You Are – Randy Ryder

Some say there is no such thing as perfect timing, but if you were to ask Randy Ryder, I would say he’d disagree. After deciding not to pursue music in order to be a single dad, it was his now-grown kids who encouraged him to get back into the studio a few years ago. When he released his first single, “You Are,” his proud daughter Krystyn used the ever-popular social media platform, TikTok, to share

Love Language – Ashley McKinley

Her lyrics and stunning voice caught our attention, but her heart and drive are why we stayed hooked. Ashley McKinley is a 25-year-old singer/songwriter from Howell, New Jersey who is breaking into the Nashville music scene. She is a senior at Belmont University and is pursuing a degree in songwriting and minoring in music business. Interestingly enough, she first caught the songwriting bug when listening to an Avril Lavigne song at a young age and

God & Your Mother – Luke Hilgenhold

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We are so excited to finally be back with the Belmont Sessions! To kick off 2021, we have twenty-three-year-old singer/songwriter Luke Hilgenhold, sharing his original song titled “God & Your Mother,” featuring his co-writer, Jon Sims, on the keys. Hilgenhold grew up in Tell City, Indiana where he developed a love for classic country music and artists such as Merle Haggard, George Jones, and Garth Brooks. It is clear to see their influence, especially Brooks’, as