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.
Surviving Summer Festivals
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Surviving Summer Festivals

When this topic came across our desks, I leapt for it immediately. I was right in the middle of CMA Music Fest, and then I capped the week off at Bonnaroo. Having attended summer festivals for over 25 years, I thought it would be...
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The Band Perry Gives Back

Imagine The Band Perry doing a show live in your high school gym. It happened in Cascade, Iowa, as part of a campaign promoting safe driving for teens.
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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 + 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!

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: 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.
Dailey & Vincent: Bluegrass at its best!
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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...
CMT Crossroads: Dierks Bentley & OneRepublic
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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...
LeAnn Rimes Interview
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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....
Korn - Jonathan Davis Interview
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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...
Rhonda Vincent Interview
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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...
Luke Bryan - Ready for Stadiums
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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...