Since his start, Ryan Bexley's musical talents have taken him to new heights. Gracing the stage as the opening act for artists including Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Stoney Larue, Joe Nichols just to name a few, Bexley has been able to catch the attention of crowds yet again. 2016 has proved to be a successful year for Bexley sharing the stage and opening shows coast to coast for acts such as Old Dominion, Chase Rice, Keith Urban, Joe Nichols, Jake Owen, Michael Ray and more!
"It's been a whirl-wind," states Bexley. "Arizona gave me such a great foundation of who I was as a musician, and now Nashville allows me to really explore my creative side. I love singing here and I love the writing aspect too. The talent here is enough to intimidate you, but I'm confident I'm in the right place doing what I'm supposed to be doing."
He still frequents Arizona a few times a year and comes back to play at the places that gave him his start: The Rusty Spur, Whiskey Row, Rockbar. His happiness comes from performing for the people. "Seeing people dance to my songs and sing along is one of the greatest feelings in the world. If you can hold up the mic and have the audience sing your lyrics to you, that's like the game winning touchdown."
Head on over to iTunes, Pandora, and Spotify and listen to fan favorites like 'Seger on the Radio', 'Good Lovin', and 'Green Eyed Carolina Girl'.
If you've ever wondered what’s in a name, look no further than the meaning behind country singer, Ryan Bexley. Since the age of five, Ryan Skorupka caught the attention of crowds for his unquestionable talents on the football fields of New Jersey. Winning countless awards throughout elementary and high school, his impressive skill set ultimately landed him a spot as a Sun Devil for Arizona State University under the leadership of Coach Dennis Erickson.
In February of 2008, while playing for ASU, tragedy struck number 39 when his beloved older sister was killed in a freak snow mobile accident. Rebecca Leigh or “Becks” was only 22 years old.
With the help and support from so many friends and family, Skorupka continued playing football, all while dedicating everything he did on and off the field to his late sister. In 2010, while his football career was nearing its last season, another quiet talent was very much coming alive. As effortless as throwing and catching a football, singing and playing guitar was the same. Self taught, music had always been his other passion. Crowds at the local western bars quickly took a liking to the raspy, raw, Bruce Springsteen type sound they heard from the long haired athlete, and before long people were asking when the record was being released.
It took all of a few months for Ryan to realize he was really onto something with music and that playing division one football wasn't the only avenue in which people were rooting for him to go all the way. With this realization came the fact that because the 'Skorupka' name was always going to be unique in its own way, he wanted to really separate himself as a musician. This was a new path, a new chapter, a new way of life, and in this new chapter he knew he wanted to make Rebecca proud. Becks was his cheerleader, his supporter, his all-around good luck charm. If his music name was going to be different and seen on album covers someday, he wanted her to be part of it all. And so, in honor of his sister Rebecca "Becks" Leigh, the name Ryan Bexley was born.