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Lit In The Sticks

by Ryan Langdon

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1.
Buck Wild 03:04
V1 We been workin that 9-5, 365, no play So we hittin it hard tonight, all dollar signs, big game Cruisin Main Street like it’s Vegas Flashin all this cash we’re shameless Ain’t a cloud in the sky but we’re makin it rain cause we just got paid Chorus Goin’ bu¢k wiiiiiild Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ Country style Buyin everyone a round that’s how it’s goin down Buck wild Throwin’ throwin throwin’ dolla dolla bills like it’s Beverly Hills in this dive bar Small town superstars going buck wild V2 We got those hundos burning holes in our pockets Somebody call NASA cuz dis night’s goin off like a rocket We emptied out the atm so come on down and bring your friends We’re only drinkin from the top shelf So treat yo’self Bridge B-U-C-K Like it’s payday B-U-C-K Like it’s payday
2.
Crossfaded 03:02
V1 Sometimes I wanna light up Sometimes I wanna get down Sometimes I wanna stop this world from spinning around Some days I wanna get drunk Some days I wanna get haaa Some days I just want both at the same time Alright… Chorus Get little crossfaded Mix it up, roll it up Get a little crossfaded Drink it up, smoke it up Yeah it’s the kinda buzz that’ll last all night It’s as much in your body as it is in your mind Crossfaded Fill your cup, light it up V2 It’s like the dirt on my boots It’s like the birds and the bees Some things just gooo togethersoooo naturally Like a sip and a puff Keep it nice and even God gave me two hands for a reason What a feeling... Chorus Get little crossfaded Mix it up, roll it up Get a little crossfaded Fill your cup, light it up Yeah it’s the kinda buzz that’ll last all night It’s as much in your body as it is in your mind Crossfaded Drink it up, smoke it up Bridge It’s the kinda buzz that don’t run dry It’s a guaranteed good time CHORUS OUTRO Mix it, roll it Drink it, smoke it
3.
Verse 1 When it’s Saturday night And ya don’t feel right And you’re done with city lights I know a place, I know a place Where no one’s around we crank it real loud If you’re sick of downtown I know a place, I know a place PRE Ain’t no road, just red dirt No dress code, just t-shirts And tomorrow you ain’t makin it to church Chorus Light it up Burn it down Kickin up dust Cause we ain’t too proud We know how to have GOOD TIME Yeah we’re gonna go ALL NIGHT Long Goin hard the moonshines strong Under the stars It’s that back road homegrown banjo kinda fix Gettin lit in the sticks Verse 2 Way past the county line No neon signs You can smoke whatcha like I know a place, I know a place PRE Can’t check your phone, cuz it don’t work But there's a keg to quench your thirst And tomorrah that hangover’s gonna hurt
4.
The Dirt 02:54
V1 Some people gotta suit up But everyday we boot up Yeah folks like us, be kickin up dust, got mud runnin’ through us Some people say why me But we say try me Yeah we go hard, punchin’ them cards, get a little grimy CHORUS Gonna hit the ground runnin’ Going straight to the top Can’t knock us down from it Cuz we ain’t gonna stop hell naw (O--h) We were born for the struggle (O--h) Gettin’ ready to rumble (O--h) Ain’t afraid of a little work Bring it on, bring it on Yeah bring on the dirt V2 some days we’re grindin’ But we still fightin’ We get ‘er done, just like the sun we keep on risin’ It’s in our bones Yeah you should know Bridge Tough times don’t last Tough people do Chorus
5.
Best Night 03:23
I was up on stage St. Paddy’s day and man that place was going off But in that crowded room All I saw was you And I knew then that I was gone I had to know your name and everything about you And when you smiled back at me girl that’s when I knew CHORUS You were the best night of my life You lit me up like a neon sign You were heaven sent and I was hell bent on making you mine You were the best night of my life You were the best night You were the best night of my life Still can’t believe That we talked till 3 Shouting over everyone Sure we had some beer But looking back it’s clear It was you giving me a buzz REPEAT CHORUS BRIDGE Now I know your name and everything about you And I thank my lucky stars I ever found you… On the best night of my life CHORUS YOU WERE THE BEST NIGHT YOU WERE THE BEST NIGHT You were heaven sent and I was hell bent on making you mine You were the best night of my life You were the best night You were the best night of my life
6.
Feelin' That 02:46
V1 I'm feelin that good buzz in a cup I’m feelin that boom , let's turn it up I'm feelin dust kicking off my boots I'm feelin that country in my roots Now Here We Here We Go Here We Go About to throw it down homegrown Chorus Gimme a backroad Gimme a slow roll Small town and i’m down I’m feelin’ that Gimme a friday night Thats cold beer certified Neon, it’s on I’m feelin’ that V2 I need some George keeping me straight I need some Hank that I can crank She got wantin those whiskey lips The way those blue jeans ride them hips Bridge Tonight we gonna to touch it down light up this stomping ground

