Freedom From Fear
Ryan Weaver - 12.01.21
Episode 5 • 1h 0m
This week Michael talks to Ryan Weaver. A true American Hero. Michael breaks down some of Ryan's heartfelt patriotic music. Ryan is a high-energy, all-American, rockin’ country music artist who proudly served as an active duty Black Hawk Aviator, Chief Warrant Officer 3, United States Army.
Ryan debuted on a world stage in November 2017 as the Patriotic Voice of the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) for their Celebrate America campaign. The World Finals is the biggest global stage in professional bull riding – a booming sport now seen in more than 400 million homes worldwide.
Ryan’s personal story is like no other artist in country music today. Ryan joined the Army right after high school. Ryan followed in the footsteps of both of his two older brothers, Steve and Aaron, by attending Warrant Officer Candidate School and flight school.
On January 8, 2004, Aaron, Ryan's older brother was killed in action when the Medivac helicopter he was a passenger in was shot down by enemy fire.
Exactly ten years later, Ryan’s brother-in-law, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy Billings, was killed in action in Afghanistan on December 17, 2013 when the Black Hawk helicopter he was piloting was shot down by an enemy ground-detonated explosive device.
This second heartbreaking loss made the Weaver family a two-time Gold Star family.
Ryan recorded the first single of the album “Songs That Save Our Lives” with the West Point Military Academy’s Benny Havens Band. The song was short-listed for a GRAMMY Award consideration. On the debut album from the West Point Military Academy band, he was named on the cover that states, “Featuring Charlie Daniels and Ryan Weaver.” Ryan has several planned performances with the Benny Havens Band throughout the rest of the year.
Ryan recently signed an endorsement deal with Bad Boy Mowers, an official PBR sponsor, as well as the largest military focused clothing company in the U.S., Grunt Style Clothing. He has become an associate sponsor with Veterans Motor Sports, NASCAR, and appeared as the primary paint scheme on a race at Kentucky Speedway.
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For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’ Isaiah 41:13
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