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Texas/Red Dirt music fans have been loving them some Beaver, Ryan Beaver....long before he was a CMT "Discovery" artist, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy his growing popularity outside of our state lines.

So don't even go there.

Today, CMT premiered the video for Ryan's first sing “Dark" from his soon to be released album, Rx. Here is what he has to say about the song:

“Writing ‘Dark’ really shook me, and really woke me up,” he says. “I think I needed to hear those words more than anybody, and I realized that if I felt that way, maybe others would. I got super excited, and I thought, ‘OK, I think I’m onto something here, this is a path that I want to take.’
“Singing ‘I ain’t afraid of the dark’ is as simple as it gets, and anybody can understand what it means. That’s me trying to be an adult and trying to figure out how to deal with the real world. It’s really simple, but getting yourself to the point where you’re able to express things that simply is a challenge, and it something I aspire to. That’s what Hank Williams did, and it’s what Tom Petty does: express these complicated emotions in everyday language that everyone can understand. That’s my goal.”