Ryder Grimes Bio
Born and raised in the rural Northeast Texas town of Poetry (Population 2,069), Ryder Grimes was raised up doing things the country way. On stage, since he was 11 years old, Ryder grew up with burning love and passion for country music. After years of watching his singer/songwriter inspirations, Ryder began to sing, play and write songs of his own just like his hero’s. Now as an adult, he is doing everything he grew up dreaming about. With a high charting radio single, a nomination for the “New Male Vocalist of the Year” award in Texas and a new EP out that was produced by Texas legend Deryl Dodd, Ryder is currently making his name well known in the Texas Music Scene.
ABOUT MO PITNEY
Curb Records recording artist, Mo Pitney, received a standing ovation the very first time he performed on the iconic Grand Ole Opry stage. Named an “Artist To Watch” by Rolling Stone, Billboard, and The Bobby Bones Show, Pitney has amassed over 36 million streams with the release of his autobiographical debut, Behind This Guitar, and sophomore project, Ain’t Lookin’ Back. The Illinois-native leans on the influences of traditional country stalwarts like Ray Price, Buck Owens, Roger Miller, and Merle Haggard, as well as Bluegrass greats J.D. Crowe, Del McCoury, and the legendary James Taylor. His original song, “Ain’t Bad for a Good Ol’ Boy,” was featured on The Ranch (A Netflix Original Series Official Soundtrack).
Mo Pitney revisits his roots with his current bluegrass release, “Old Home Place,” featuring J.D. Crowe, Jerry Douglas, Marty Stuart, Ricky Skaggs, Jon Randall, and more. Pitney shares, “The first time I ever heard “Old Home Place” was on a J.D. Crowe and The New South album when I was a young kid. I learned that version and would play it with my dad and my brother when we were touring Bluegrass festivals growing up. When I was in the studio to record my current album, Ain’t Lookin’ Back, I started playing the song to warm up. My producer, Jim “Moose” Brown, said “Mo, let’s just play through that to get the jitters out, and don’t freak out when the band comes in,” and he recorded it. Then, my producer felt compelled to play the track for Marty Stuart, who liked it so much, he expressed interest in being part of it. That lead to a conversation with Skaggs, who also wanted to play on it. From there, we decided to recreate as much of the original version as possible, and it became a compilation of my heroes playing bluegrass and country music. We filmed the session, and that became the official music video.” The single reached #1 on both the Top 50 Singles Cross-Genre Chart and the Top 50 Bluegrass Singles Chart (Airplay Direct).
Never straying far from his bluegrass roots, PITNEY MEYER was born in the spring of 2023 with long-time friend, Johnny Meyer. This collaborative bluegrass duo was born out of The Station Inn, where Mo and Johnny have been playing a sold-out residency for the last 6 months. With Johnny Meyer on banjo and Mo Pitney on acoustic guitar, they are joined on stage by a rotating list of top tier musicians, most often including CMA Musician of the Year Jenee Fleenor (Fiddle), Nate Burie (Mandolin), and Blake Pitney (Bass). “John and I got to know each other when both of our families would travel to SPBGMA or IBMA. John came from a very large family, and, for some reason, his mom singled him out and bought him a banjo when he was young. He has never set it down since then. He was holding a banjo the first time I saw him at IBMA, and we got a jam session together. Once John and I both moved to Nashville, we started to have jam sessions on my front porch, and that turned into a residency at Station Inn, not thinking that anything would come from that.”
Expect new music from Mo and Pitney Meyer later this year.
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