Ryan Wardlow

Ryan Wardlow

 Bedford, Kentucky, USA
BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

Ryan Wardlow is a hot new artist tearing up honky tonks everywhere. Ryan's musical influences range widely from George Strait and Gary Allan to Montgomery-Gentry. With his unique style and amazing, voice you don't want to miss one of his action packed shows!

Biography

Suddenly you hear a roar come from inside a bar. As you peak in to see what’s going on, you see a crowd partying and yelling like none you’ve ever seen! On the stage you see a man singing a rocking country song while his band is jumping around like a 5 year old on a sugar high. His voice is stunning and his presence captivating. This man is Ryan Wardlow and while you may not even like country music you feel compelled to go in because you can’t wait to see what happens next!
Ryan, who is a native of Bedford Kentucky, made the move to Nashville in February of 2004. Ryan discovered his love for country music at an early age. He began playing guitar and writing songs at age twelve. Ryan competed in many talent contest through out his teens. It was during these performances he learned the importance of entertaining. “I attended a lot of concerts growing up. I always loved the high energy shows like that of Garth Brooks. I knew that I wanted to give my fans that kind of show.” Says Ryan.
After high school Ryan decided to put his music on hold and joined the United States Marine Corps Reserves, in which he served for six years. “I felt I needed to do something for my country.” Wardlow comments, “Freedom isn’t cheap and I wanted to do my part in preserving what our fore fathers had done for us.” During his time in the reserves he also worked for North American Stainless, a local company near his hometown of Bedford, but always longing for a career doing what he really loved. “I knew everything would happen in due time. God has a plan for everyone.” Ryan adds.
On January 10th 2003, he was called to active duty with his Reserve Unit, Company A 8th Tank Battalion, to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom. It was during this time that his life, and outlook on life, changed forever. "Once you've seen a foreign country and see how their people have to live, as opposed to the way we Americans have to, it makes you realize how lucky we really are." Says Ryan. "It was during those six months I was there I discovered how short and precious life is. I knew if God got me out of there alive, I wasn't going to waste another minute of it." So now Ryan is following his passion for music and putting to use his God given talent to accomplish his dream.

Lyrics

Malibu

Written By: Ryan Wardlow & Ronny Palmer

Malibu

I was driving thru California,
Headed up that coast line,
I thought I’d stop in Malibu,
To kill a little time,
That’s when I saw her serving drinks,
At a bar down on the beach,
She looked just like an angel,
Her smile was so sweet,

So I sat down on a barstool,
And I ordered up a drink,
Her beauty took my breathe away,
I couldn’t even think,
I finally ask her name,
Cause she kept runnin’ thru my head,
I can’t forget the moment,
She turned around and said,

(Chorus)
It was/Malibu, I love you,
Golden hair and eyes of blue,
Malibu what can I do,
To make you fall for me,
How can I make you feel,
How can I make you see,
What you mean to me,
Malibu,

We took a walk by the ocean,
Later on that day,
We talked about our dreams,
As the sun began to fade,
I’d never felt the way,
I did that mid-summers eve,
But I found myself,
Not wanting to leave,

(Repeat Chorus)

Solo

(Repeat Chorus)

Malibu, Oh Malibu,

I Never Saw It Coming

Written By: Ryan Wardlow

I Never Saw It Coming

I laid my ring, On the letter on that I found,
The one that said, You loved another man,
Packed my things, Loaded up the car,
The one we had so many memories in,
One last look, At the home we built together,
Drove down the highway,
Knowin’ this was the end, Of forever,

(Chorus)
Now my heart’s caught up in a hurricane,
And my mind’s in a tornado full of pain,
My eyes are crying, Like a storm out of the blue,
I always knew I could hurt like this,
But I never saw it coming from you,

Stared at the picture on the dashboard,
Of you and me, and the kids,
You always said, I never loved you enough,
But the truth is, I always did,
My mind keeps drifting back, To a time when we were happy,
Back then I could never see,
Any of this, Ever happening,

