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Excited to help support local teachers and play the 10th year of Rock the District.
The event takes young bands and gives them the full concert experience. The bands range from 6th grade to 12th grade. They audition and make the big stage. Money raised from ticket sales go directly to the teachers of the Cave Creek school district. 
You can check out the event at www.rockthedistrict.net

Check out my video for my 2nd radio single (GET AWAY) below....request it at your local country radio station.
DIRECTOR: Mike Rhodes
COMPANY: Zuma 4 Productions 



DIRECTOR: Steven Prevatt
COMPANY: Willan House
Was shot in and around the hills of Cave Creek AZ.

DIRECTOR: Steven Prevatt
COMPANY: Willan House
Was shot in the great state of Arizona USA.

From The Boot feature:
The “Black and Blue” video finds Sims wandering through the mountains with his acoustic guitar, performing the song. He’s also in the area to collect a few final mementos of a past love.
“Black and Blue” appears on Sims’ My Side of the Story EP, released in November. Sims wrote or co-wrote all of the project’s seven tracks, which discuss the ups and downs of his personal life: an ex’s affair, the end of a long-term relationship, time spent in rehab.



Ryan Sims is a musician whose incredible self-taught musicianship is evident in his performance; both as a solo artist, or with the energetic Ryan Sims Band.  As a founder of the immensely popular Arizona band EastonAshe, Ryan’s stylistic evolution has since landed him smack dab into the arms of country music.  Although country is his home, his shows include all types of music, enriched by Ryan’s award winning vocals and warm and friendly performance style.  




Purchase the EP at www.smarturl.it/ryansims




RYAN SIMS—Arizona-based singer, songwriter and country-rock-americana musician—will release a new seven-track EP MY SIDE OF THE STORY on Friday, November 17 on HIVE RECORDS-HIGH 4 RECORDINGS. The album’s rocking lead single “Get Away” premiered yesterday (10/12) on TheDailyCountry.com, with Tara Joan raving, “…the instantly infectious ‘Get Away’ is built on a dynamic backbeat and driving guitars that, alongside Sims’ distinctly weathered vocals, encourage hitting that open road, escaping life's struggles, and expanding your horizons.” The just-released music video, directed by Mike Rhodes. has already received over 19,000 plays. Click here to watch the video.  

Pre-order is available now for MY SIDE OF THE STORY via iTunes here

MY SIDE OF THE STORY showcases SIMS’ natural ability to translate heartbreak and the human experience into song with a warm sound pulling from country, Americana and southern rock. The EP springs directly from a particular love gone bad, outlined in standout cuts such as “Get Away,” “Black and Blue,” “Red Head” and “Tragedy.” Recorded with an all-star band--Jason "Slim" Gambel (Lady Antebellum, guitars), Darryl Jones (Rolling Stones, bass), Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty, John Mellencamp, drums) and Kim Bullard (Elton John, keyboards)--the collection of songs is without glitz or guile, just rough-edged and hard-hitting, fed by a volatile blend of pain and ecstasy, anger and regret. 

“This EP shows a vulnerable side to me I’ve never really exposed before,” SIMS admits. “Every one of these songs is true. Every story they tell actually happened. I even questioned whether I should record some of them because they were so personal. But I did it because ultimately it’s not me but it’s the music that’s important.” 

From the first notes he strummed, sang and wrote, SIMS has seen music as inseparable from emotion. He grew up in Indiana, one of three children raised by a single mother. Young RYAN began looking around for something to keep his spirits afloat. He found it when he was about three-years-old. “I began to feel this strong urge to make music,” he recalls. “I can still remember listening to and understanding music even as a really small child. I understood chord changes and melody at some deep intuitive level. I never dreamed about being a policeman or a fireman or anything other than a musician.”

SIMS didn’t act on that urge until age 10, when his mother remarried. Her new husband introduced RYAN to the guitar. When the family moved to Arizona, RYAN held even more tightly to his lifeline. That summer, as a high school junior in a wildly unfamiliar place, he found solace in writing. He performed in local coffee houses; he began booking them shortly after he turned 17. Midway through his senior year he gave up his spot on the football team to sing the lead role in the school musical. Most important, he remembers, “I realized pretty quickly that being able to play guitar was a fantastic way to meet girls.”

Thoroughly enamored with music and these residual benefits, SIMS plunged into performing right after graduation. At 21 he co-founded the band EastonAshe. Their debut album Can I Drive It dropped in 2006 and quickly sold 10,000 copies without any label affiliation. The Los Angeles Music Awards singled it out as Independent Rock Album Of The Year. The group took first place in the LA Music/Hollywood Fame Awards’ Performer Of The Year category in 2007 and ’08. As the band’s lead singer, SIMS earned the Phoenix Music Awards’ Singer/Songwriter Of The Year honors in 2009. His following exploded in 2011 when he was invited to participate in the FOX television show “The X Factor.”


“Get Away”

“American Things”

“Black And Blue”

“Red Head”


“Little Ms. Bad Decision” 

“Before I Sell Myself”