Ryan Upchurch is an American popular social media influencer, country singer, and comedian, who has released albums by the names of Chicken Willie, Son of the South, and Heart of America.
He was born on May 24, 1991, in Cheetham County, Tennessee.
He didn’t finish high school. In his words:
”I messed around with it a little bit in high school, but I didn’t really take it seriously.”
Upchurch went on to say:
”It was that time when a lot of rappers were coming out and every kid wanted to be a rapper. Then I dropped it and I ended doing construction work and I did not finish high school.”
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He created ”Upchurch the Redneck” with his friend Shade Glover.
He began posting to his YouTube channel in 2014 with a series of videos called Upchurch Talks. Within several months, his channel had more than 100,000 subscribers.
Currently, his YouTube channel has more than 2.02 million subscribers and over 1 billion views.
His most popular video is titled – “Rollin Stoned” (Official Video). This video was published on December 15, 2016, and it has more than 61 million views.
His second most popular video is called – “Can I get a Outlaw” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO. The video has more than 49 million views, and it was published on October 23, 2015.
After he created his Upchurch the Redneck character, Upchurch began to put out his debut single titled – “Raise Hell and Eat Cornbread.”
In 2015. Ryan released an extended play called – ”Cheatham County.”
In 2016, Upchurch released a full-length album named – ”Heart of America.”
Both releases reached the top 30 of the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
In August 2016, he released his 2nd full-length album, titled – ”Chicken Willie.” The album reached No. 11 on the Rap Albums and No. 22 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums charts.
In 2017, he released an EP named – ”Summer Love.” This EP is country-oriented and has no elements of rap music. Later that year, Upchurch released a studio album named – ”Son of the South.”
On November 10, 2017, he released his 5th studio album, named – ”King of Dixie.” This album has 19 tracks.
On April 20, 2018, Ryan released his first rock album, called – ”Creeker.” This album is focused on rock, with several rap elements.
In August 2018, Upchurch released another album, titled – ”Supernatural.” It is a rap-focused album with a few country elements. ”Supernatural” peaked at No. 6 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums.
In December 2018, Ryan released an album named – ”River Rat.” This album peaked at No. 21.
On April 20, 2019, he released another album entitled – ”Creeker 2.”
In 2021, Ryan publishes four albums – Hideas: The Album, Upchurch Remixed, Mud to Gold, and Same Ol Same Ol.
On September 18, 2020, Ryan Upchurch married Taylor Eileen Smith.
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Ryan’s released albums include the following:
- Everlasting Country – Release date: April 20, 2020;
- Hooligan – Release date: November 25, 2019;
- Parachute – Release date: September 24, 2019;
- Creeker II – Release date: April 20, 2019;
- River Rat – Release date: December 21, 2018;
- Supernatural – Release date: August 19, 2018;
- The Oven (with Demun Jones) – Release date: June 29, 2018;
- Creeker – Release date: February 12, 2018;
- King of Dixie – Release date: November 10, 2017;
- Son of the South – Release date: May 5, 2017;
- Bad Mutha Fucka – Release date: December 15, 2016;
- Chicken Willie – Release date: August 12, 2016;
- Heart of America – Release date: January 15, 2016.
”I like creating something that people can look at and say – Wow that is amazing.”
”My bow tie look futuristic, snake skins when I talk the business. Got a couple of people at my household that’ll put a hole in y’all’s common senses.”
”Just thought I grabbed my Chocolate milk to take a drink of it… I wasn’t looking… it was Apple Juice… I think my brain just s### itself.”
”I like to branch out a lot. I am really into art. So, anything that has to do with art whether it is music, painting, drawing or building stuff out of wood I am really into.”
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He loves tattoos and he has several tattoos on his body, including his arms and hands.
He even wrote on his Twitter account:
”Cheap tattoos are not good, good tattoos are not cheap.”
Luke Combs is featured in his music video for the song “Outlaw.” Combs is a country songwriter and singer based in Nashville. In 2015, Luke released his first single, titled – “Hurricane,” and landed on the iTunes’ Top 10 Country Charts. Combs also covers country songs on his YouTube channel.
The music artist is passionate about ending bullying. Ryan is the head ambassador and spokesman for R.I.S.E. & Stand, a non-profit organization that is focused on ending all acts of cruelty.
Upchurch has a brother named Austen. His brother stars in the music video for his hit named – “Summer Love.”
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Ryan Upchurch – Net Worth
Upchurch earns most of his wealth from the music he creates. For instance, his first album – ”Heart of America” sold more than 1,300 copies in the first seven days of release.
His album – ”Son of the South” debuted at No. 29 with over 48,200 copies sold, whereas ”Summer Love” debuted at No. 33 in the Top Country Albums chart with more than 3,710 copies sold.
In 2016, he released an album titled – ”Chicken Willie,” which topped Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, selling more than 2,810 copies in its first week.
Ryan has a popular clothing line.
Ryan earns money from ads on his YouTube channel. So far, the channel has over 1.3 billion views. This means about $2.5 million in revenue, before taxes.
Therefore, musician Ryan Upchurch has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
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