Southern by way of the Rust Belt, Scott Kurt's unique brand of country music blends the old school outlaw grit with elements of guitar-driven rock.
Influenced by artists like Eric Church, Jon Pardi, Luke Combs, and Tom Petty, Kurt strives for authenticity over perfection, vocally and melodically. The skillful storytelling behind his lyrics powered Kurt's single "American Man" to the iTunes Country Top 40.
His hard work and talent have earned Scott opening slots for some of country’s biggest and brightest stars, including Cole Swindell, Montgomery Gentry, Jimmie Allen, Eli Young Band, Kip Moore, Easton Corbin, and many more.
COUNTRY POP & ROCK
Stephanie Ryann is a singer and songwriter whose music bridges the gap between country, folk and pop. Often compared to the likes of Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris, her “storytelling” writing style and unique sound sets her apart from other country artists on the scene. Ryann’s upcoming single, “I Should”, releases on October 9th 2020 and features the most personal and honest lyrics Ryann has written and recorded to date. The lyrics showcase society’s version of “success”, that of which Ryann has no intention of following. “This is the first single I’ve recorded that really feels like me”, says Ryann. “I feel like I finally found ‘my voice’ as a singer-songwriter and I’m excited to share this next chapter in my career.”
While COVID-19 shut down most of the music industry, Ryann took the opportunity to hone her songwriting skills and teach herself guitar, which lead to the creation of her COVID-inspired single, “Nights Like These” (co-written by Ryann and Scott Kurt and produced by Brent Rader in Nashville, TN). “Nights Like These” is currently Ryann’s most streamed song to date on Spotify. Ryann’s music has been featured on numerous music blogs, publications and radio stations, including interviews and performances on iHeart Radio 94.7 WDSD with Benny for “Nashville’s Next” and on New York’s Country 94.7 with Jesse Addy. According to Patrick L. at Southern Fellow, “Stephanie Ryann doesn’t just flirt with country music. She goes straight for the soul of it.”
The 33 year old from Westchester County (NY) is no stranger to the music industry, spending most of her late teens and early 20’s auditioning for tv shows such as American Idol, Nashville Star, and The Voice to assist in jumpstarting her career. Ryann got her start in country music in 2016 with the help of her co-writer Kevin Totoian and producer Randy Funke, both of whom made it possible to release her debut, self-titled EP in October 2018. Since then, Stephanie Ryann has released a “Summer Series” of songs, including “Home”, “Travelers” (co-written and produced by Eliot Lewis) and “Summer Fling” in 2019, followed by her debut single of 2020, "For a Reason”(co-written and produced by Stephen Bartlett).
Ryann has opened for Jackson Dean, The Felice Brothers, Cole Swindell, Midnight North, Jamie McLean and Carolyn Miller. Ryann has also performed as a back up singer for solo artist, Eliot Lewis, of the legendary pop duo Hall & Oates. Due to the pandemic, Ryann has been regularly gigging her own shows via Instagram Live titled #PAJAMASESSIONS on Sundays at 11AM EST, as well as hosting live-streaming events for various media outlets including radio stations, music blogs and music venues since the beginning of April 2020.
For Stephanie Ryann, “I Should” is just the beginning.
COUNTRY POP ROCK & CHRISTIAN
RYAN FORRESTER is a powerful singer-songwriter, musician, and recording artist, who never struggles to win over live audiences. He has captivated fans with his soulful sound for over 2 decades. He receives praise for his musical approach, singing songs from every genre of music, R&B, Hip Hop, Rock, Pop and, Country. He easily creates an entertaining atmosphere. Just between 2017-2019 alone, he has played over 600 live shows. He was born and raised in Calvert County, Maryland, and is soon releasing a reinvented sound that reflects his Southern Maryland roots. Ryan not only sings but also plays a multitude of musical instruments.
Ryan’s first release as a national artist was in Christian music. He has performed alongside well-known bands such as Building 429, Skillet, Reliant K, Sonic Flood, Earthsuit, Jennifer Knapp, Falling Up, Decipher Down, Down Here and many more. Most recently opening for Brett Eldridge. Globally loved, Ryan has played throughout the United States, as well as the United Kingdom and Mexico. He has played such venues as, Baltimore Arena, Bull Run National Park, Football Stadiums across the nation, Blues Alley, Rams Head, Club Sonar, on top of many popular locations throughout the DMV. Ryan, 6’5”, is a big guy with an even bigger heart and often donates his time and talents to charities such as UNICEF, Susan G. Komen, Wounded Warriors and St. Jude.
Ryan and his band/writing team, Thomas Morris and Brandon Watts are currently in the studio while traveling to Nashville, creating a new sound that is inspired by their love of country music and infused with R&B. It is unique, upbeat, passionate, and expressive.