Tanya Ryan is a bright new face on the Canadian country music scene. Born in Saskatoon, but now residing in Okotoks, Alberta, Tanya is an accomplished singer, songwriter, and bass player. Over the past few years, both fans and the music industry alike are paying attention to Tanya.
She was showcased on CMT Canada's original series Big in a Small Town and has earned several titles locally, including the Calgary Stampede’s Nashville North Talent Contest, the Ponoka Stampede’s Talent competition in 2012, and in 2011 she was the winner in the Country 105 Rising Star contest.
With her contest days behind her, Tanya now embarks on a recording career with the release of her first single, “Somebody Like Me”.
A Few Things About Me...
One of my favourite things about summer is fresh garden peas which I love more than anything at all.
I’m on YouTube!
I LOVE Ray Charles.
I also love Zac Brown, Bruno Mars, Pam Tillis, The SteelDrivers, Jason McCoy, Dwight Yoakam, Wynonna, Alabama, CCR, the Eagles...
Sometimes, I karate chop the toilet paper off the roll - just to add a little excitement to my day.
Moving to Alberta was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
I can play the tuba.
Boys leaving the toilet seat up has never bothered me.
I love puns and pick up lines.
I’m very competitive and I enjoy hitting things – if this whole music thing doesn’t work out maybe I’ll be a boxer…
I like getting floss in my Christmas stocking
When I get nervous I talk... a lot
I only wear socks when absolutely necessary.
I think both of my parents are truly remarkable people.
I have lucky underwear and other superstitious quirks.
Phone tag makes me crazy.
I’m a perfectionist.
I don’t like the word ‘panties’
I could not live in a world that didn’t have chocolate.