Byrne Journal / Ryan’s Diary – Sunday Edition: June 28, 2020

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New Recording from Ryan Byrne

Cover art for "Belle of Music City" song by Ryan Byrne depicting cartoon drawing of pretty girl in a sundress sitting on a swing holding a small dog in one hand and her fancy hat in the other. Image licensed from Adobe Stock.

I am pleased to announce that I have just finished a shiny new demo of a song I wrote about 15 years ago when I first moved to Nashville entitled “Belle of Music City”. It is a knee-slapper that I’m filing under the categories of Americana, Appalachian Folk, and Neo-Celtic. It is available now for streaming or free download on my SoundCloud page. A few years back I had previously uploaded a very stripped down vocal-guitar-bass 4-track demo of the same song that I recorded with Tim Hazelton circa 2012, but this new recording (version 2.0) is much more complete. Please check it out and let me know what you think! 🙂

Construction Underway at New Music School

All of us at Knoxville Academy of Music are so excited! As you read this, construction is underway at our new location. We got the required approvals from the town and all that jazz so we are building out the interior to fit our purposes. It looks like we’ll be in sooner rather than later! The address for our new location is 165 West End Avenue in Farragut at the West End Center.

251 Group / Music Ed Media

Our portfolio of premium dotcom music lessons domains continues to grow at Music Ed Media. We have just recently acquired to add to our nearly 200 other such domains. I am building them out slowly but surely and turning them into lead generation websites. If you are one of my music educator colleagues teaching private music lessons in large American markets (New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, Memphis, Detroit, Denver, etc.), I may have a domain that I can put to work for you. I personally have a few such domains working for me here in Knoxville (,, and even one working for Knoxville Academy of Music ( You can check out our domain inventory at

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