(Repeat Chorus)

Yeah my eyes are crying, Like a storm out of the blue,
I always knew I could hurt like this,
But I never saw it coming from you,

Runnin'

Written By: Ryan Wardlow

Runnin’

I called you on the telephone,
But I got your machine,
I can’t help but wonder,
Where you might be,
Are you in bed sleepin’
Are you out with your friends,
I know one place for certain,
That you have been,

(Chorus)
While/You keep runnin’ runnin’ runnin’ thru my head,
I keep thinkin’ thinkin’ thinkin’ about what you said,
Was it true, Was it true,
Or was I gettin’ to close to you,
Tell me I gotta know,
Why you keep runnin’

I know your relationships in the past,
They never seem to last,
Someone always seemed to be walkin’ out on you,
They’d promise you the world,
Said you’d always be their girl,

Bridge

Now I’m stuck with their mistakes,
Tryin’ to break habits that they made,

(Repeat Chorus)

Bridge

How can I make you see,
That I would never leave,

(Repeat Chorus)

Why you keep runnin’
Girl you keep runnin’
Why you keep runnin’

Drownin' In Love

Written By: Ryan Wardlow

Drownin’ In Love

All it ever does is rain around here,
Seems like it’s been rainin’ all year,
But I don’t mind, It’ll stop sometime,

The river’s been up, The bridge’s been out,
There’s water all around the front of our house,
But I don’t care, As long as you’re here,

(Chorus)
The lighting can flash, The thunder can crash,
We’ll turn off the lights, Jump in bed real fast,
Hold each and talk, Til the storm is gone,
There's not a thing going on, Just me lovin’ you,
By the look in your eyes, I know you love me to,
So no matter how bad it gets out there,
We’ll be here, Drownin’ in love,

The weather man’s callin’ for rain all week,
And that roof on the porch is startin’ to leak,
The floor’s all wet, I haven’t fixed it yet,

But I gotcha right here, And I’m holdin’ you tight,
That ole porch will have to leak all night,
I’m where I wana be, You with me,

(Repeat Chorus)

Solo

There's not a thing going on, Just me lovin’ you,
By the look in your eyes, I know you love me to,
So no matter how bad it gets out there,
We’ll be here, Drownin’ in love,

Solo

There's not a thing going on, Just me lovin’ you,
By the look in your eyes, I know you love me to,
So no matter how bad it gets out there,
We’ll be here, Drownin’ in love,

Drownin’ in love, Drownin’ in love

It Can't Be Gone

Written By: Tommy Wilson

It Can’t Be Gone

When we’re alone like this,
The passion’s gone when we kiss,
What happened to us,
Girl I miss your tender touch,
Your smile,
The way you used to drive me wild,

(Chorus)
It can’t be over, It can’t be done,
I thought you were the only one,
Can we make it right,
Have you had enough,
Baby I ain’t given up,
I’m holdin’ on,
It can’t be gone,

I used to see it in your eyes,
Baby has forever died,
I’m wanna know the truth,
Tell me I’m the one for you,
Just stay,
It doesn’t have to end this way,

(Repeat Chorus)

Solo

(Repeat Chorus)

It can’t be gone,
It can’t be gone,

Discography

"It Can't Be Gone"
"Malibu"

Set List

1.) Don’t Happen Twice
2.) Check Yes or No
3.) She Couldn’t Change Me
4.) Modern Day Bonnie & Clyde
5.) Even The Man In The Moon
6.) Folsom Prison
7.) Stay Here & Drink
8.) Little Sister
9.) Good Ole Boys
10.) Man To Man
11.) Miami My Amy
12.) Make-Up and Faded
13.) We’ll Burn That Bridge
14.) The Fugitive
15.) White Lighting

1.) Watermelon Crawl
2.) Walk Softly
3.) Swingin’
4.) Tulsa Time