Utah-based rock/pop artist, Ryan Shupe, announces the release of his new single, “If I Stay,” from his upcoming eighth full-length album, We Rode On, set to release in Spring 2016. As an appetizer for the main course, Shupe has released a special “pre-release” EP of the same name which highlights five tracks from the full-length album along with a special personal introduction from Ryan Shupe. The We Rode On EP is currently available for purchase exclusively at RyanShupe.com.
A fifth-generation fiddler, Ryan Shupe first started playing the violin since age 5 and since then, has been singing, songwriting and playing the electric guitar, acoustic guitar and mandolin.Shupe is known for his role as leader, songwriter, lead vocalist in the bluegrass/jam group,Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband. The group has had a successful career spanning two decades and seven full-length albums, including Dream Big,which was released via Capitol Records, and was a Top 40 Hit on the U.S. Billboard Country Album Chart. The release of his upcoming album, and the evolutionary change in band name and focus, mark a shift in Shupe’s musical style to a more rock/pop sound. Having a highly focused vision for this album, Ryan wrote the songs, then produced and played almost all of the instruments himself. We Rode On taps into Shupe’s love for adult rock mixed with his love for acoustic instruments.