Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Ryan is a Regional Manager of Artist Relations at the Shure office in Nashville, TN. He started at Shure in 1993 in Customer Service and joined the AR team in 1996. Ryan has over 30 years of performance experience playing drums and percussion in various groups and genres. In his spare time he enjoys woodworking, watching movies, videography, and camping with his family. His Twitter handle is @ryan_smith1969.
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Hannah Ford

Hannah Ford – Throwback Thursday!

Watching an artist change and grow over the years is a rewarding experience. Check out the iTunes and Spotify links to Hannah Ford's latest project, PLECTRUMELECTRUM, with Prince's group 3RDEYEGIRL.
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glxd16

GLXD16 + Guitar Techs = Happiness!

Give people a system that's easy to travel with, sounds amazing, is under $ 500.00 and pays itself back over time with rechargeable batteries, and you have a formula for happiness.
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The-Who--An-exciting-visit

The Who: An exciting visit!

On October 20th, 2008, Ryan Smith and Paul Natkin jumped in Ryan's car and headed to Auburn Hills, Michigan to shoot an ad for the SM58 featuring The Who.
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wireless_workbench

Wireless Workbench: Now is the time!

Calling all engineers! If you are not familiar with Wireless Workbench®, or WWB, now is the time to download this FREE software and immerse yourself in the ever-growing, ever-changing world of wireless frequency coordination.
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Dailey & Vincent: Bluegrass at its best!

Dailey & Vincent: Bluegrass at its best!

Since their formation, Dailey & Vincent have been a favorite of mine in the bluegrass genre. They brought Shure into the picture early on, and we have been enjoying this relationship ever since. The group was the first to...
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CMT Crossroads: Dierks Bentley & OneRepublic

CMT Crossroads: Dierks Bentley & OneRepublic

Talk about 2 very different voices: Dierks Bentley and Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic. However, two very good songwriters! The stories and melodies that come out of these two artists are unique to them, and putting them together was...
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CMT/CMA Fest week in Nashville

Where else in the country can fans attend an awards show and then see four days full of the world’s best in country music? Nashville in June is the destination for all die-hard country fans. Die-hard: Enduring the pouring...
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LeAnn Rimes Interview

LeAnn Rimes – The Shure Interview

I still remember getting a call back in 1997 from Wilbur Rimes, father of an incredible new young singer named LeAnn. Her song “Blue” was exploding on the charts. Naturally, we were very interested in working with her....
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Korn - Jonathan Davis Interview

Korn – Jonathan Davis Interview

Korn, quite simply, is at the top of their game. With Brian “Head” Welch back in the group and Ray Luzier driving the band on drums, Korn is performing better than ever. Lead singer Jonathan Davis’ voice is...
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Rhonda Vincent Interview

Rhonda Vincent Interview

A voice with experience.  Rhonda has been touring and performing for most of her life.  Her schedule every year is so crazy that it’s a wonder she has any time to record.  This year, she found time to record a double CD...
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Luke Bryan - Ready for Stadiums

Luke Bryan – Ready for stadiums !!

At the dawn of 2014, a host of metal, video, sound and lighting filled the Annex of the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. ACM award winner for Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan and crew were in preparations and rehearsals for the...
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Little Big Town - 4 Big Voices!

Little Big Town – 4 Big Voices!

You can have a group of 16 musicians onstage jamming out, and it can sound amazing.  To me though, nothing compares to when you hear a group with multiple harmonies that work so well together, singing with big voices.  Think...
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Dave Mustaine rocks out in GLXD Webinar

Dave Mustaine rocks out in GLX-D Webinar

About a mile off the 101 in Oxnard, California sits an industrial park surrounded by mountains off in the distance. Inside one of these buildings sits the Drum Channel video facility where the walls were about to be shaken by...
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Sara Evans with Shure – “Crystal clear”

Sara Evans with Shure – "Crystal clear"

From the very first phrase of one of her songs, when you hear her voice, you know it’s Sara. I cannot name another female artist who sounds remotely close to her among our artists or even on the planet!  That’s one of...
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The Wild Feathers rock Music City and beyond!

The Wild Feathers rock Music City and beyond!

Think about how many great bands there are and have been with four-part harmonies and multiple lead singers. The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, ABBA, Little Big Town, Night Ranger, and so many more. It just works so well. You know exactly...
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Rhonda Vincent & the KSM line

Rhonda Vincent & the KSM line

Just last month, I wrote about Rhonda becoming the 2014 inductee into the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America’s Hall of Greats (article here). I just happened to look up this month’s schedule for...