Tyler Childers | Artist
Timothy Tyler Childers is an American country singer and songwriter born 1991 in Paintsville, Kentucky. His music is a mix of neotraditional country, bluegrass, and folk, influenced by his home state of Kentucky and its connection to country music and bluegrass. He often writes about coal mining, which was his father's occupation, and its effects. He started to play guitar and write songs when he was around 13 and went on performing throughout Kentucky and West Virginia while still in his teens. In 2011, when he was 19, Childers released his first album, Bottles And Bibles. He also released two EPs recorded in 2013 at Red Barn Radio, a radio show from Lexington, which were later released as one under the name Live on Red Barn Radio I & II (2014). The artist had his big breakthrough with his second album Purgatory, released on August 4, 2017. The album was produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson, and recorded at The Butcher Shoppe in Nashville. Simpson also played guitar and sang backing vocals on the album. It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart, No. 17 on the Country albums chart and No. 4 on the Americana/Folk albums chart. In September 2018, Childers won Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2018 Americana Music Honors & Awards. Standout album releases to-date include Purgatory (2017), Country Squire (2019), Can I Take my Hounds to Heaven? (2022), and Kive on Red Barn Radio I & II (2016). A man of strong conviction, Childers' song "Long Violent History" from the 2020 album of the same name, is an original song that discusses racism, civil unrest and police brutality. He released a video message to accompany the song, in which he called for empathy above all else. The video also reveals that 100% of the profits from the album went to support underserved communities in the Appalachian region, through Childers' own Hickman Holler Appalachian Relief Fund. In 2015, Childers married fellow performer, Senora May, who is also a Kentucky native.
Artist Website: tylerchildersmusic.com
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Related Artists: Sturgill Simpson