Meet One of the Co-Writers Behind Kelsea Ballerini’s GOLD-Certified Hit “Dibs”

His own music is actually really personal and super dope!

Not too long ago, Florida native Ryan Griffin was sitting in a room with Kelsea Ballerini and other songwriters in Nashville drumming up ideas for a new track. That track wound up being Ballerini’s “Dibs,” which went straight to GOLD status upon its release.

“It’s been a long journey for me. First and foremost I wanted to be a singer [I was singing before I was talking], but then the writing came after that. I went to Belmont and pursued music that way and I’ve been in town ever since,” Ryan says.

Now, Griffin has more things to brag about. He released his debut EP Sake of the Summer back in March, and has some buzzworthy of his own!

“The EP is a culmination of different life experiences that I’ve had, and it’s a sound that I’ve been working on for awhile here in Nashville. The record really wasn’t intentionally created to be a nostalgic vibe, but after listening to a bunch of songs it made sense.” Ryan told us about Sake of the Summer.

Sake of the Summer features the current single “Woulda Left Me Too,” which currently boasts over 2.3M streams. The record is definitely a good listen, as each track has a personal meaning behind it. Listen to the EP below…

Celeb Secrets Country caught up with Ryan recently to talk about writing for Kelsea Ballerini as well as his own original music. Check out the video below for more and Keep up with Ryan by following him on Twitter at @RyanGriffinLive.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.