Daily Discovery: Ryan Corn, “Wonderful Things”

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Singer-songwriter Ryan Corn’s debut album, aptly titled Wonderful Things, is set to be released this year. Check out the title track, “Wonderful Things” HERE.

ARTIST: Ryan Corn

SONG: Wonderful Things

BIRTHDATE: December 8, 1983

HOMETOWN: Scott City, Missouri

CURRENT LOCATION: Cape Girardeau, Missouri

AMBITIONS: To be a great husband, a great friend and on the side, a great musician, songwriter and producer

TURN-OFFS: When someone is overly critical or too opinionated.

TURN-ONS: When someone likes cats as much as I do

DREAM GIG: Red Rock…hopefully someday

FAVORITE LYRIC: “And soon he turns the final page, we’ll look the author in the face then the book really begins” – Nonny Nonny (Chris Rice)

CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: Probably my wife…but crazy in a good way. The kind that makes me laugh and brings out my crazy side too.

SONG I WISH I WROTE: “Chicago” by Sufjan Stevens

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: My wife (brownie points), Jesus, My deceased Grandfather…greatest man I’ve ever known, Michael Jackson, John Mayer (I sometimes dream about that one…weird, I know but I think we would be great friends)

FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: MuteMath at the Pageant in St. Louis…mind blowing!

I WROTE THIS SONG: This song came about one day when I decided to take an honest look at myself. It’s easy to let your reputation determine what you think about yourself. For the longest time I was known as a “nice guy” from a very “nice family” but I knew there was more beneath the surface…more that wasn’t so nice. The song is just me being honest about myself…I’m not perfect and I’m owning up to it. I’ve done terrible things. But in spite of that, there are wonderful things that have been done for me. The song is a tribute to that.

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