Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer, Michael James Ryan, who went by Busbee, has passed away.
Busbee worked with a long list of well-known artists like Maren Moris, Pink, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, and others outside the country genre, like Christina Aguilera, Shakira, and Gwen Stefani.
According to Variety, Busbee had been undergoing treatment for Glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer.
Some of his credits include Grammy-nominated “Try” by Pink and “The Fighter” by Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood.
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. ð pic.twitter.com/9DKsU5G77a— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) September 30, 2019
Maren Morris and Blake Shelton both took to social media to share their own personal tributes to Busbee. Morris wrote, “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.”
He is survived by his wife and three children.