November 5, 1974 in Jacksonville
Lexington, NC, United States
US singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer & poet
Ryan Adams (born David Ryan Adams; November 5, 1974) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, poet and painter. He is best known for his prolific solo career, during which he has released fifteen albums, and as a former member of alternative country band Whiskeytown, with whom he recorded three studio albums. In 2000, Adams left Whiskeytown and released his debut solo album, Heartbreaker, to critical acclaim. The album was nominated for the Shortlist Music Prize. The following year, his profile increased with the release of the UK certified-gold Gold, which included the hit single, "New York, New York".