David Ryan Adams (born November 5, 1974) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, artist and poet. He has released 20 albums, as well as three studio albums as a former member of rock/alt-country band Whiskeytown. In 2000, Adams left Whiskeytown and released his debut solo album, Heartbreaker, to critical acclaim. The album was nominated for the Shortlist Music Prize. The following year, his profile increased with the release of the UK certified-gold Gold, which included the single, "