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Tyler Childers
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Background information
Born (1991-06-21) June 21, 1991 (age 27)
Lawrence County, Kentucky
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2010–present
LabelsHickman Holler
Website tylerchildersmusic.com

Tyler Childers is an American country music singer and songwriter. He released his breakout album Purgatory in August 2017. [1]

Early life

Tyler Childers was born and raised in Lawrence County, Kentucky. [2] He then moved from Lawrence County to Paintsville, Kentucky, and attended high school there. Notably, this is the same town as fellow country musicians Chris Stapleton and Loretta Lynn (Van Lear, KY) hail from. His father worked in the coal industry and his mother is a nurse. [3] He learned singing in church where he sang in the church choir. [4] He started to play guitar and write songs when he was around 13. [5] He moved to Paintsville, Kentucky where he attended Paintsville High School and graduated in 2009. [6] He studied for a semester at Western Kentucky University, and enrolled at Bluegrass Community and Technical College for a few semesters. [7]

Music career

Childers began performing in Lexington, Kentucky and Huntington, West Virginia. [8] In 2011, when he was 19, Childers released his first album, Bottles And Bibles. He has also released two EPs recorded at Red Barn Radio, a radio show from Lexington. [4]

He had his first success with Purgatory, an album released on August 4, 2017. [9] The album was produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson and recorded at The Butcher Shoppe in Nashville. [10] Simpson also played guitar and sang backing vocals on the album, with Miles Miller on drums, Stuart Duncan on fiddle and Russ Paul on other instruments. [11] 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. [5]


Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales




Bottles and Bibles [17]
  • Release date: August 4, 2017
  • Label: Hickman Holler
  • Formats: CD, digital download
120 1 17 3 4
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  • Live on Red Barn Radio (2013)
  • Live on Red Barn Radio II (2014)


  • "Whitehouse Road" (2017)
  • "Lady May" (2017)
  • "Universal Sound" (2017)

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominated Work Result
2018 Americana Music Honors & Awards Emerging Artist of the Year Tyler Childers Won


  1. ^ "10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: July 2017". Rolling Stone. July 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "Childers Catching National Exposure" (PDF). Country Music Highway: 6.
  3. ^ Hanks, Michelle (September 1, 2017). "Tyler Childers: "It's a Damn Good Feeling to Come Back Home"". No Depression.
  4. ^ a b Hanks, Michelle (January 22, 2014). "Michelle Evans Interviews Tyler Childers". Nine Bullets.
  5. ^ a b Wickstrom, Matt (August 29, 2017). "Creative Types: Tyler Childers". Smiley Pete Publishing.
  6. ^ Preston, Tim. "Tyler Childers to join Sundy Best for flood-relief concert". The Daily Independent.
  7. ^ Copley, Rich (March 23, 2014). "Rich Copley: Tyler Childers' music has grown up with him". Lexington Herald-Leader.
  8. ^ Crawford, Robert (September 4, 2017). "Hear Tyler Childers Talk Sturgill Simpson, Kerouac With Chris Shiflett". Rolling Stone.
  9. ^ Broughton, Kevin (August 2, 2017). "Tyler Childers: The Farce the Music Interview". Farce the Music.
  10. ^ Wickstrom, Matt. "Estill County's Tyler Childers gets Sturgill Simpson's help on new album". Lexington Herald Leader.
  11. ^ Moss, Marissa R. (June 22, 2017). "Hear Sturgill Simpson Protege Tyler Childers' New 'Whitehouse Road'". Rolling Stone.
  12. ^ "Tyler Childers - Chart history (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Tyler Childers - Chart history (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Tyler Childers - Chart history (Top Country Albums)". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Tyler Childers - Chart history (Independent Albums)". Billboard.
  16. ^ "Tyler Childers - Chart history (Americana/Folk Albums)". Billboard.
  17. ^ "Bottles & Bibles - Tyler Childers". iTunes.
  18. ^ Bjorke, Matt (January 7, 2019). "Top 10 Country Albums: January 7, 2019". Roughstock. Retrieved January 10, 2019.