“It’s the little tune that might,” Ryan Griffin says in the beginning of The Lakeside Session efficiency of his monitor, “Salt, Lime & Tequila.” The tune reached No. 1 on SiriusXM’s The Highways Scorching 30 Countdown and is closing in on 10 million streams on Spotify alone (14 million+ whole throughout the board.) That accomplishment isn’t misplaced on Ryan, who says that this tune is what “put me on the map…It blew up on social media. It’s been so unbelievably cool to look at it join with folks.”
“I’m so, so grateful – as a Florida boy, I’ve obtained salt water in my veins – that that is my first tune that has actually taken off and linked with folks. So, thanks a lot for loving this tune [and] for altering my life with this tune.” From there, Ryan and his band play a stripped-down rendition of “Salt, Lime & Tequila” whereas sitting by the serene waters. It’s arguably an ideal snapshot of the summer time vibe, one that ought to preserve followers chillin’ all the way in which till October.
“It solely felt proper to carry out ‘Salt, Lime & Tequila’ as a part of an acoustic Lakeside Session,” Ryan tells HollywoodLife. “On the water and carefree – that’s what this tune is all about, and I believe that’s why it resonated so strongly with folks to start out with.”
Together with salt water, there’s a deep love of nation music in Ryan’s blood. Whereas spending his early years working alongside his household on the sod fields, Ryan rapidly developed a love of the music he’d hear from the household automotive’s radio. After his father took him to an area nation pageant, Ryan noticed stars like Alan Jackson and Kenny Chesney, and all of a sudden, Griffin knew he needed to spend his life on the stage like his heroes.
The devoted work ethic that Ryan developed on the farm helped him get a leg up early in his profession. As a teen, he honed his abilities on a stage earlier than enrolling in Belmont College to additional develop his musical skills. He received the college’s nation music showcase, performed Better of the Greatest, and put his Music Enterprise diploma to work with an internship at Damaged Bow. Nevertheless, creatively, the early goings-on was tough, with Ryan struggling together with his first label and publishing deal.
When 2017 rolled round, he confronted a choice – stick with music, or give it up. With the encouragement of his spouse, Ryan dropped his EP, Sake of the Summer season, which contained “Woulda Left Me Too.” The tune blew up (16+ million streams on Spotify). Its success was quickly repeated when “Dibs,” the Kelsea Ballerini tune he co-wrote, hit No. 1. Along with his 2022 follow-up, Gradual Down Dawn, Ryan constructed upon that momentum – because of somewhat little bit of “Salt, Lime and Tequila” and an internet following that features 775k+ followers (and 4.3 million likes) on TikTok. Cheers to that.