Ryan Weaver to play CMA Fest this week

By Dave Carew

Nashville-based Ryan Weaver—the “all-American rockin’ country music artist”—will play two shows in MusicCity this week. He will be headlining a non-CMA Fest-affiliated concert at Margaritaville on Wed, June 4th at 10:30PM after the CMT Award Show, then performing on the Samsung Galaxy Stage in Hall of Fame Walk Park for CMA Fest on Saturday, June 7th at 12:05PM.

Asked by Underground Nashville to comment on his fast-rising career, Ryan said “I have played a few showcases during CMA Fest downtown in the past, but since moving to Nashville and having my ‘Crank It’ music video and song out in the national television and markets, a lot of great things are starting to happen. Now I’ve released my second single, ‘New Set of Tires,’ and become an official CMA Fest performing artist. This is a huge step in the right direction. It’s always amazing to see my dreams come to life after working so hard to get here.”

Ryan’s just-released single “New Set of Tires”—the follow-up to his first Top 100 Music Row charting single “Crank It”—was penned by Hall of Fame songwriters Jeffrey Steele and Bob DiPiero. The single is available for sale on iTunes and Amazon.


Ryan Weaver served as an active-duty Blackhawk helicopter pilot, Chief Warrant Officer 3, in the U. S. Army. The small-town Florida native jumped into the music scene after a chance meeting with hit songwriter Jeffrey Steele in Fort Rucker, Alabama. Steele soon became Ryan’s musical mentor.

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David M. (Dave) Carew is writer/editor of “Underground Nashville” and the author of the novels “Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville” and “Voice from the Gutter,” both now available at Amazon.com and XLibris.com. Dave is also a freelance book editor, publicist, seminar and workshop leader, journalist, and advertising / marketing / public relations writer.

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Editor’s Note: “Underground Nashville” covers artists, authors, musicians, poets, political figures, and other compelling people and happenings not typically covered by the mainstream Nashville media. It also presents reflections and commentary from an underground/indie perspective, offering “thoughts from the shadows of a great American city.”

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