Ryan Laird, Writer/Artist

Ryan Laird is a hit country music artist who grew up on a 100 acre beef farm in Fergus, Ontario, Canada. He was given his a first guitar around age 7, and started performing as a teen with his siblings. He has toured across Canada, and enjoyed enthusiastic responses everywhere, with hit songs that he wrote and recorded. He was nominated for a Canadian Country Music Award in 2012 for his Top-Ten hit song, "I'm Your Man. That same year, he was nominated for the CCMA Rising Star Award and a Canadian Radio Music Award.

Now living in Nashville, Ryan is signed to Studio Gold Music, and is currently writing songs with other hit songwriters. He is working on new music for his next studio album; which is set to be released in 2014.

A giving heart, Ryan is co-founder of the international BiggerThanThatTM Foundation. Bullied himself as a child, he originally started the philanthropic campaign regionally near his hometown in Canada. This anti-bullying and individual empowerment program is now being introduced to school students accross North America.