01) It's A Hard Road to Make Love Easy - Ryan Stinson
It's a Hard Road to Make Love Easy
AMERICANA YOUTH OF SOUTHERN APPALACHIA
Share America Foundation, Inc.
Release: May 16, 2019
It’s A Hard Road to Make Love Easy – Ryan Stinson (2:28)
Songwriters: Randall Franks, Alan Autry and Ryan Stinson
Publisher and PRO: Peach Picked Publishing/BMI
Ryan Stinson: Lead Vocal and Piano
Randall Franks: Fiddle and Harmony Vocals
Warren Carnes: Acoustic Guitar
Drew Sherrill: Acoustic Bass
Phillip Cross: Mandolin
Tim Witt: Steel Guitar
Matthew Nave: Trumpet
Colton Brown: Drums
Isaac Moore: Harmony Vocals
Ryan Stinson is a Share America Scholar and he graduated from Luther Rice University with a degree in Religion/Ministry and he lives in Ringgold. He has
played piano since the age of 10 and began singing about three years ago. His talents have allowed him to perform on WSM and theaters around the south including special appearances at the Texas Troubadour Theater in Nashville, the Tribute Theater, Country Tonite Theater, and Smoky Mountain Opry Theater in Pigeon Forge, Graceland in Memphis, festivals, concerts and churches.
"'Hard Road to Make Love Easy' is a country-style tune about a frustrated couple who just can't get along. The upbeat rhythm and melody create a fun way to tell the story." Ryan Stinson
"I was telling my friend Alan Autry, "Bubba Skinner" of "In the Heat of the Night," some relationship issues I was having with a girlfriend when he said "It's a Hard Road to Make Love Easy." That hook stuck and I later wrote the lyrics and basic tune. When I began working with Ryan Stinson for this project, I pulled the song out and we updated the music and created a classic country feel that matches his style." Randall Franks
The Share America Foundation, Inc., a 501-C-3 of Georgia, which fosters the arts and preserves the history of Appalachia while presenting the Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship annually to youth who continue traditional music styles of Appalachia. The organization hosts special events and creates projects that perpetuate the Appalachian experience.
It operates with a five-member volunteer board, and a task force of volunteers. The organization has assisted 28 college scholars thus far and numerous other youth in aspiring towards their musical goals through entertainer mentors, live performances, and creating opportunities for learning and success.
The music featured on this project is distributed to
radio stations thanks to a Round Up Grant from the North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation Foundation, the Kiwanis Club of Ringgold and the Wes and Shirley Smith Charitable Endowment.
Monies raised from the CD benefit the Share America Foundation, Inc. and its Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship. The project is distributed by Crimson Records.
Learn more or donate at www.ShareAmericaFoundation.org.