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Ryan Adams

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Fantasy File

by Ryan Adams

08/02/2022

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Biography

Prolific and mercurial singer/songwriter Ryan Adams was born David Ryan
Adams on November 5, 1974 in Jacksonville, North Carolina. His rise to stardom
began with the band Whiskeytown in 1994. The group managed two albums, Faithless
Street
and Strangers Almanac, before dissolving. A collaboration
with Emmylou Harris followed before Adams went solo in 2000 with Heartbreaker.
His second album, 2001’s Gold, propelled him to fame. After producing
Jesse Malin's debut release (The Fine Art Of Self Destruction), the two
formed punk-rock group The Finger, dabbling in a new genre of music before
turning back to his country roots with the somewhat bleak, Love Is Hell in
2004. That album contained a cover of Oasis' “Wonderwall” that earned him
a Grammy Award nomination for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance and high praise
from Noel Gallagher. Another collaborative foray followed in 2005, as Adams
hooked up with his backing band The Cardinals to throw out two more albums with
a more rocky vibe. The group then went on to perform on Willie Nelson's Songbird,
with Adams also producing. His eclectic and prolific work continued through the
rest of the decade which was capped in 2009 with the publication of his poetry
collection Infinity Blues and his decision to end The Cardinals. Ryan Adams
started 2010 with the metal-inspired Orion and later in the tear dropped
Cardinals III/IV, an album they had recorded four years before. 2011 saw
the release of Ashes & Fire, his first solo LP since ending The
Cardinals. A self-titled 2014 album hit number 4 on the album chart—his highest
position ever on the chart—was followed the next year by a track-for-track
cover of the Taylor Swift album 1989. After 2017’s Prisoner, there
was a three-year hiatus from the release of new material in part due to
allegations of sexual misconduct. 2020’s Wednesdays addressed the
controversy with a series of downbeat songs, while 2021’s Big Colors
rebounded into a happier vibe.