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(WATCH) Jersey Rock Video of the Week: Nick Ryan “Hell is the Highway”

New Single Available Now! Nick Ryan is back with a killer new track!  "Hell is the Highway" is a gritty, rockin' track that feels a bit more western than what we have grown accustomed to from the Jersey Rock vet.  There may be a good reason for that.  A longtime fixture in Asbury Park and the greater NJ music scene, Nick Ryan recently made a big change.  He moved to the acclaimed music city of Nashville.  Speaking of the new chapter, he said: "I moved to Nashville in October and have been absolutely loving it.  It was a dream of mine since I was a kid, and I'm so grateful to finally have the opportunity to be here.  " When Ryan provided us with a quote for this article, he was out on tour with Country artist Meghan Patrick, performing as her guitar player.  He said: "I am looking forward to the rest of the year to come!" We're always happy to see a Jersey Rocker living out a dream.  We're also always stoked to turn up new material.  It's pretty clear Nick Ryan's latest single "Hell is the Highway" was somewhat inspired by his new life direction.  And while the song would fit in very well in Nashville, its the kind of banger that would play just as good on the Jersey Shore.  Speaking of the new song, he said: "I wrote 'Hell is the Highway' with Alex Bennet and Tom Briant after making the decision of leaving my comfort zone to chase a dream.  The writing and recording process was really organic, just a bunch of friends in a room making music in the moment just like our favorite Rock bands. " The video for the new single brings a complimentary visual to some already excellent audio.  Nick Ryan said of the video for "Hell is the Highway": "The video is actually us tracking the song live at Shorefire in Long Branch, with very minimal overdubs.  It was a cool full-circle moment as that was the place I learned how to cut records when I was a kid." Written about the journey to Nashville, and recorded in New Jersey, "Hell is the Highway" is a fitting bridge for Nick Ryan's past and future.  We look forward to seeing this new chapter unfold. Learn more at! Check out "Hell is the Highway"! [select-listicle listicle_id="974051" syndication_name="the-ultimate-list-of-hot-dog-joints-in-new-jersey-part-1" description="yes"]  

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