As a producer, singer, and songwriter working primarily with hip-hop and popular music, Rio stands alone in what is also known as the Country Music Capital of the world, Nashville, TN. His musical style is soulfully infused with a pop twist that only he can create. His sound is notorious for combining deep, hard-hitting baselines reminiscent of the southern rap songs with soothing, graceful melodies.

Rio’s early work with various gospel groups would even garner him a Dove nomination. After moving on from gospel music, Rio’s library came to house everything from Electro / Hop tunes such as the title track “Good Morning, Dreamer” to the smokey but driven “Sex and Sativa.” He recently released his debut project, Good Morning Dreamer, which he used to fully express his viewpoint as an artist and producer. Rio is passionate about representing Nashville and also showing the world it’s often unheard, urban side.

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