Bryan Ruby has literally had one ‘Hell of a Year,’ and to celebrate has released a holiday surprise cover song for old and new fans alike. The reflective lyrics and pensive tune were originally recorded and written by Parker McCollum. “I love this song and I wanted to do this track as a little extra bonus ‘thank you’ to all the folks who I’ve met out on the road this year,” stated Ruby. The cover of “Hell of a Year” by Bryan Ruby is available now on all digital music taplink.cc/hellofayear_br.
“It has been a “Hell of a Year!” It seems all the best things came out of “Left Field” with my debut single being picked up by SiriusXM Country Pride along with ACM’s Ultimate Pride Playlist. We traveled 52,000 miles this summer singing the National Anthem and promoting “Two For The Road”. I wrote a song called “The Standouts” for my hero ‘Pops’ and got to come home for the holidays to get some downtime before “Christmas With You” was released and was added to the ‘Christmas Playlist: Top 100’ and received over 86,000 organic streams on Spotify. I cannot wait to show the world what we have planned for 2023, as this is only the beginning,” shared Bryan Ruby.
Ruby’s cover of the popular 2017 tune was produced and mixed by Adam Sickler who also played acoustic guitar, dobro, banjo and bass on the track. The song was recorded in Nashville, TN and was mastered by Adam Grover at Sterling Sound.
Watch for the anticipated debut EP Diamonds Are Forever targeted for release in 2023.
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About Bryan Ruby:
Bryan Ruby is a rising country music artist and trailblazing professional baseball player based in Nashville, Tennessee. As a songwriter, Bryan has penned songs that have appeared on the Texas Country Top 50 chart and the iTunes Country Top 25 (#16), and songs he has written have been featured on both Huffington Post and People Magazine. As an artist, he won season 7 of the talent search competition Nashville Rising Song, and celebrated the long-awaited release of his debut single “Left Field” on June 8, 2022. Bryan’s sophomore single, “Two For The Road,” dropped on August 12, 2022 and his single, “The Standouts” released on October 7, 2022. Bryan’s first holiday-themed single, “Christmas With You,” was released November 18, 2022. The music video supporting “Christmas With You” was released on December 12, 2022. In September of 2021 he became the only active professional baseball player to come out as gay, and his story was featured in USA Today, as well as 100+ media outlets around the world including CBS, Yahoo, Bleacher Report and Teen Vogue.