Billboard Plea To Taylor Swift Stirs Buzz In Music City
November 13, 2008 at 4:19 PM (PT)
Up and coming Country-Pop singer/songwriter RYAN LAIRD has caused a bit of a buzz around NASHVILLE lately, as people have taken notice of a billboard near MUSIC ROW of him asking BIG MACHINE star TAYLOR SWIFT to produce his next album.
LAIRD has been getting online attention from some of TAYLOR's fans by singing covers of her songs and posting them on sites like YOUTUBE and MYSPACE. He brought up the idea to his manager, BRANDON RIESTER, and now a larger-than-life photo of RYAN and a short note to TAYLOR is hovering near MUSIC ROW.
RIESTER said: "When RYAN came to me with this idea, I thought it was brilliant and way outside the lines for NASHVILLE. It is the kind of outside the paradigm thinking our industry needs to start selling units. Unique stories of success are what makes the music industry so magical."
RYAN added: "I love her music and I heard her talk on the radio about how she writes and hears all the instruments and parts in the song before it’s produced. I thought, wow, this could be a great collaboration, so I made this billboard because I wanted to come up with a unique way to reach out to TAYLOR. It's cool because her album is called Fearless and this was a pretty bold move.”
PS: The guy firing the spit ball at RYAN LAIRD on the billboard asking TAYLOR to produce his album is none other than WRVW (1075 THE RIVERr)/NASHVILLE Gossip Dude/morning co-host INTERN ADAM.