American Songwriter Live: Ryan Tanner

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Ryan Tanner stopped by the American Songwriter office during Americana Fest to perform a few songs with his four-piece band, who flew in all the way from Salt Lake City.

It was a special visit for us, as Ryan won our Grand Prize Lyric Contest back in 2010 for his song “I Never Did My Best,” snagging a prize package that included a “dream c0-write” with Jim Lauderdale. Watch above as Tanner performs “A Black Heart Painted Red,” off his 2014 album Together Is Where We Belong.

Video shot and edited by Neal Dahlgren. Audio recorded and edited by Steve Martin.