Sarah Ryder “Another Fool”

Donna Block
6 min readOct 9, 2019


Authentically witty, effortlessly sensual, and distinctively unique, singer-songwriter Sarah Ryder is a refreshing blend of original artistry with an undeniable mainstream appeal. Since working closely as a signed songwriter under mentor, guitarist and producer Johnny Garcia’s (Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood) Busy At Play Publishing, Ryder has been exposed to high-profile songwriters such as Dave Gibson (Alabama, Joe Diffie, Tanya Tucker), Bridgette Tatum (Jason Aldean, Randy Houser) and Marc Copely (Carole King, Willie Nelson) whose guidance has extensively sharpened the tools in Ryder’s creative wheelhouse. Honing her craft has awarded her opportunities to perform regularly in prestigious venues such as Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe.

When you’re stuck in Nashville traffic what song do you jam out to?

When I am stuck in traffic, (and this is a great question because I am ALWAYS stuck in traffic haha) I tend to listen these days to The Highwomen or Sheryl Crow’s Threads collaborations.

Whose idea was it to film the “Another Fool” video at Jennifer Stalvey’s house and, as you put it, “getting creative with what was around the house” for your first video shoot?

The idea to film at Jen’s house for the most part was mine! We had done photo shoots there before as her home itself is a piece of art. She graciously allowed us to come in and bombard her beautiful space yet again!

Brave Enough Productions captured the flirty music video in East Nashville with Crowd Surf co-founder Jade Driver as director. Did you have a storyboard going into the shoot?

We had a rough storyboard going into the shoot, though we knew the video was primarily meant to be a performance. I leaned on Jade Driver pretty heavily for ideas and help, so I give the credit to her for the overall