By: Staff –
Emerging Canadian country music singer-songwriter Danielle Ryan has released the fourth video for her new video project entitled “Country Songs That Raised Me”.
The “Country Songs That Raised Me” project features videos of live performance covers of seven classic country songs. The project will follow a week after the release of Danielle’s debut EP Middle of the Madness on April 22nd. The fourth video is out today followed by the other three videos each released one week apart.
The fourth video is a cover of the classic Garth Brooks song “Wrapped Up In You”, which you can watch exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.
“The icon Garth Brooks,” said Ryan. “Although his Christmas album is probably my favourite thing in the whole wide world every holiday season, I thought I should probably feature a not Christmas song. “Wrapped Up In You” has always been a part of my set since I was in high school. I used to actually play it acoustically and the whole band would come beside me and we would all play acoustic instruments. It was a chance to create a personal and intimate setting and take a break from the big loud band. “Wrapped Up In You” tells such a sweet story with an even sweeter melody. The key changes that are featured in this song blow my mind. I only wish that I could write something like this one day.”
Ryan’s highly anticipated EP touches on the phases of falling in love, coming to terms with heartbreak, and being fully present in each moment. Ryan wrote every song on the 7-track EP, only taking help with arrangements and production from producer Brian Howes (Nickelback, Simple Plan) and a few other trusted collaborators – the longest-standing and most trusted of whom is in fact her brother, Brandon Severinski.
In addition to gearing up to release her EP, Ryan was also just announced as a SiriusXM Top of The Country semi-finalist. Ryan, along with seven other artists, will be heading to a studio session in Vancouver to audition to be one of three finalists and receive travel grants to create professionally recorded and mixed video and audio files of their performance. Then it’s over to the fans to vote who will be the top three finalists in the running for a mentorship opportunity of a lifetime.
For over a decade, Ryan has been hard at work honing her writing and performance skills behind the curtain. Born and raised on her great grandfather’s dairy farm in rural British Columbia, she grew up with a sharp awareness of the mechanics of modern pop thanks to some of the artists who helped shape her sound.
Clearly, great things can come when you combine a rancher’s work ethic with an artist’s insatiable creative calling. Through just its handful of songs, Middle of the Madness solidifies Danielle Ryan’s impressive sonic foundation – one she’ll be building on for years to come.