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“Winner “Entertainer of the Year, 2016””

Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame

“Winner "Best Country Band, 2015"”

Westword Music Showcase Awards

“Winner - Best Country Band, 2014”

Rocky Mountain Battle of the Bands

“Winner "Best Country Song, 2014"”

Colorado Music Association

“Ryan Chrys on guitars and vocals is a standout.”

Colorado Music Buzz Magazine

“Ryan Chrys' career as a Colorado musician has mostly been in the background of bands, until the guitar solo. He is a guitarist's guitarist, a country rock ax man. ...he's branched out on his own with A Lick and a Promise, an impressive album of country rock songs..”

The Denver Post

“Chrys's deep vocal delivery recalls Shooter Jennings. Taking cues from outlaw-country pioneers like Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard, Chrys and company lay down a collection of fueled-up twangy numbers alongside some heartfelt ballads.”

Westword Magazine (Denver's division of Village Voice)

“Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts put on one of the day's best performances on the Strainwise stage.”

Colorado Music Buzz, Higher Ground Music Festival 2013

“The album is good, and I'm sure it'd be even better coming out of the stereo in a old rusty pick-up.”

Marquee Magazine, Boulder, CO

“Ryan's great signature guitar playing and his hard rocking vocals are great....It'll bring a tear to your eye as only a true country song can!”