Who is Michael James Ryan (Busbee)? Bio, Wiki, Age, Education, Career, Wife, Children, Cancer, Death & Cause


Who is Michael James Ryan aka Busbee?

Michael James Ryan aka Busbee is a famed country singer-songwriter who has passed away on September 29th, 2019.


Michael James Age

Michael was born on June 18th, 1976 and died on September 29th, 2019 at the age of 41.

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Michael James Career

Busbee described his musical influences as being split between his father’s country music classic taste, including Willie Nelson and Hank Williams. His sister’s heavy metal tastes and his own interests in jazz. Busbee said he studied jazz at university saying, “I was totally on the jazz trajectory. That was my paradigm for all things music.”He said this during a magazine interview in 2016.

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In another interview in 2011 with Hit Quarters that Busbee moved to Los Angeles to get involved in the music business in 2000. Initially, he worked with Third Eye Blind and Queens of the Stone Age alongside producer Eric Valentine. Busbee said, “At that time I didn’t really know I was a songwriter, I just wanted to make a living in the music industry. After a year with that producer and a brief stint with another producer I started freelancing and was producing full-time and writing on the side, but my production was what was bringing in the income.”

Busbee went on to say that he didn’t become a full-time songwriter until 2006 when he began traveling to Nashville work with country music stars. He referred to his 2009 song, “Summer Nights” by Rascal Flatts as his breakthrough song. Busbee said that his dream artist to work with would be Beyonce. When asked what advice he would give to aspiring songwriters, he said, “Make the great-sounding, believable recordings of the best of your best songs. And then play those for anyone who will listen.”

Busbee has worked with artists like Pink, Gwen Stefani, Keith Burban, Katy Perry and Kelly Clarkson. He has written songs for them.

Michael James Education

Busbee attended William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, although he didn’t graduate.

Michael James Wife

Busbee was a very private person however he was married to Jessie. They live in Los Angelo.

Michael James Children

Busbee and Jessie are blessed with two beautiful girls.

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Michael James Cancer

In the summer of 2019, Busbee was diagnosed with gliobastoma aggressive cancer which results to brain cancer.

Michael James Death & Cause

Busbee passed away on Saturday September, 29, 2019.

The news was shared on Sunday by one of Ryan’s frequent collaborators, Maren Morris, who tweeted, “This just doesn’t seem fair. I will always love you and the songs and albums I was lucky to make with you, Busbee. Rest well, my sweet friend.”

The cause of death has not yet been made public.


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