Ryan Weaver is a high-energy, all American, rockin’ country music artist who proudly served as a Black Hawk Helicopter Aviator, Chief
Warrant Officer 3, in the United States Army. In 2017, Ryan was announced as the Patriotic Voice of the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) for their Celebrate America Campaign at the 2017 PBR World Finals at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2018 and 2019, Ryan
toured across the U.S. and internationally to Australia with the PBR with 4 additional dates scheduled in Australia for 2020 that were
canceled due to COVID.
2019 Performances/ Speaking Engagements
HP Communications Annual Convention //March 7, 2019, Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, CA
Wallace Wade Stadium DUKE/Army NCAA Football Halftime Show //August 31, 2018, Durham, NC
PBR World Finals (T-Mobile Arena)//November 10, 2018, Las Vegas, NV
Additional PBR Performances
PBR World Finals (T-Mobile Arena) // Nov 4, 2017, Las Vegas NV
Chesapeake Energy Arena //January 20, 2018, Oklahoma City, OK
Golden 1 Center //January 27, 2018,Sacramento, CA
Sprint Center //February 10, 2018 Kansas City, MO
Scottrade Center //February 17, 2018, St. Louis, MO
Dreamstyle Arena // March 17th, 2019, Albuquerque, NM
Gila River Casino Arena //March 24, 2018, Glendale, AZ
Denny Sanford PREMIER Center //April 7, 2018,Sioux Falls, SD
Tacoma Dome //April 14, 2018, Tacoma, WA
Rimrock Auto Arena //April 21, 2018, Billings, MT
Additional 2019 Highlights
Single ARRIVAL released in March
Single Time Like This released in July
Official brand partnerfor Lane Boots, launchedofficial Ryan Weaver by Lane Boots line in spring 2019
Official brand partner for Liberty Home Concealment, Launched Ryan Weaver “Heroes” Line by Liberty Home Concealment in August 2019.
Additional 2018 Highlights:
Released new EP Celebrate America along with a patriotic music video for the single, “Never Forgotten,”honoring America’s fallen military, law enforcement and first responders.
Appeared twice on The Huckabee Showon TBN on May 19, 2018 and August 18, 2018.
Performed for acclaimed showThe New Nashvilleat Wildhorse Saloon in June 2018
Performed at Country Thunder in Twin Lakes, WI on July 21, 2018
Official endorsing artist and brand partner for Nine Line Apparel
Previous Notable Performances:
PBR World Finals T-Mobile Arena // November 4, 2017 Las Vegas NV
Charlie Daniels Volunteer JamBridgestone Arena // 2015 and 2016 Nashville, Tennessee
2016 Volunteer Jam included performances by Kid Rock, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Travis Tritt, 3 Doors Down, Kellie Pickler, and Chris Young
Colorado Freedom Fest // Castle Rock, Colorado // 2015 and 2016
2016 Freedom Fest included performances by Jack Russell’s Great White, Warrant, and Dokken
Grand Ole Opry // Nashville, Tennessee // September 11, 2015
The Ryman Auditorium // Nashville, Tennessee // 2014 // Included performances by Charlie Daniels, Phil Vassar, Andy Griggs, Ty Herndon and Jamie O’Neal
CMA Music Festival // Nashville, Tennessee // Samsung Galaxy Stage // 2014
Artists Opened For:
Charlie Daniels – 2014, 2015 and 2016
Jack Russell’s Great White – 2016
Warrant – 2016
Dokken – 2016
Kellie Pickler – 2016
Phil Vassar – 2014
Ty Herndon – 2014
Jamie O’Neal – 2014
Jason Michael Carroll – 2007 and 2012
James Otto – 2012
Blake Shelton – 2008
Craig Morgan – 2008
Darryl Worley – 2006 and 2007
Jeffrey Steele – 2006 and 2007
Montgomery Gentry – 2007
Trace Adkins – 2007
George Jones – 2006
Tracy Lawrence – 2006
Jamey Johnson – 2006
Andy Griggs – 2006
National Anthem Performances:
MLB (Kansas City Royals)
AFL (Tampa Thunder)
Multiple NCAA sports, including West Point Football, Vanderbilt Soccer and Baseball
Ryan Weaver Biography
Ryan’s personal story is like no other artist in country music today. Growing up with a family of eleven in a small town in Floral City, Florida, he joined the Army right after high school. After several years of working as a Military Intelligence Analyst, Ryan followed in the footsteps of his two older brothers, Steve and Aaron, by attending Warrant Officer Candidate School and flight school. He graduated top of his class in flight school, becoming a Black Hawk Aviator. In April 2003, he deployed to Baghdad International Airport in Iraq. Shortly after, one of his brothers, Aaron, was deployed just west of him in Fallujah.
On January 8, 2004, Aaron was killed in action when the Medivac helicopter he was a passenger in was shot down by enemy fire. Ryan certainly understood mortality and the risks of combat… After all, Aaron had survived the bloody 1993 battle in Mogadishu, Somalia – the same battle that became the basis for the movie, Black Hawk Down. When Aaron died, however, something changed for Ryan. He returned from combat, taking a new position training the next generation of Army aviators and officers at Fort Rucker, Alabama and has not piloted a Black Hawk since that fateful day.
On December 17, 2013 Ryan’s brother-in-law, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy Billings, was killed in action in Afghanistan when the Black Hawk helicopter he was piloting was shot down by an enemy ground-detonated explosive device. This second heartbreaking loss made the Weaver family a two-time Gold Star family. Both of his brothers’ ultimate sacrifices continue to fuel Ryan’s fire to accomplish his dreams in music.
In late 2016, Ryan released the music video for his single “Burn,” featuring Kris “Tanto” Paranto and John “Tig” Tiegen from the movie 13 Hours: Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. “Burn” aired nationwide on The Country Network and Heartland, and internationally at over 5,000 retailers, restaurants, and entertainment venues throughout the end of 2016 and beginning of 2017. Ryan’s first music video “Crank It” played nationally on ZUUS Country TV and TNN/Heartland Network and spent 8 weeks on their Top 10 Video Countdown – a network record.
In 2017, Ryan was named the Patriotic Voice of the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) for their Celebrate AmericaCampaign. The World Finals is the biggest global stage in professional bull riding – a booming sport now seen in more than 400 million homes worldwide. The Celebrate AmericaCampaign is a season-long initiative that honors America’s heroes, inspires youth, and brings communities together. Weaver made his debut in the primetime performance slot, which was previously held by Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler in 2016. At that time, the PBR officially launched Ryan as a PBR artist and debuted his new EP entitled Celebrate America. Ryan worked closely with hit songwriter Wynn Varble on the Celebrate America EP, co-writing three of the four songs. He has toured the U.S. and internationally to Australia with the PBR in 2018 and 2019, performing his songs and singing the “National Anthem” at US events. He has several performances scheduled in Australia this year.
Ryan performed on the first single from the West Point Military Academy’s Benny Havens Band’s debut album Songs That Save Our Lives. The song was short-listed for GRAMMY Award consideration in the American Roots category. The album also featured Charlie Daniels.
Ryan released two singles in 2019 titled “ARRIVAL” and “Time Like This.” He is currently working on a human trafficking awareness short film and collateral music video for ARRIVAL, set to release in the fall of 2020. He is also conducting multiple motivational speaking engagements while promoting his partnerships with Nine Line Apparel, Lane Boots, Soledier Socks, Liberty Home Concealment and Forj’d America.