Ryan James Hurd (born November 2, 1986) is an American country music singer and songwriter. In addition to writing No. 1 singles for Blake Shelton, Lady A, and Luke Bryan, Hurd has recorded for RCA Records Nashville.
Hurd was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan before moving to Nashville, Tennessee. Hurd met his future wife Maren Morris while writing the ballad “Last Turn Home” for Tim McGraw.
In 2015, Hurd wrote "Lonely Tonight", a No 1 Country Airplay single for Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe.
Hurd signed with Sony Music Nashville in 2017 to release a forthcoming debut album. His first single from his self-titled EP, “We Do Us” has received over 2 million streams on Spotify.
Hurd was featured on Rolling Stone Country's "Artists You Need to Know" list. and CMT named him one of their "Listen Up" Artists of 2016. Hurd has also toured with Chase Rice, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line, and Morris. Hurd's debut single was "Love in a Bar". In January 2020, he embarked on a tour in support of his Platonic EP with Adam Doleac and Niko Moon.