Loren Ryan

Loren became the 43rd winner of Australia’s most prestigious and longest running search for a country music star, following her performance at the Toyota Star Maker final at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in January 2023.

The Tamworth based artist and proud Gamilaraay Woman follows in the footsteps of country music stars Keith Urban, Lee Kernaghan and Kaylee Bell.

She recently toured with URTHBOY and is making a profound effect on the industry by combining her love of music and her traditional language, writing original songs and translating well-known Australian songs into her native tongue.

Her single Bounce Back, released late 2022, a country-pop banger about overcoming losses, rebounding and gaining more strength, has been a favourite on country radio and streaming platforms.

Her version of Flame Trees, recorded with the blessing of Cold Chisel, has over 250k streams. She’s received miles of support for the release of her EP Little Darlin’ with the title track receiving high rotation on ABC Country. The EP houses some of Loren’s best vocals and songwriting capturing her country foundation and roots/blues influences.

In 2020, Loren released her single Yilalu which premiered live on ABC News Breakfast and ABC’s New Year’s Eve Live TV Special 2020. Flexing her diversity and musical talents Loren’s home-grown nature landed her a spot on the Indigenous Lullabies Project alongside Emily Wurramurra and Emma Donovan, releasing a children’s album Songs for Charlie through ABC Music in February 2022.

Loren’s highlights reflect times like sharing the stage with Troy Cassar-Daley, performing a duet on the main stage at the 2017 Gympie Music Muster with Jessica Mauboy and harmonising with Kelly Rowland on The Voice AU