With his 2014 album, Bad Reputation, and it’s three No. 1 singles, Mike Ryan has launched himself into the Texas Music mainstream.

“New Hometown” is the first track off Ryan’s forthcoming album, co-written by Ryan, Chris DuBois and Brent Anderson, the song offers a fresh look at an unbearable breakup; the song will likely become the Fort Worth native's fourth No. 1 come 2017.

“Well, that’s a song I wrote with Brent Anderson and Chris DuBois and basically, we’re just wanting to tell a story about this guy who’s just struggling post-breakup. See the thing is, breakups aren’t ever easy, but when you live in a small town, all those places you went before and every time you go to them again, you can’t help but think what it was like when she was there. You can’t just go hang out at a new place or with new people, ‘cause it’s the same old town with the same old places, same old people. So you just gotta find a new hometown altogether in a situation like that,” he explained about the track exclusively to Sounds Like Nashville.

This Friday (Dec. 23) Mike Ryan and the boys are back at Cowboy's in Tyler for the first time since summer of 2015, be sure to be there. Tickets available here.

Friday Dec. 23: Mike Ryan.
Saturday Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve): Aaron Watson w/ special guests Curtis Grimes, and Brian Chance Band.
Friday Jan. 20: Stoney LaRue
Friday Jan 27: Jon Wolfe