At a strapping and athletic 6\u20193\u201d, 240 lbs., Ryan Langdon is kind of hard to miss.<\/p>\n
\tBut when you hear the first few notes of his brand new single, the up-tempo stomper \u201cLit In The Sticks,\u201d you\u2019ll notice there\u2019s something else about this 2019 CMAO Rising Star nominee and Niagara Falls, Ontario-based country singer that\u2019s hard to miss\u2026 His booming baritone and stadium-sized voice.<\/p>\n
\tIt\u2019s as engrained in his DNA as is his ability to sing country music. \u00a0\u201cIt\u2019s funny,\u201d admits Langdon, 29. \u201cI sang as a kid and loved many music genres, but I always had that country sound. Even when I experimented with a variety of genres and material, friends would say, \u2018Man, I don\u2019t know if you\u2019re trying, but you sound like a country singer.\u2019 It was just my voice.\u201d<\/p>\n
\tOf \u201cLit In The Sticks\u201d Langdon shares, \u201cThis is a high energy country song that makes you want to party. It doesn\u2019t matter where you are from or what\u2019s in your wallet, anyone can get lit in the sticks.\"<\/p>\n
\tAnd that rich and resonant hook-filled tone is just one of the first things that connected with fans on Langdon\u2019s previous Slaight Music single \u201cLeave Me Right,\u201d a memorable debut produced by Jeff \u201cDiesel\u201d Dalziel (Brett Kissel, Dan Davidson, The Washboard Union) and co-written by the acclaimed Jessica Mitchell (\u201cWorkin\u2019 On Whiskey,\u201d) multiple CCMA Award winner Patricia Conroy and Dave Thomson (Lady Antebellum.) It knocked Langdon out the moment he heard the demo. \u00a0\u201cIt\u2019s such a cool song because it\u2019s very close to my personality,\u201d says Langdon. \u201cIf you\u2019re in a relationship and it\u2019s not going as planned and you can feel the other person is losing interest, it\u2019s very relatable. \u201cThe song says, \u2018If you\u2019re not interested, you may as well let me know now and just leave me right \u2013 don\u2019t drag me along for three or four years. Just get it over with.\u2019 It\u2019s hip.\u201d<\/p>\n
\tRecently, Langdon has been honing his craft in Nashville, writing with \u201cLeave Me Right\u201d partners, Patricia Conroy and Dave Thomson along with Emma Lee and Karen Kosowski his co-writers and producer (Kosowski), on his newest single \u201cLit In The Sticks\u201d out now.
\nOn June 16th, Langdon will perform in Ottawa at the CMAO Awards (Country Music Association of Ontario Awards), where he is nominated for Rising Star.<\/p>\n
\tNow the road work begins\u2026\u2026\u2026<\/p>\n<\/div><\/div><\/div> <\/div>\n