Tell Runyan was born and raised in eastern New Mexico. After graduating high school in 2010, he relocated to Oklahoma and found his calling as a musician and songwriter. While attending Connors State College in Warner, Oklahoma Tell began honing his craft of learning guitar, writing songs, and collaborating with other musicians. In the fall of 2012 he moved to Stillwater, OK and pursued an Agricultural Business Degree at Oklahoma State University.
During the next three years in Tell's passion for songwriting and music grew substantially. He booked countless acoustic performances around the mid and southwestern states and eventually began forming his own band. With the hopes and aspirations to become like the greats ahead of him that found their sound in Stillwater, OK. (Cross Canadian Ragweed, Jason Boland, No Justice, The Great Divide)
In August of 2015, after five years of living in Oklahoma and performing music as both a solo act and with different bands. Tell was in need of a change of pace. He returned to New Mexico, invested time in writing new material, and formed a new lineup of band members. Doing all of this while earning a Master's Degree from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. After two years of touring steadily and attending grad school, Tell went to the historic Sonic Ranch Studios in Tornillo, TX and recorded his first radio single "Running Late." (released Nov. 2017)
In the fall of 2018 Tell finished his "Farewell New Mexico Tour" and moved to Stephenville, TX with his wife and newborn child. Since moving to Stephenville, he released his latest studio project titled, "Living For the Night." (released Oct. 2019) The five song EP was produced by well known musician and producer Jon Knudson (Whiskey Myers, The Damn Quails, William Clark Green) and features a duet with Texas Female Vocalist of the Year, Bri Bagwell. Despite the 2020 shutdown Tell Runyan was still able to book over eighty dates and is full steam ahead for 2021. Be on the lookout for one of his live shows this year and see what's up and coming for this rising songwriter.