Tyler Childers is an up-and-coming name in the world of American country music. He mixes traditional country, bluegrass, and folk music to create an exciting brand of new country. Tyler made a breakthrough in 2017 and is already making a name for himself. His debut album “Purgatory” was released in August 2017 and launched his career with awards and radio play. Even more impressive is the fact that in just two years in the industry, Tyler has established his own record label, “Hickman Holler Records.” His accomplishments demonstrate ambition and show the world that Tyler Childers is here to stay. Here are some facts about the rising star that you may not know.
1. His personal life
According to his Wikipedia profile, Tyler Childers was born on June 21, 1991 in Lawrence, Kentucky. His father worked in a coal plant while his mother was a nurse. From a young age, he had a love for music, learning to play the guitar at 13 years old and even joining his church’s choir. There is no record of any siblings or other relatives.
2. His relationship status
Tyler Childers is currently married to Senora May, a renowned singer and songwriter from Kentucky. They have been together for the past two years, and there are no records of any children.
3. His education
Tyler was not particularly passionate about education, but as society dictates, he had to attend school. He attended Paintsville High school and successfully graduated in 2009. Tyler then attempted to further his studies by enrolling at Western Kentucky University, but dropped out after one semester. Later, he joined Bluegrass Community Technical College but did not stay for long; he left after several semesters. He decided to take up odd jobs as he pursued his music career.
4. Tyler’s albums
Tyler Childers’ first album, “Bottles & Bibles,” was released back in 2011. However, it did not make the impact on the airwaves that was expected. After a six year wait, he was finally blessed with his moment when his second album, “Purgatory,” took the airwaves by storm. The producers of the album were David Ferguson and Sturgill Simpson who was also part of Tyler’s band playing the guitar. The album band included Miles Miller on the drums, Stuart Duncan on the fiddle, and Russ Paul on other musical instruments. It was released on 4th August 2017 and achieved great success; taking the number one spot on the Billboard Heatseekers albums chart and number four on the Folk albums chart, as well as appearing at number 17 on the country music chart. These achievements for a debut album are noteworthy. Tyler Childers has since released a third album, “Country Squire,” on 2nd August 2019. It was produced by the same team who produced his first album and is expected to have similar success. Both albums have been released under his label, Hickman Holler Records.
5. His first album was recorded in a friend’s backyard
Tyler Childers has worked diligently to attain his current success. His debut album, “Bottles & Bibles,” was recorded in the backyard of his friend’s home as Rolling Stone reported. Tyler is a testament to hard work and dedication, and he uses his music as a voice for the Appalachia people.
6. His music style
Tyler Childers has a unique musical style, drawing inspiration from his hometown of Kentucky, where coal mining is prevalent. He looks to address the poverty and economic stagnation of his people through his songs, which are like narratives – the star likening his songwriting to storytelling. Many of his compositions focus on the effects of coal mining, possibly paying homage to the work of his father in a coal facility.
The country music star recently broke into the limelight and has already started winning awards and receiving nominations. In 2018, the artist was nominated for the American Music Honors & Awards. Subsequently, he bagged the Emerging Artist of the Year Award. This is just the beginning; the star is expected to achieve even more in the future.
8. His social media presence
After his breakthrough with the Purgatory Album, Tyler Childers has gained massive support from country music fans as evidenced by his social media profiles. The star boasts of over 153K followers on his Facebook account, 249K on Instagram, and 62.2K on his Twitter account. These statistics are a clear indication of his popularity amongst his fans. He shares pictures and videos of his concerts and performances in these platforms.
9. His popularity
As witnessed on his social media accounts, Tyler Childers is a viral star. In just two years, he has been able to rally thousands of fans through his brand of music. According to Famous Birthdays, the star’s popularity is comparatively high at 40424, compared to other artists. Furthermore, among other artists from his native Kentucky, the star appears 27th, which is quite impressive for someone with only three albums to his name.
10. His net worth
Tyler Childers draws all his earnings from the sale of his music and performing in concerts. Currently, he is doing very well financially, and according to Celebstrendsnow.com, his net worth is estimated to be between $100k and $1 million as of earlier this year. It is said, however, that this figure has increased significantly over the past few months to over $1 million. There are, however, no records of his annual salary.
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