Bluegrass / Country / Folk
Singer-songwriter Tyler Childers is a true mountain man in both looks and sound. He sings with a refined grittiness that could be comparable with his fellow Kentucky-native Chris Stapleton. But Childers’s Southern twang tastefully pairs with his bluegrass and folk sound.
Born and raised in Lawrence County, Kentucky, Tyler Childers grew up singing in his church’s choir. When he turned 13, Childers began to write his own music and learned how to play the guitar. Throughout high school he was fueled by his passion to create music, and eventually attended Bluegrass Community and Technical College for a few semesters. At 19-years-old Childers recorded and released Bottles and Bibles, his first album.
But Tyler Childers’s breakthrough project was Purgatory, his second full-length album. Released in 2017, Purgatory debuted at No. 17 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart and No. 4 on its Americana/Folk Albums chart. After Purgatory’s success, Childers’s made his Grand Ole Opry debut and headlined his own North American tour.
Genre: Country / Folk / Indie
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