Red Marlow vs. Ryan Scripps: "Fishin' in the Dark"
From: San Jose, California
Current City: San Jose, California
Ryan picked up a guitar when he was nine years old and has loved music ever since. As a kid, he played in a jazz band, and in high school became the lead guitar player for a local rock band. Ryan's voice has always been deep for his age, so he was always shy about singing. After posting covers on YouTube, Ryan received a lot of positive feedback and discovered his love of singing. Being from San Jose, country music isn't very popular, so finding gigs was tough. In order to make money, Ryan enrolled in an EMT program. After completing the program at 23, he started experiencing heart palpitations. He found out he has adrenaline-induced heart arrhythmia. Although it's not life-threatening, being an EMT is very stressful, so Ryan was forced to choose another path. Currently, he is a CrossFit instructor to make ends meet. The Voice is his opportunity to break out into the country music scene and pursue music full time.