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Ryan Follese Finally Reveals His Big Surprise and It’s Everything We Wanted to Hear

Courtesy of Big Machine Label Group

Chart-topping songwriter and entertainer Ryan Follese surprised fans today, announcing his full-length, self-titled debut Country album will be available digitally this Friday (August 18) on BMLG Records.

Prior to breaking the news, his social media account went dark this week and ambiguously teased “Something’s coming.”

He has subtly dropped hints over the last few months, previewing tracks in an opening slot on Sam Hunt’s 15 IN A 30 TOUR this summer. The crowds have been a perfect mix of the former Hot Chelle Rae frontman’s catchy melodies (MULTI-PLATINUM “Tonight, “Tonight”) infused with familial Country lyrics he was raised on with hit songwriter parents.

“I am so excited to put out this full album for the fans who grew up alongside me to those who I’ve just met out with Sam Hunt, FGL and LOCASH this year,” said Ryan. “You have all been a part of my return home, to my roots, and I’m really thankful for your patience during the writing process. I truly believe these songs have always been a part of me, and I hope you’ll feel something too.”

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Accredited for his clever turn of phrase and musicianship on each of the 12 tracks, Ryan again embraced the sounds he was born into and turned to the people closest to him to help put the record together. His father Keith Follese (Tim McGraw, Faith Hill), mother Adrienne Follese (Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride) and brother Jamie Follese (Hot Chelle Rae) alongside producer Cameron Montgomery (Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj) contributed their talents to the collection while Dann Huff (Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett) joined as co-producer on a couple of songs. Jimmy Harnen is the Executive Producer.

We can’t wait to hear Ryan’s debut album!

TRACK LIST

  1. Lose A Little Sleep” | Ryan Follese, Adrienne Follese, Jamie Follese, Keith Follese, Cameron Montgomery *
  2. Put A Label On It” | Ryan Follese, Adrienne Follese, Jamie Follese, Keith Follese, Cameron Montgomery
  3. Float Your Boat” | Ryan Follese, Adrienne Follese, Jamie Follese, Keith Follese, Cameron Montgomery
  4. One More Round” | Ryan Follese, Adrienne Follese, Jamie Follese, Keith Follese, Cameron Montgomery
  5. Sounds Like You” | Ryan Follese, Adrienne Follese, Jamie Follese, Keith Follese, Cameron Montgomery
  6. No Headlights” | Ryan Follese, Adrienne Follese, Jamie Follese, Keith Follese, Cameron Montgomery, Ben Schofield, Stephen Schofield
  7. Summer Like You” | Ryan Follese, Jamie Follese, Jesse Lee, Cameron Montgomery
  8. Growing Up” | Ryan Follese, Adrienne Follese, Jamie Follese, Keith Follese, Cameron Montgomery, Josh Montgomery
  9. One Thing Right” | Ryan Follese, Adrienne Follese, Jamie Follese, Keith Follese, Cameron Montgomery *
  10. Wilder” | Ryan Follese, Adrienne Follese, Jamie Follese, Keith Follese, Cameron Montgomery
  11. Roots” | Ryan Follese, Adrienne Follese, Jamie Follese, Keith Follese, Cameron Montgomery
  12. Sing It” | Ryan Follese

*Produced by Cameron Montgomery and Dann Huff

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.

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