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Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts

Notable Festivals, Event, Venues and Accolades:


  • Fan Favorite Americana/Country Song of the Year 2021 - Colorado Playlist

  • Female Vocalist of the Year, 2021 - Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame

  • Band of the Year, 2019 - Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame

  • Entertainer of the Year, 2018 - Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame

  • Nominated “Outlaw Group, 2018”
    – Ameripolitan Music Awards

  • Songwriter of the Year, 2017 - Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards

  • Winner "Best Country Band, 2017" - Westword Music Showcase Awards

  • Winner “Best Country Band, 2015″ – Westword Music Showcase Awards

  • Winner “Best Country Band, 2014″ – Rocky Mountain Battle of the Bands

  • Winner “Best Country Song, 2014″ – Colorado Music Association

  • Best Country Band 2015 - Westword Music Showcase Awards

  • Colorado State Fair

  • Capital Hill Peoples Fair

  • A Taste of Colorado

  • Fruita Fat Tire Festival

  • Lodo Summer Concert Series

  • Colorado Rapids Concert Series

  • Colorado Rockies Coors Field Concert Series

  • Winter Park Summer Concert Series

  • Bluebird Theater

  • Denver Post’s Underground Music Showcase

  • Ogden Theatre

  • Missoula Downtown Tonight Concert Series

  • Fort Collins Realities Ride

  • Higher Ground Music Festival

Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts are a 4-piece touring band that shares male and female leads in a mix of old school country and rock n roll. Call it western outlaw, modern outlaw country, or just plain outlaw.

The band brings forth new energy to music fans who love the heroes and outlaws of old. Influenced by the songs and personalities of legends like Waylon and Willie, they drive their sound with blazing guitars and a rock n roll attitude.  The band pays respect to classic styles, but anyone can tell from their overdriven sound that they’re far from traditionalists. Recommended for lovers of both classic country and 70’s rock n roll.

Recent highlights include direct support for Dwight Yoakam, Shooter Jennings, Blackberry Smoke, Justin Moore, The Bellamy Brothers, Asleep At The Wheel, Reckless Kelly, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Billy Bob Thornton, Jason Boland & The Stragglers, The Marshall Tucker Band, Shakey Graves, The Steel Woods, Cody Canada & The Departed, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Sunny Sweeney, Shane Smith & The Saints, The Kentucky Headhunters, Big Kenny, Love and Theft and more.  

"Ryan’s great signature guitar playing and his hard rocking vocals are great….It’ll bring a tear to your eye as only a true country song can!"

“Ryan Chrys and his band embrace the attitude of outlaw country to produce an outstanding example of this fading genre. Western Abyss is an entertaining and unexpected winner.”
– Country Music People (

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