Werewolph, and five hard rock tracks under the name Sleazy Handshake.
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    On January 14, 2009, Ryan Adams announced that he was quitting the Cardinals after their final show on March 20, 2009 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
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    He released five albums with the rock band The Cardinals and he was married to singer-songwriter and actress Mandy Moore from 2009 to 2016.
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  • 2008
    Age 33
    In 2008, Adams began dating singer and actress Mandy Moore. They became engaged in February 2009 and they were married on March 10, 2009, in Savannah, Georgia.
  • 2007
    Age 32
    In 2007 Adams co-wrote a song with Australian singer/songwriter Krista Polvere for her debut record Here Be Dragons; he also played guitar and piano on the album, which was recorded in New York.
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    Adams also appeared as a guest musician on Cowboy Junkies' 2007 album and DVD Trinity Revisited, a 20th-anniversary re-recording of their classic album The Trinity Session.
    On October 23, 2007, Adams released Follow the Lights, an EP featuring three new songs: "Follow the Lights","Blue Hotel" and "My Love for You Is Real", along with live studio versions of other previously released songs and a cover of Alice in Chains' "Down In A Hole".
  • 2006
    Age 31
    Later that year, Adams revealed that he had endured "an extended period of substance abuse" that ended in 2006.
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    The album includes many tracks which were debuted during 2006's tours, as well as other older tracks which were previously unreleased.
    Late in 2006, Adams experimented with hip hop music, adding to his web site 18 albums worth of new recordings under various pseudonyms, featuring humorous and nonsensical lyrics, as well as covers of two Bob Dylan songs ("Isis" and "You're a Big Girl Now").
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    In early 2006 Adams performed a solo tour of the United Kingdom, often accompanied by Brad Pemberton (drummer for The Cardinals) and on the final date in London by Carina Round, who performed harmony vocals on 'Come Pick Me Up' from his first solo album- 'Heartbreaker'.
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    Throughout 2006, Lesh's live performances included compositions by Adams, including several from Cold Roses ("Cold Roses", "Let It Ride", and "Magnolia Mountain").
  • 2005
    Age 30
    Adams performed at subsequent outings of Phil Lesh and Friends, including a two-night stand at Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside of Denver, Colorado and on New Year's Eve 2005 at the Bill Graham Event Center in San Francisco.
    Adams befriended Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, after first meeting him at the Jammys awards in New York in 2005.
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    In addition to releasing three albums, that year Adams joined other musicians in playing a Hurricane Katrina benefit show at Irving Plaza in New York City. Also, three of Adams's songs were featured in the soundtrack of Elizabethtown: "Come Pick Me Up", "English Girls Approximately", and a new song called "Words", which was pulled from 2005's The Elizabethtown Sessions and remains unreleased, but is floating among collectors as Darkbreaker.. "Words" was released later in a second volume of Elizabethtown songs.
    2005 saw Adams join with backing band The Cardinals to produce two albums, Cold Roses and Jacksonville City Nights.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2004
    Age 29
    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.
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  • 2003
    Age 28
    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.
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  • 2002
    Age 27
    In 2002 and 2003, Adams worked on recording Love Is Hell, intending to release it in 2003.
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    Also in 2002, Adams reportedly recorded a cover of The Strokes' debut album Is This It, though it has never been publicly released.
    In May 2002, Adams joined Elton John on CMT Crossroads, which brings together country artists with musicians from other genres.
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    Following the success of Gold, in 2002 Adams was blocked by his label from releasing his choice for a follow-up.
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  • 2001
    Age 26
    The music video featured Adams performing in front of the city's skyline four days before the September 11, 2001 attacks.
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    Adams released Gold, the follow-up to Heartbreaker, in 2001.
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  • 2000
    Age 25
    Adams made his solo debut in 2000, with Heartbreaker (produced by Ethan Johns).
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1994
    Age 19
    The Patty Duke Syndrome split in 1994 after releasing a split 7" single containing two songs (The Patty Duke Syndrome was on one side, while the other side was a band called GlamourPuss).
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  • 1991
    Age 16
    Although Blank Label did not stay together long, a three-track 7" record exists, dated 1991 and lasting less than seven minutes in total.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1974
    Born
    Ryan Adams was born on November 5, 1974, in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
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