LA based country artist Caleche Ryder grew up riding horses and memorizing country songs in rural San Diego. “I couldn’t completely identify with the lyrics on the radio,” she says. “Artists were always singing about ‘the South.’ So I sing about being a West Coast Cowgirl. I want to represent all the ranches and country music lovers of California and the West.”
Caleche has a distinct and soaring vocal tone and the ability to write memorable lyrics inspired by her own life experiences, sometimes positive and other times of deep loss. In 2002 she lost her older brother and best friend, Caylin, in a car accident. “My life was forever changed,” Caleche says. “I knew he would want me to succeed and thrive, so I decided to live life in honor of my brother.”
She pursued a college degree at the University of Nevada, where she rode her horse, Harley, and practiced singing as her talent to compete for the title of Miss Nevada. She won her first crown performing “One Way Ticket” by LeAnn Rimes, and then competed for the title of Miss America in 2008 representing the state of Nevada while touring the nation sharing Caylin’s story with young adults.
At the same time, Caleche ended a 6 year relationship with a cheating boyfriend, an experience that inspired her to write her own songs as a method of healing. Even better, she found love again. “My songs are not all sad,” Caleche says. “Many have comical and loving undertones. I am fun-loving, quirky, and transparent. I want to make people dance, have a shot of whiskey, and dance some more.”
For her first project, Caleche decided to stick to her California roots. She stayed close to home to work with one of the best producers in Los Angeles who shares her passion and vision for a unique, fresh, “West Coast Country” sound. It was a decision that’s paid off for Caleche; Fans can hear the cool LA/West Coast vibe in her music. To shake things up she will be working on her next project in Nashville- her home away from home.
Caleche has shared the bill with a number of major artists including Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw, Jake Owen, Martina McBride and many more. In 2016, Caleche partnered with Wicked Tango whiskey and Nitro Circus, traveling to Nitro and Wicked Events doing press, radio spots, and performances. Major Apparel brand NYDJ distributed her Christmas EP this December to loyal denim fans all over the U.S. Her new single and video “Get Down” is available on Spotify and Itunes currently along with her first single “West Coast Cowgirl”. The soon to be released “Get Down” music video was shot by Jeff Kelly (Beyonce, JLo, Keisha, etc…) and directed by Izak Rappaport (Ashley Benson, Nylon Magazine, Banners, etc…)