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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Dream Theater Drummer Mike Mangini asks…..

How many Shure Mics can you identify in this shot? Just this morning, I received an email from Shure Artist Mike Mangini with a link to a video he made. He talks about the Shure mics he used to capture the tracks for the new...
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CMA Fest – Part 2

I’ve packed up all the mics, sent most of them back to Shure HQ (Thanks Brooke & Richard!) and now it’s time to fill you in on the rest of the week at CMA Music Fest. Rain!   It always rains during this awesome...
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Shure Dominates at 2013 ACMA’s

From the amazing Shure Artists we work with to the outstanding performance of the products they rely on, Shure was again the most requested at this years’ 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Held at the MGM Grand...
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Nashville gets the Blues w/Jonny & Buddy

I never thought I would say “bitter cold” and Nashville in the same sentence.  There it is and yes, it was. However, there was a warmth of anticipation in my heart as I headed up the street towards the War Memorial...
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Shure at Winter NAMM 2013 +

I have been to the NAMM show in Anaheim about 17 times now.   Part of me gets nervous because it is such a busy show.  A bigger part of me is excited to see and talk with a lot of the artists we work with.  I also look forward...
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Natalie Grant & Charlotte Gambill – Dare to Be

This was billed as an all female event!  It’s been a while though since the last time I had the privilege of seeing Natalie Grant perform live.   So when she came in for rehearsal the day before, I had no reservations...
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Shure at the American Country Awards!!

I’m one of the many people who can visit Las Vegas and never gamble a single penny.  That’s right…I even passed up the penny machines!    I know, it felt weird not even putting in a dollar to try my luck but I felt lucky...
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Grammy Noms Concert- Nashville

For the first time in Nashville, the Grammy Nominations event was held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.  It was great to be able to attend this event and see some crew members as well as the Shure Artists that attended this...
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The Who’s very first Nashville performance!!

Can you believe it?  Neither could I, but it’s true.  I was going to witness the first Nashville show that Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey have ever played together.  Roger had performed 2 shows in town about a year or...
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Shure at the CMA's !!

Year after year, so many artists come into the Country Music Awards and request to use Shure products front and center.  Last week’s show saw a notable increase in the number of Shure UHF-R wireless transmitters on lead...
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Ben Folds Five ROCK The Ryman!

So what’s my Ben Folds experience?   My first time hearing anything Ben Folds has composed was while watching the movie “Over The Hedge.”  Ben is all over the animated adventure and adds the right elements for the strange...
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Americana Awards 2012 / Delta Rae at The Rutledge

I haven’t been to this show in many years.  I heard about the lineup of performers, presenters and guests and was excited to be able to attend. We just started working with Alabama Shakes this year but I had yet to see them...
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Tour Bus Life: A lot can happen on the road

Every day, working in Nashville, I see tour buses come in and out of the parking lot out side the building. Some buses are loading up, some unloading, and some parking for the day for rehearsals.  I’ve hung out on several tour...
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Jason Mraz & Christina Perri in Nashville

I knew I was in for a good show having listened to Jason’s new CD Love Is A Four Letter Word.  The Freedom Song starts off the CD and when the band kicks in, you can just imagine the live show.  No more imagining, I was...