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Emmy award-winner Clay Westervelt is directing a new documentary following Bryan Ruby, a professional baseball player and country singer-songwriter who is at a crossroads.
Living true to himself means becoming professional baseball's only openly LGBTQ player – but with homophobia rampant, it could also cost him his career.
When coming face to face with harassment and polarizing ostracism, most would hedge their bets. But Ruby knows there is only one path for him – and while it's not smooth and it sure ain't easy – it will always be authentic.
More information on the film will be available later in 2023.
BRYAN RUBY is a rising country music artist and trailblazing professional baseball player based in Nashville, Tennessee. As a songwriter, Bryan has penned songs that have appeared 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. As an artist, 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, as well as the Academy of Country Music's Ultimate Pride Playlist.
With rich vocals and authentic storytelling on follow-up singles “Two For The Road” (August ‘22), “The Standouts (October ‘22), “Christmas With You” (November ‘22), “Baseball Country” (March ‘23), and “The Standouts (Heroes Version)” feat. Ty Herndon (June ‘23), “Bryan’s introspective and relatable storytelling‘ (The Nash News) and “expressive baritone” (Music Row Magazine) give him a unique calling card in the up-and-coming Nashville country scene.
2019—Won $5K Songwriter Prize
2020—Nashville Rising Song - Talent Search Competition Season 7 Winner
2021—Wrote iTunes Top 20 Country Song (Backwoods Bougie, Hayden Joseph)
2021—Wrote TX Country Radio Top 50 (Worst Best Way, Xavier Joseph)
2022—Debut single Left Field featured on SiriusXM Country Pride, Academy of Country Music Ultimate Pride Playlist, and The TODAY Show on NBC
2023—Documentary in production (*more details to be announced)
2023—Debut EP Diamonds Are Forever slated for release (*late 2023, date to be announced)
2020-23– Wrote 24 songs recorded by various artists