There are artists that take the road less traveled, and then there are those who pave their own, and Country-Punk singer songwriter Ryan Boey is doing just that. A native of Lakewood, OH, Ryan came to Nashville in pursuit of fulfilling the age old songwriter’s tale of penning songs and taking his place in the spotlight, and year by year, he has come closer to achieving that dream. Influenced by legends such as Johnny Cash, Brad Paisley, Green Day, and Blink-182 at heart, Boey’s music channels the anthemic qualities of the greats, while bringing a fresh lyrical perspective that can allow the listener to connect with the storytelling of his songs, or even awaken the party animal that lies dormant in all of us. Whether about late night drinking and partying on the weekends, or reflecting on and reconciling with past decisions we make in our relationships, Ryan drives home the importance of living life to the fullest and tackling the consequences of one’s choices head on.
At just fourteen years old, Boey began touring with a regional Cleveland based percussion band, The Trash Talkers. It was during this time that he also began traveling to Nashville to attend songwriting camps and workshops. By his high school graduation, Boey had already attended pitch to publisher nights at the famed Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), with several occasions resulting in publishers taking the song to shop around town, Ryan quickly became a well known name, and frequented their “Ones To Watch” list. In the fall of 2014, Ryan officially made the move to Music City, attending Belmont University where he graduated with a degree in Songwriting and Music Business in 2018. During his college years, Boey won the Kicker Country Stampede Songwriting Contest across two consecutive years (2016 and 2017), and later on was selected to open for Jake Owen at the Heartland Stampede Festival in Topeka, Kansas in 2019.
In 2021, Ryan was invited to perform at the highly regarded Gatlinburg Songwriters Festival. A regular at writers rounds and showcases, Boey has had the opportunity to play at some of Nashville's most iconic venues. Garnering a substantial following on TikTok, Ryan has gotten worldwide attention via his trending videos, earning him virality on the platform. 2022 saw the release of a new EP, 311, which includes the fan favorite song "M.I.L.F." To stay up to date on Ryan's music, be sure to follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.