By: Staff –
Emerging Canadian country music singer-songwriter Danielle Ryan has released the sixth 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 Ryan’s debut EP Middle of the Madness on April 22nd. The sixth video is out today followed by the last video next week.
The sixth video is a cover of the classic Loretta Lynn song “You’re Looking At Country”, which you can watch exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.
“I found Loretta Lynn when I was about 19,” said Ryan. “I remember getting her records at the record store and listening to them all the time when I would get ready for work. Her song “You Ain’t Woman Enough” was one that has always stuck with me. Her songwriting was risky, honest, and fun. She spoke the truth, especially in a time when people weren’t taking those risks. “You’re Looking At Country” was a song that just spoke to my country roots so I had to feature it on this series.”
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.