You may not have heard of Ryan Hurd yet, but we guarantee you've heard the songs he's written. Stars like Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, and Rascal Flatts have all recorded Hurd's music, making him one of the most successful country music writers in the game.
Now, he's embarking on a solo career as a singer-songwriter and has already risen to number one on Sirius XM's The Highway Hot Country with his emotional hit "Diamonds or Twine." He soon followed the success of that single with "To a T," cementing his place in the country music community.
Hurd stopped by the Popdust offices to speak about his upcoming album, musical collaboration with his wife, and touring internationally.
Hurd then handled the infamous Magic Box, despite Brent's preoccupation with the life cycle of the sea turtle. We learned about Hurd's distaste for math and his view on Australia, but mostly Brent talked about sea creatures.
During his visit Hurd blessed the Popdust offices with his rich, classic-country voice during renditions of "Wish for the World" and "To a T, both of which brought Brent to gentle tears.
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