HUSH HUSH BIZ SINGLE REVIEW
If I Ever Lost You
Ryan Laird is usually referred to as the Keith Urban of Canadian country music, and it’s easy to understand why. He’s a multi-talented country-rock star whose fast emerging as heir to Urban’s crown. Laird has just released a smooth county pop track called If I Ever Lost You that’s bound to enhance his growing reputation and set him up for a global break-through.
Laird was initially discovered after spending his life savings renting a huge Nashville music row billboard appealing to Taylor Swift to produce his album. This stunt led to a Nashville publishing deal and a Canadian record deal with Sony Music Canada. Since his signing, Laird has received many accolades, including two Canadian Country Music Award nominations for “Rising Star” and “CMT Video Of The Year”, as well as a Canadian Radio Music Awards nomination. He has toured extensively—opening for international country stars Alan Jackson and Dierks Bentley on their Canadian tour dates—and has written songs with Nick Carter of The Backstreet Boys. As Ryan says about the new release, ‘This song isn’t what you’d think when you first hear the title—it’s about the most quintessential type of love that you could have.’
After two decades of playing, writing, and recording (Laird released his first indie album when he was 13), Laird has perfected his craft and style, which he describes as ‘catchy, emotionally evoking modern country with a jazzy pop twist.’ The new release features a relatable lyric, exemplary performances and memorable hooks; Laird’s new track also serves as a great introduction to his work with those unfamiliar with the musician’s work. If I Ever Lost You will undoubtedly become the next addition to Laird’s growing list of achievements and help establish a solid worldwide fan base.