about

A debut comes with pressure to succeed. Ontario-based country singer-songwriter Ryan Langdon doesn’t sweat it too much, though. With his debut EP, Lit in the Sticks, he exudes a confident mix of earworm hooks, small-town trouble-making, and feel-good songwriting that positions him as one of country music’s most promising newcomers. He lands somewhere between Chris Young’s bellowing bass and Jason Aldean-sized showmanship, but he always stamps his songs with his own swagger and style, too.

“It’s a guaranteed good time,” he promises with essential cut “Crossfaded,” a nod to drinking and smoking in tandem, Willie Nelson style. “Mix it / Roll it / Drink it / Smoke it,” he urges the listener to be present and take each moment by the horns - in whatever way that manifests. Elsewhere, songs like “The Dirt,” a guitar-laden shuffle, and the smolderin’ “Feelin’ That” permit Langdon to fuse a brawny vocal tone with a fresh contemporary flavor.

Langdon is firmly radio-friendly, but he plants his songwriting in authentic celebrations of real life. “When you smiled back at me, girl / That’s when I knew / You were the best night of my life,” he reminisces on “Best Night,” a sweet, romantic mid-tempo dedicated to his girlfriend and the first night they met. “Still can’t believe / That we talked to three / Shouting over everyone / Sure, we had some beer / But looking back, it’s clear / It was you giving me a buzz.”

Langdon’s Lit in the Sticks EP - produced by Karen Kosowski (Brett Kissel, Melanie Dyer) - combs life’s beauty, charm, and light - a getaway of sorts from a dark, cold world. “Don’t take life too seriously,” he says. “This EP is all about having a good time. There’s a good rhythm to it, too, and it makes people want to dance.”

In early 2019, Langdon took several trips to Nashville, co-writing predominantly with Kosowski and Emma Lee (Kira Isabella, Tim Hicks), which resulted in a songwriting spree and a sturdy set of songs. “Songwriting is definitely not easy. You really learn that it is a job,” he says. “There’s a reason some of these people are the best of the best. It’s an amazing process when it’s all finalized and you write a good song. There’s no better feeling.”

With a booming lower register, and a great knack for melody, it’s hard to imagine Langdon as anything other than a country singer. Growing up in Niagara Falls, he took the lead from his athletic father, who played collegiate football for the University of Tennessee, and originally had ambitions to become a sports star.

Langdon dabbled with songwriting, picking up a guitar in high school and playing around at various coffee houses, but college took him to Buffalo, New York to play baseball. Music only seemed like a hobby, a backseat pleasure that hadn’t quite wrangled him in yet.

“People were shocked I could sing,” he remembers of a song called “I Remember,” one of his first original compositions. “Everybody in high school knew the lyrics. It wasn’t the best song in the world. I was always a melody writer. Melodies always come easy to me.”

Time would prove to be all that he needed. Langdon, whose entry points into music run the gamut, from Hank Williams Jr. to Prince and Guns ‘N Roses, blends a rough, country-rock sensibility with a keen eye for radio gum - the kind that’s addicting and lingering with you for days and days.

Langdon is currently riding a wave of early success. Last summer, he performed at the CMAO Awards (Country Music Association of Ontario Awards) and enjoyed a nomination for Rising Star. His song “Lit in the Sticks” is closing in on one and a half million streams, a perfect primer for a debut that explodes with arena-worthy energy and earthy intensity you won’t soon forget.

Langdon’s Lit in the Sticks EP keeps time with the current country landscape but allows a bit of grit to soak through. “I wanted to write something edgier that showed off my bottom end vocals,” he says, noting the synergy with his producer and co-writers. The newcomer is bound to turn a few heads, and his arsenal of must-hear tracks, including fire burner opener “Buck Wild,” is about to put him on the map for good.

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released June 19, 2020

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Ryan Langdon Niagara Falls, Ontario

With his debut EP, Lit in the Sticks, Ryan Langdon exudes a confident mix of earworm hooks, small-town trouble-making, and feel-good songwriting that positions him as one of country music’s most promising newcomers. He lands somewhere between Chris Young’s bellowing bass and Jason Aldean-sized showmanship, but he always stamps his songs with his own swagger and style, too. ... more

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