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"To be Loved Like That"

     In 1934 Wilburn and Lillian Kirkland were married. Though they married young they remained married until the day Wilburn passed away in August 2000... Sixty-six years. They had three children, all boys. Beauford, William and James. Life was tough during the depression, work was scarce and the draft scared many. The decades that followed held good times and bad, but they held firm.. to God and to one another... "...what I wouldn't give to be loved like that." 

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Est. 1981


Eric Ryan first started seriously playing guitar at Tweleve y/o. (Apparently there was some incident or other with a guitar Eric received for Christmas one year when he was Five. lol) "I learned to play on my Father's old Yamaha acoustic. I love playing guitar, don't get me wrong; I just find myself focusing more on songwriting and performing a bit more." Eric's Mother, a Pianist and amature songwriter herself fueled Eric's passion for telling stories with music.

Currently based in West Palm Beach, Eric Ryan encompasses his own hybrid of Country Music. "I suppose the way I found my sound is no different then most: My voice, plus every artist I ever loved... woolah." Ryan, a former Top 20 National Finalist on the hit TV series 'Nashville Star'(USA Network) (Season 1) in 2003 has just one goal: to connect with his audience. Ryan: "My job as a songwriter is to tell stories, but you have to tell those stories exceedingly well, we as entertainers owe our fans that. I have to find a way lyrically and vocally to reach that person(s) out there that needs those words the most. Its never enough to just sing a song."  

Ryan, born in Orlando, Fl. on March 16th has endured much on his path. "I was in college for nearly four years (BFA) until federal funding ran out; I had maybe two weeks notice." At this point Ryan had not written a song, performed live, or played a guitar in six years. "A few years after 'Nashville Star', after nearly a decade of music, the desire to perform and write was just...gone" says Ryan. Though he was frustrated at the time with "just plain bad" circumstances, Ryan found himself starting to sing again; with the radio at first, but gradually things changed. "I felt something that was so much more powerful than it ever had been in the past. It was as if I got hit by something or someone that acted as a course correction and I thank God for it. I didn't just want to play again, I had to. I don't know how or why, but I really wanted to write again...to perform. Things were different this time though, I knew that much at least. This time, it was more about the connection I could achieve with people rather than simply performing. I can't begin to tell you how greatful I am for that." Nearly thirty songs in eight months to date have been written by Eric Ryan. Songs like "Country Sound", "Dad" and "To be Loved Like That" (c) to name only a few.  With many more songs waiting in the wings, Eric Ryan shows no signs of slowing down.   



 Live 2017





May 19 - Square Grouper JUPITER Inlet - Jupiter, Fl. 3pm EST

May 20 - Double Dee's Ranch - West Palm Beach, Fl. 10:30pm EST

May 22 - Twisted Tuna - Stuart, Fl. 6pm EST


May 24 - Wunder Bar - Davie Fl. 6pm EST

May 24 - Dada's (off Atlantic Ave) - Delray Beach, Fl. 11pm EST

May 26 - Rhum Shak - Lake Worth, Fl. 5pm EST

May 28 - Saltwater Brewery - West Atlantic Ave - Delray Beach, Fl. 1pm EST

May 29 -  Two George's Waterfront - Boynton Beach, Fl. 4pm EST

May 31 - Wunder Bar - Davie, Fl. 7pm EST

June 2 - Swamp Grass Willy's with Shotgun 40 - Palm Beach Gardens - 9:30pm EST


June 9 - Two George's Waterfront - Boynton Beach, Fl. 5pm EST

June 9 - Double Dee's Ranch - West Palm Beach, Fl. 10:30pm EST 

June 14 - Wunder Bar - Davie, Fl. 7pm EST

June 17 - Double Dee's Ranch - West Palm Beach, Fl. 10:30pm EST

June 21 - Wunder Bar - Davie, Fl. 7pm EST

June 23 - Rhum Shak - Lake Worth, Fl. 5pm EST

June 28 - Wunder Bar - Davie, Fl. 7pm EST

June 30 - Two George's Waterfront - Boynton Beach, Fl. 5pm EST

July 5 - Wunder Bar - Davie, Fl. 7pm EST

July 8 - Two George's at The Cove - Deerfield Beach, Fl. 4pm EST

July 22 - Twisted Tuna - Stuart, Fl. 4pm EST

July 30 - Saltwater Brewery - West Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach, Fl. 1pm EST

Aug 5 - Two George's at The Cove - Deerfield Beach, Fl. 4pm EST

Aug 23 - Dada - Delray Beach, Fl. 11pm EST

Aug 27 - Saltwater Brewery - West Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach, Fl. 1pm EST

Sept 9 - Two George's at The Cove - Deerfield Beach, Fl. 4pm EST

Sept 23 - Two George's at The Cove - Deerfield Beach, Fl. 4pm EST 

News & Updates

I am currently working on the live show as well as gathering the resources required to record my EP "Dark Horse". Thank You all for listening! -Er



Dark Horse

by Eric Ryan

More music from the new Eric Ryan EP "Dark Horse" coming soon! Please stay tuned to EricRyanSound.com 



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Eric Ryan is a Country Music Singer/Songwriter and former Top 25 National Finalist on the Hit TV series Nashville Star S:1 - Orginal music is available right here on EricRyanSound.com at the "Music" link above. It has long been my dream to give my career a real shot by moving to Nashville, TN. If you want to study volcanoes you don't hang out in the salt flats right? You gotta go where things happen. Along with various creative expenses and my relocation to Nashville the support you give will fund studio works (including mixing, mastering, and the various musicians required)  necessary musical gear, travel exspenses and housing. A few days in a hotel will most likely be necessary upon arrival to Nashville as well. Though proper housing research will be done prior to my departure from Florida. Your support will get me to and "set up" in Music City. Thank You all so much for your support of both me and my music. Thank you for believing in me! God Bless and keep you! -Eric Ryan     

If you are a Dentist or Oral Surgeon and wish to donate resources or your time to the "All in Six" dental reconstruction efforts please use the "professional" emails below. Thank You! (Individuals/corporations seeking to sponsor Eric Ryan please contact: ssternberg@sternberglawoffice.com - To contact Eric Ryan directly (Professional Purposes only): theericryansound@gmail.com for (Fans only): ericryanfan@gmail.com


To my Family, Friends and Fans - This is what I was born to do. God gave me this gift for a reason. I know the odds and I know the score... I WILL beat them, but I need your help to do it. I truly believe I have grown as a Singer/Songwriter as much as is possible here under this glass ceiling. Its high time I broke through to the next room up and move ahead in my journey! Walk it with me. -Er



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