Brett Ryan Stewart
Brett Ryan Stewart is a Nashville singer/songwriter whose lyrics lend a deep look into the artist’s life experience of loss, purpose and hope. Having songs appear on numerous soundtracks, including a recent feature on the hit TV show, “So You Think You Can Dance”, this Delaware transplant and self-taught guitarist has a distinct indie/pop sound peppered with a southern influence which named him “…a talent worth watching!” by Performing Songwriter Magazine.
Brett Ryan Stewart’s artistic influence came at age 7 with the untimely passing of his father. Urged by his mother to put his thoughts into written word, Stewart combined the inheritance of his older brother’s vinyl collection and the passion of writing to prompt a singular career goal… to one day make records. A guitar at Christmas led Stewart’s endless practice, shortly turning into songwriting.
Crediting his Uncle, Nashville singer/songwriter Will Webb, for turning his ear to such music legends as Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen, Stewart’s writing efforts began developing into a broad artistic range, and with the addition to 6 years of recording and producing over 30 different bands, Stewart was set to complete his debut record, Necessary Lies. Produced and recorded at home by Stewart, Necessary Lies (2007), received critical acclaim and steady rotation on Sirius Satellite Radio, Internet Radio, European National Public Radio as well as a Featured Artist spot on Nashville’s Lightening 100 WRLT. Two songs, “Yet Again” and “Face To Face” topped the charts on Neil Young’s “Living With War Today” website, holding the number 1 & 2 position for over a month. The song “Appalachian Heartache” has been featured by Heineken and Microsoft, as well as being successfully auctioned at SongVest.