25 News Now Sunrise hosts country music artist Ryan Sims, the first in-studio concert in over 5 years

Country music artist Ryan Sims was joined by guitarist Joe Peasall and friends for a 25 News Now Sunrise live-in-studio concert.

VICTORIA, Texas – Country music artist Ryan Sims stopped by the Crossroads for a live-in-studio concert. The last live concert on 25 News Now Sunrise was more than five years ago. When a global pandemic hit, things like live performances fell by the wayside, years later the live music is back.

Sims and guitarist Joe Peasall were in the 25 News Now studio for a concert in which they performed three songs for the Sunrise show.

There wasn’t just country music stars in the building, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Murphy Media, the parent company of the Victoria Television Group, Elizabeth Murphy Burns, was in the studio. It was a station visit to remind those who work here, she’s always a phone call away.

Sims performed multiple songs to wake up 25 News Now Sunrise viewers as well as more somber songs.

Sim’s latest single ‘Songs About Us’ got those feet tapping and hearts racing.

Along with his music management team and Liz Burns they were able to tour the Victoria Television Group, meeting and talking with employees face to face again, something COVID-19 did not allow for the past two years.

25 News Now was able to sit down with Sims and ask how the past couple of years as an artist were difficult, with very few, if any, live performance opportunities.

“You know, musicians just took a huge hit, well I mean and understandably, there was nowhere to play, people can’t gather, that kinda defeats the point of music, from a live standpoint. But it seems to be that everybody kinda figured it out now. People are touring again,” says Sims.

He also mentioned what he found to be his key to happiness, oftentimes pulling him out of low points in life.

“Woo man I’m feelin’ weird often these days but you know, keep like one or two close friends, you don’t need a bunch, and make sure they’re people you can talk to about important things and that you don’t have to feel like you need to shy away from the heavy stuff with, but for me, it’s my guitar as well. I’ve got a guitar in my hand most of the time,” says Sims.

Before hopping a plane to head to their next performance sims and his group were sent off with a care package with unique goods that can only be found in Victoria, from Mumford’s BBQ sauce to a Crossroads Today coffee mug.

Sims says next time he’s in Victoria he’ll be sure to let us know, and until then you can find him on music streaming services, just search Ryan Sims and click here to visit his website.

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