Brandon Rhyder’s Every Night Lands on Billboard’s Chart

Brandon Rhyder Lands on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart with Every Night

NASHVILLE, TN – August 27, 2008 – Ten years and five albums into his career, Brandon Rhyder has made his Billboard Top Country Albums chart debut with last week’s release, Every Night.  Completely self-financed and released independently on his own Reserve Records, the album debuted at #53 on the Top Country Albums chart and at #50 on Billboard’s Top New Artist Albums chart.  First-week sales for Every Night showed an increase of 100% over Rhyder’s prior release, Live, which has gone on to sell 10,000 copies and was the #1 seller for the College Station, TX Hastings for four weeks straight upon its August 2007 release.  Every Night’s lead single, “This Ain’t It,” jumped from #22 to #16 on this week’s Texas Music Chart, and the accompanying video was shot recently at Gilley’s Dallas and will be released soon.

“For seven years we’ve pounded the pavement for 200 plus shows a year,” Rhyder states.  “It’s an amazing honor for us and our fans to see the growth of this grassroots effort independently reach Billboard success.”

The album has been well-received by fans and critics alike.  The San Antonio Express-News says, “With Every Night, Rhyder builds on his reputation as a songwriter on the rise. Expectations run high in the wake of such Texas hits as ‘Conviction’ and ‘Freeze Frame Time,’ and this album promises more, starting with the first single, ‘This Ain’t It,’ a dramatic and passionate song about a guy trying to patch up a relationship.”

Praising Rhyder’s vocal skill and talent for lyrics, Roughstock.com states, “Blessed with a soaring vocal that has an operatic timbre to it, Austin, Texas’ Brandon Rhyder has come a long way in just a short amount of time… ‘Have I Waited Too Long’ starts off the record and immediately showcases that vocal along with the other thing that sets Rhyder apart: the lyric writing. The song is a self-written, slow-building piece of ear candy that only sounds better with each successive listen. In fact, that’s a general feeling I get about the whole album.”

Echoing this affirmation of Rhyder’s songwriting talent, Galleywinter.com  states, “This album is pure country infused with what listeners have come to expect from Brandon Rhyder. This collection of songs conveys a fresh sound and perhaps a new direction for the songwriter….This album weaves its way through regret, friends, family, infidelity, longing, leaving, staying, and happiness. And what a journey it is. I wouldn’t be surprised if one day we turn on the radio to more than one of these tracks – and maybe even sung by one of today’s top country artists.”

The9513.com points out the superior production quality on Every Night: “With Radney Foster at the helm, Every Night is decidely more polished than Rhyder’s previous efforts…“Have I Waited Too Long” is one of the first songs that Rhyder ever wrote and has appeared on a couple of his previous albums, but the latest reincarnation showcases Rhyder’s unique timbre and serves as a preview to the evolution of his sound.”

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