Albertan country artist and songwriter Ryan Lindsay boasts a contagious energy and down-home charm that in the past year earned him Country 105’s Rising Star, shows at Calgary Stampede, and Country Thunder. His wholehearted sound continues to be a hit at rodeos, bull-riding events, country festivals and in rural communities.
Wilderness guide turned singer Ryan Lindsay is an emerging Canadian Country Artist from Wainwright, Alberta.
At 25 years old, Ryan Lindsay has an impressive resume that preceded his music career. It includes a degree in Outdoor Education, sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, solo hiking the Greenland fjords, canoeing to the Arctic Ocean through the tundra, and guiding extended backcountry trips across Canada.
Ryan Lindsay’s fearless love and passion for the world around him resonates now through his music. He launched his solo career last spring with his first single release, Doin’ Alright – a song that highlighted his decision to move from the guiding world and become an electrician in order to fund his own music career. No stranger to the entertainment world before his solo career, Ryan Lindsay played bars from the age of 18 while fronting a country cover band, studied improvisation on the side in University, and acted in musical theatre.
Hitting his shows with a contagious, engaging intensity, Ryan Lindsay fills the stage with energy. His dynamic songwriting is wide-ranging, whether it be outdoor-based nostalgia, reflections on love, life tribulations, or classic country sounding melodies that he says “you can stomp on the hardwood floor to.” You rarely would ever see Ryan Lindsay perform a show without seeing him let out a big ‘yeehaw’ over the mic, or showing a big toothy grin when playing a song that has high “twang-factor”.
In the past year Ryan Lindsay released two singles, won Country 105’s Rising Star competition, performed on the mainstage of Country Thunder, and made the Top 10 Ballot for ACMA male country artist of the year.
Ryan Lindsay prepares to release his first (6-track) album, set to come out this spring. His fusion of modern and traditional country sounds continues to build enthusiasm around his dynamic music.