Ryan Adams was born on November 5, 1974, in North Carolina, USA. He is particularly famous for such hits as “New York, New York”, “Let it Ride”, and “So Alive”. He was nominated for several Grammies and won one Q Award.
David Ryan Adams made first steps toward his music career by joining the punk band Patty Dyke Syndrome, when he was still in high school. He was influenced by such groups as Dead Kennedys and Sonic Youth. However, Ryan soon made a decision to turn to country and folk style, which suited his desire to express his feelings.
In 1994, Adams formed a band called Whiskeytown. The lineup included Caitlin Cary, Phil Wandscher, Eric "Skillet" Gilmore, and Steve Grothman. The band released just two albums Faithless Street and Strangers Almanac and disbanded. The reason was various arguments between the band members, excessive drug and alcohol use, and lack of success they hoped for. However, the image Ryan created when working with Whiskeytown served a great purpose. He became popular and the disbanding of the group didn’t affect his career.