Wednesday, November 9, 2016
– Ryan Kinder will release his single, "Close," for Warner on Friday.
Written by Kinder with Jeremey Stover and Lindsey Rimes and produced by Ross Copperman, "Close" is a hookup anthem about wanting more but knowing love at first sight is the stuff of fairy tales. The song, which goes for adds Dec. 5, mixes country and rock.
"'Close' is the most progressive music I've ever made - I'm in every bit of it," he said. "I feel great playing it every night because I believe it. When I first met my wife, that's how I felt. All I want to do is get close. I don't want to screw it up by trying to put a label on it too soon."
Born in Knoxville, Tenn. raised in Birmingham, Ala., Kinder, who plays guitar, played in the University of Alabama bar scene. After two years of weekly commutes from Alabama while still in school, Kinder moved to Nashville to pursue his dream. Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Keith Urban, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Rob Thomas are influences.
Kinder has been writing with Nashville songwriters Ashley Gorley, Josh Osborne, Chris DeStefano and Tom Douglas. He's also been on the road with Tim McGraw, Zac Brown, Brett Eldredge, Jennifer Nettles and Brandy Clark.
Kinder is currently recording his debut album for Warner Bros. Records with Copperman and Paul Worley.
He previously was on the Bigger Picture label, which folded in 2014. He previously released at least one single for Warner, "Tonight," a year ago.