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Hot off his recent Bridgestone Arena performance and Spring Training National Anthem tour, Bryan Ruby once again opens up to fans, sharing a genuine look into his broken heart. 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 10, 2024) – John Lennon International Songwriting Contest Finalist Bryan Ruby captivates hearts with his latest release, a soul-stirring stripped-down acoustic single titled “If You Would Have Told Me.” Listeners will be swept away by the raw emotion and authentic songwriting of Ruby’s latest release, available on all digital platforms today, May 10. With this track, fans are offered a front-row seat to the heart of one of Nashville’s brightest up-and-coming talents.


This song follows Ruby’s Valentine’s Day single, “Goes Without Saying,” which Bryan recorded after coming home to find his partner had left him. Shocked, confused, and now left to fend for himself, the story of “If You Would Have Told Me” finds Ruby broken down and lost inside of a strip-mall Mexican restaurant, drunk on a Tuesday afternoon. The single revels in the universal human experiences of pain and heartbreak, and how to move forward when the worst has passed.


Stream “If You Would Have Told Me” here:


In this emotionally charged ballad, Nashville’s Bryan Ruby bares his soul, taking listeners on a journey through the depths of a failed relationship. The pained grit of his vocals, combined with the haunting simplicity of the acoustic arrangement, creates an intimate atmosphere. “I think the lyrics speak for themselves. All I can say is, this was written from real life experience,” said Ruby.


“It’s not often you get to write a song that is both gut-wrenching and an expression of love,” added Ruby’s friend and co-writer Daniel Leathersich (2023 American Songwriter Autumn Leaves Contest winner).

Photograph Credit Chrissy Nix

Ruby cries out with the heartbreaking chorus:


“You could have said you were unhappy,

you could have said you needed more.

Instead of looking right past me,

laying down that key

and walking out the door.

You could have showed me some emotion,

said you were sad or angry or lonely.

I’d give everything to fix whatever was broken.

If you would have told me.”


“The level of vulnerability in this song (and the rest of Bryan’s upcoming EP) is something I haven’t seen from a lot of the men in country music,” said longtime music executive Tara Gore. “I think there’s a real strength in that.”


Bryan’s 2023 debut EP, “Diamonds Are Forever,” chronicled the stories of resilience over five years playing minor league professional baseball. The EP was named a “Recent Release You Don’t Want To Miss” by the Nashville Scene, where writer Rachel Cholst declared, “Bryan Ruby has a honey-bourbon voice that was destined for country music… Ruby’s astute songwriting and his inviting voice makes bold change and independence sound like plain common sense.” 


Riding on the back of this incredible review and more by the Nash NewsMusicRow MagazineWide Open Country and more, Ruby is set to release his highly anticipated EP “Found and Lost” later this year.


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About Bryan Ruby

Bryan Ruby is a rising country music artist based in Nashville, Tennessee. As a songwriter, Bryan has over 30 cuts with songs he penned appearing on the Texas Country Top 50 chart and the iTunes Country Top 25 (#16), and songs he has written have been featured on both Huffington Post and People Magazine. Bryan won Season 7 of the talent-search competition Nashville Rising Song and released his debut single, “Left Field” in June 2022. The song was featured on The TODAY Show and added to rotation on SiriusXM’s Country Pride and the Academy of Country Music’s Ultimate Pride Playlist.

With rich vocals and authentic storytelling on follow-up singles “Two For The Road” (Aug. ‘22), “The Standouts” (Oct. ‘22), “Christmas With You” (Nov. ‘22), “Baseball Country” (March ‘23), and “The Standouts (Heroes Version)” feat. Ty Herndon (June ‘23), “It’s A Wonderful Life” (Nov. ’23), and debut EP “Diamonds Are Forever” (Oct. ’23), “Bryan’s introspective and relatable storytelling,” (The Nash News) “expressive baritone,” (MusicRow Magazine) and “a honey-bourbon voice that was destined for country music,” (The Nashville Scene) gives him a unique calling card in the up-and-coming Nashville country scene.

Bryan made history in September 2021 when he became the only active professional baseball player to come out as gay at the time. The inspirational story was featured in USA Today as well as 100+ media outlets around the world including CBS, Yahoo, Bleacher Report and Teen Vogue. He then founded Proud To Be In Baseball, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating, educating, and creating opportunities for the next generation of LGBTQ baseball players. Ruby’s nonprofit work has earned him a spot on Out Magazine’s prestigious Out 100 list and the Rising Star award from the Foundation For Love & Acceptance in Nashville.