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Birmingham-based singer /songwriter Erica Ryleigh is best known for her country sound with a hint of indy-twang. Although this Alabama native tends to be more reserved off stage, her personality captures the hearts of everyone the second she steps into the spotlight.

 

At nine years old, Erica Ryleigh began begging her parents for her first guitar. She recalls playing air guitar in the backseat of her mom’s Tahoe to every song that came on the radio. Finally, that following Christmas, her parents gifted her with her first guitar — a purple Hannah Montana guitar with butterflies on it.

 

Shortly after receiving her first guitar, she began taking lessons in her church’s conservatory. “I think I always knew my heart was in country music,” said Erica Ryleigh, “because I would come into lessons and say ‘all right, I wanna learn ‘Rain is a Good Thing’ by Luke Bryan,’ and my mom would get onto me because, well, we were at church.”

 

Erica Ryleigh began writing songs about ten years after her initial love for music started, but that hasn’t stopped her from making her mark in the industry. She released her first single, “Settlin’,” in May of 2021, a country-rooted tune reminding those listening to never settle for less than they deserve in love.

 

Performing at songwriter’s rounds with artists like Alabama native Kat Hunter and Nashville artist Chancie Neal, and the 2021 Muscle Shoals Songwriter's Festival, Erica Ryleigh has shown she can hold her own as a new, upcoming artist.

 

In February 2022, Erica Ryleigh released her debut project, 'I've Been There,' which includes fan-favorite "This Far," a reimagined version of her first single, "Settlin'', and more.

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