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David Ryan Adams (born November 5, 1974) is an American alt-country / rock singer-songwriter from Jacksonville, North Carolina . Initially a member of the group Whiskeytown , after three albums Adams went solo, releasing Heartbreaker in 2000. A longtime resident of New York City, Adams is probably best known for his song " New York, New York ", which appeared on his 2001 release Gold . He has since released five more solo albums and three albums with his band, The Cardinals . His most recent album, Cardinology , was released on October 28, 2008.

During 2002 and 2003 Adams worked on recording Love Is Hell , intending to release it in 2003. Lost Highway deemed that it was not commercially viable and was reluctant to release it, leading Adams to go back to the studio. Two weeks later he returned to Lost Highway with Rock n Roll , which featured guest musicians including Melissa Auf der Maur , Green Day 's Billie Joe Armstrong , and Adams' girlfriend at the time, Parker Posey .

Adams has also produced albums by Foghat, Jerry and The Guy's, Jesse Malin and Willie Nelson and contributed to the albums of various artists, including: Toots & the Maytals , Beth Orton , , Minnie Driver , Counting Crows , America and Cowboy Junkies . He also appeared on CMT Crossroads with Elton John .

In early 2009 Adams left his band The Cardinals and announced that he was taking an indefinite hiatus from music.

Adams has also written two books of short stories and poems, entitled Infinity Blues and Hello Sunshine . Beginning in August 2009, Adams began blogging for The Awl.

Adams married singer and actress Mandy Moore on March 10, 2009 in Savannah, Georgia .


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