Ryan Hurd’s Album, Pelago, is Available Now

Ryan Hurd’s Album, Pelago, is Available Now

Ryan Hurd‘s debut album, Pelago, is available now.

Ryan shares, “My debut full length album Pelago is out now. It’s been a journey, I hope you love it as much as I do. Love to each and every one of you and thank you for being a part of this moment with me.”

Talking about the project Ryan says, “I wanted to put an album together that had the songs as like song forward, the writing is, all writing I’m really proud of and even if it’s like a fun song, it’s still clever and well written. I wanted something that really represented who I was as a writer and an artist and a person. I mean, it’s your first shot, you only get one time to have a debut album. So having all those summer songs on there was really important having some like, really, I think emotionally challenging songs on there was really important to me and I think that like, tracks one through 11 on the physical copy of Pelago. I mean it’s really is like who what I wanted to do with my first ever full length.

And when it comes to the title of the album, “Pelago is a title that means open sea or overwhelming passion.

Fans have two options when it comes to the songs they get on Ryan’s album – the physical copy includes 11-tracks, while the digital option provides 4 additional songs.

Pelago, CD and Download Only Digital Audio LP track list;

  1. “Pass It On”
  2. “Coast”
  3. “Chasing After You” (with Maren Morris)
  4. “June, July, August”
  5. “Palm Trees in Ohio”
  6. “If I Had Two Hearts”
  7. “Tab with My Name on It”
  8. “What Are You Drinking”
  9. “Hell Is an Island”
  10. “The Knife or the Hatchet”
  11. “I Never Said I’m Sorry”

The additional tracks fans get on the Streaming Only Digital Audio LP

12. “Platonic”
13. “Every Other Memory”
14. “To a T”
15. “Diamonds or Twine”

Ryan Hurd got his start in Nashville as a songwriter, writing tracks for Tim McGraw, Lady A, Blake Shelton and others…including his wife, Maren Morris. So, it’s a bit ironic that for Ryan, and Maren, who hang their hats on their songwriting abilities – neither one had a hand in writing their first duet together “Chasing After You.”

But Ryan says the writers – Brinley Addington and Jerry Flowers – did a great job at creating a song that is very easy to sing…and Ryan says that’s not always easy to do, “You can tell a great song is easy to sing live, and ‘Chasing After You’ is a really good example of that…where it could be in any key, and it would be the easiest song in the world to sing, and I don?t know how they did it. We didn’t write the song but they wrote the easiest song in the world to sing.”

Ryan and Maren’s massive hit “Chasing After You” is on both editions on Pelago, which is available now.

Photo Credit: Nicki Fletcher

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter