David Ryan Adams (born November 5, 1974) is a Grammy Award-nominated American alt-country/rock singer-songwriter from Jacksonville, North Carolina. Ryan joined the group Whiskeytown, after three albums Adams went solo, releasing Heartbreaker in 2000. A longtime resident of New York City, Adams is probably best known for his 2001 critically acclaimed release Gold. He has since released five more solo albums and three albums with backing band, The Cardinals. His most recent album, Cardinology, was released on October 28, 2008.
Adams has also produced albums by Jesse Malin and Willie Nelson and contributed to the albums of various artists, including: Toots & the Maytals, Beth Orton, Minnie Driver, Counting Crows, America and Cowboy Junkies. He also appeared on CMT Crossroads with friend Elton John in 2002.Content: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Adams