Tyler Childers Information

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Tyler Childers
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Background information
Born (1991-06-21) June 21, 1991 (age 28)
Lawrence County, Kentucky
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2010–present
LabelsHickman Holler
Website tylerchildersmusic.com

Tyler Childers (born June 21, 1991) is an American singer and songwriter. His music is a mix of country, bluegrass and folk. [1] He released his breakthrough album Purgatory in August 2017. [2]

Early life

Tyler Childers was born and raised in Lawrence County, Kentucky. [3] His father worked in the coal industry and his mother is a nurse. [4] He learned singing in church where he sang in the church choir. [5] He started to play guitar and write songs when he was around 13. [6] He moved from Lawrence County to Paintsville, Kentucky, where he attended Paintsville High School and graduated in 2009. [7] Fellow country musicians Chris Stapleton and Loretta Lynn (Van Lear, KY) also hail from Paintsville. He studied for a semester at Western Kentucky University, and enrolled at Bluegrass Community and Technical College for a few semesters. [8] He dropped out of college and did odd jobs for some time while pursuing a music career. [1]

Music career

Childers began performing in Lexington, Kentucky and Huntington, West Virginia. [9] In 2011, when he was 19, Childers released his first album, Bottles And Bibles. He has also released two EPs recorded in 2013 at Red Barn Radio, a radio show from Lexington. [5] The two EPs were later released as one after the success of his album Purgatory, and reached No. 5 on Heatseekers Albums. [10]

He had his first success with Purgatory, an album released on August 4, 2017. [11] The album was produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson and recorded at The Butcher Shoppe in Nashville. [12] 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. [13] 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. [6]

A second album to be released in August 2, 2019 under the Hickman Holler label, Country Squire, was announced in May 2019. This album was again produced by Simpson and Ferguson. [14] The video of the lead single from the album "House Fire" was also released on May 16, 2019. [15]

Discography

Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[16]
US
Heat

[17]
US
Country

[18]
US
Indie

[19]
US
Folk

[20]
Bottles and Bibles [21]
Purgatory
  • Release date: August 4, 2017
  • Label: Hickman Holler
  • Formats: CD, digital download
120 1 17 3 4
Country Squire [14]
  • Release date: August 2, 2019
  • Label: Hickman Holler Records
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

EPs

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Heat

[17]
US
Indie

[19]
Live on Red Barn Radio [23]
  • Release date: October 24, 2013
  • Label: Tyler Childers & the Highwall
Live on Red Barn Radio II [24]
  • Release date: April 24, 2014
  • Label: Tyler Childers & the Highwall
Live on Red Barn Radio I & II
(rerelease of 2 EPs as one)
  • Release date: June 29, 2018
  • Label: Hickman Holler
  • Formats: CD, digital download, vinyl
5 14
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles

  • "Whitehouse Road" (2017)
  • "Lady May" (2017)
  • "Universal Sound" (2017)
  • "House Fire" (2019)
  • "All Your'n" (2019)

Awards and nominations

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

References

  1. ^ a b Moss, Marissa R. (August 24, 2018). "How Songwriter Tyler Childers Became the 21st Century Voice of Appalachia". Rolling Stone.
  2. ^ "10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: July 2017". Rolling Stone. July 11, 2017.
  3. ^ "Childers Catching National Exposure" (PDF). Country Music Highway: 6.
  4. ^ Hanks, Michelle (September 1, 2017). "Tyler Childers: "It's a Damn Good Feeling to Come Back Home"". No Depression.
  5. ^ a b Hanks, Michelle (January 22, 2014). "Michelle Evans Interviews Tyler Childers". Nine Bullets.
  6. ^ a b Wickstrom, Matt (August 29, 2017). "Creative Types: Tyler Childers". Smiley Pete Publishing.
  7. ^ Preston, Tim. "Tyler Childers to join Sundy Best for flood-relief concert". The Daily Independent.
  8. ^ Copley, Rich (March 23, 2014). "Rich Copley: Tyler Childers' music has grown up with him". Lexington Herald-Leader.
  9. ^ Crawford, Robert (September 4, 2017). "Hear Tyler Childers Talk Sturgill Simpson, Kerouac With Chris Shiflett". Rolling Stone.
  10. ^ "Heatseekers Album". Billboard. July 14, 2018.
  11. ^ Broughton, Kevin (August 2, 2017). "Tyler Childers: The Farce the Music Interview". Farce the Music.
  12. ^ Wickstrom, Matt. "Estill County's Tyler Childers gets Sturgill Simpson's help on new album". Lexington Herald Leader.
  13. ^ Moss, Marissa R. (June 22, 2017). "Hear Sturgill Simpson Protege Tyler Childers' New 'Whitehouse Road'". Rolling Stone.
  14. ^ a b Liptak, Carena (20 May 2019). "Bottles & Bibles - Tyler Childers". The Boot.
  15. ^ Bloom, Madison (May 16, 2019). "Tyler Childers Announces New Album Produced by Sturgill Simpson".
  16. ^ "Tyler Childers - Chart history (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  17. ^ a b "Tyler Childers - Chart history (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard.
  18. ^ "Tyler Childers - Chart history (Top Country Albums)". Billboard.
  19. ^ a b "Tyler Childers - Chart history (Independent Albums)". Billboard.
  20. ^ "Tyler Childers - Chart history (Americana/Folk Albums)". Billboard.
  21. ^ "Bottles & Bibles - Tyler Childers". iTunes.
  22. ^ Bjorke, Matt (January 7, 2019). "Top 10 Country Albums Chart: January 14, 2019". Roughstock. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  23. ^ "Live On Red Barn Radio". Bandcamp.
  24. ^ "Live On Red Barn Radio II". Bandcamp.