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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Shure at the CMT Music Awards

I know…it’s been a while since my last blog.  June is quite a busy month in Nashville with the CMT Music Awards and the CMA Music Fest. Plus, I took some vacation time after that.   Thankfully, the rest of our AR...
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Beep Beep!

That’s what I heard while stuck in traffic on the way to the Nashville Artist Relations office. This was not normal traffic but the car-on-the-side-of -the-road-5-miles-down kinda traffic. As I was “inching...
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Ben Sollee plays Music City Roots…

.. and you can see his and many other performances on their website: www.musiccityroots.com.  (look for the shows tab and navigate to the May 2 show – Ben’s slot is about 2 hrs 10 minutes in which you can access...
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Fitz & The Tantrums & MUTEMATH AT Vandy !

“It was a daark and stoormy night…”  Well, it was!  But that didn’t stop the fans at Vanderbilt University from hanging out to see two of the hottest groups on the road.  Shure Artist’s Fitz &...
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FOH Engineer Rich Caldwell – Rest in Peace

Last week, I received a phone call from an industry associate that a dear friend and Flyleaf FOH engineer Rich Caldwell died in a car accident.  I’ve known Rich for more than 5 years and he had one of the most positive...
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Vince Gill & Friends keep on giving

For the 4th year now, Vince Gill has invited some of Nashville’s finest as well as some artists from out of town to join him on stage for an awesome night of song and support. Jammin’ to Beat the Blues is the title of...
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Sara Bareilles in Nashville…rapping!

What’s the best way to ask a star on a date to the Prom?  With flowers of course, and a nice note.  These items were waiting for Sara Bareilles as she took the stage at the Curb Events Center on Sunday, April 15th.  Sara...
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ACMA's, Axient, and PSM 1000!!!

The Academy of Country Music Awards continues to be one of my favorite trips of the year.  It’s a great show to see all the crew people as well as get a bit of face time with our artists. Plenty of them were there:  Rascal...
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Mumford & Sons, Dawes, and 3 sold out shows

Twenty Minutes!  That’s how long it took for 3 Ryman shows with Mumford & Sons to sell out. I decided to wait and catch the last night, March 8.   Also on the bill was new Shure Endorsers’ Dawes.  This would be...
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Vince Gill – Bluegrass Underground

I’ve been very fortunate to have attended some wonderful concert events over the years.   There have been memorable moments at cool venues and so many great artists.  When I heard about Bluegrass Underground here in...
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Luke Bryan Storms Nashville!!

Country Music has so many great singers and entertainers.  Luke Bryan is a force to be reckoned with!  He is currently opening for Jason Aldean and really knows how to get a crowd going.  I went to see the show on Friday,...
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The Band Perry sell out The Ryman Feb 20

The Band Perry have been blazing a trail all over the US and Canada, grabbing Grammy nominations and other awards along the way.  When tickets for their show at he historic Ryman Auditorium went on sale, they sold out in 24...
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Antonia Bennett & an SM7B – winning combo!

January 10, 2012 Los Angeles, CA There’s nothing quite like trying to make something cool happen – especially at the last minute.  Longtime Shure user and recording engineer Cliff Goldmacher called me to see if it was...
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We Rocked NAMM!

SHURE ROCKS at NAMM!!

Yeah, that’s right!  We rocked at this show! January 19-22, 2012 Anaheim, CA – Anaheim Convention Center From our new products, awesome booth and even more awesome Shure staff, we had an amazing 4 days.  We even brought in...
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The Civil Wars - Sold Out - January 12th

The Civil Wars sold out Ryman show!!

January 12, 2012 Nashville, TN – The Ryman Auditorium There is such a wonderful feeling when you know you are watching something special.  Whether it’s a great movie,  football games when everyone player giving 150 % (I’m...
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The Gospel Side of DAILEY & VINCENT

January 9, 2012 Here we are, fresh into 2012, and what better way to kick of a new year than with a great new album! Darrin Vincent, one half of Bluegrass super group Dailey & Vincent strolled down the hall with a copy of...
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Shure at the American Country Awards

December 5, 2011 Las Vegas – MGM Grand Garden Arena This was the second ACA show for Fox Network.  Production Mix Engineer Klaus Landsberg invited me to come out on behalf of Shure for this years’ show as they were going...