He now makes his home in Georgia.
Ryan has had a deep bluegrass connection since he was born.
Ryan’s grandfather Lilburn Sims and his Uncle Phil Sims is his biggest influence.
“I still remember being a small child and listening to them jamming with other folks in the garage, living room, and always around the Christmas tree every year!
I just remember how easy they made it look to play the guitar and banjo it was always a party when Pappy brought out the banjo.”
Lilburn used to jam and was great friends with bluegrass legend Bill Monroe.
Ryan just finally decided to see what country music had for him. Since posting his first cover song Amarillo, he has been completely humbled by the responses he’s received in only a short six months.
Ryan has also been working towards writing his own music and producing music. He has wrote 8 songs total. All of these with co-writers. His first song was with Sheri Lynn.
His second song he wrote with Bobby Swift. Its a upbeat song called “Red Naked” it was produced by Bryan Austin and demoed by Shon Cagle a Nashville Recording Artist.
Then Mr. Nicholson has wrote “Ole Hillbilly Way” with his friend Matt Ellis and two with his father Ron Nicholson. “Hoosier Fields” and “Only 7 months to go” with co-writer Sheri lynn as well.
He has two more with Sean Catling. “Nashville Fling” and “I’ll Go Anywhere”
Mr. Nicholson has something special. Ryan has the potential to have a great music career.