Ryan Harmon Biography, Ryan Harmon Wiki
Ryan Harmon is a country singer and guitarist from Lamar, Arkansas who is determined to be more than another guy with an acoustic guitar.
Ryan Harmon interviewed Bobby Bones, his “American Idol” mentor, on an episode of “Country Fried” just hours before his audition. On the episode, which you can listen to here, Bones gives Harmon advice on his performance. It was recorded on the set of “American Idol” in Savannah, Georgia.
“What you feel is the thing that may be your weakness, is actually your biggest strength,” Bones told Harmon.
Bones turned the interview on its head toward the end of the segment, asking Harmon how he was feeling about his audition.
“I’m feeling pretty good about it, you know,” Harmon said. “I just have kind of looked at this whole process as being gravy. You know, anything that happens is kind of a blessing. The fact that I’ve made it to this point I feel like, in itself is a blessing and regardless of where it goes from here, I’m just happy to be here.”
Ryan Harmon studied journalism in college at Arkansas Tech University, according to his Facebook page. He took those skills to AETN, Arkansas’ PBS station. There, he started his own podcast, “Country Fried,” where he interviewed some of his country heroes.
Ryan Harmon American Idol
Harmon was invited to audition on “American Idol” by one of the show’s producers and moved on to the televised auditions. His audition airs Sunday, March 1 on ABC at 8 p.m. EST. Harmon performed an original song on the show for Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.
Ryan Harmon has a range of influences and wants to be a memorable act for anyone who sees him, he wrote on his website.
“I know what you’re thinking – ‘another guy with an acoustic guitar. We’ve seen it before.’ But just give me a stage and a moment of your time,” he said on the site. “I promise you won’t regret it. I’m not just a singer/songwriter. I’m an entertainer. My job is to make sure you have a good time. And if I do my job right, this is a show you won’t forget. Let’s have some fun!”
Harmon began performing when he was only 12 years old. Within two years, he had become a solo act – writing his own music and performing for crowds. He now tours regionally close to his hometown of Lamar, Arkansas.
“Playing on and off with local musicians, Harmon started performing at age 12,” his website said. “Just two years later, Harmon began performing as a solo artist, and writing his own music. His first solo performance was at the 2009 Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair in Fort Smith, one year after being a Top 20 finalist in the 5News Youth Talent Contest as a solo electric guitarist.”
Ryan Harmon Song
Ryan Harmon wrote a song intended to poke fun at the stereotype of morose themes in country music, and it landed him a slot on a dog-themed, NPR playlist. The song, “You Left, My Dog Died, and My Heart Did, Too,” was a part of a Spotify playlist created by NPR in 2018 called “NPR Music’s H*ckin’ Good Puppies Playlist.” The song was from Harmon’s eponymous debut album, Ryan Harmon. The playlist was created for the 2018 Puppy Bowl.