Columbia Nashville newcomer Tyler Farr will be releasing his new single “Hello Goodbye” to country radio this month. The emotional and powerful ballad follows the story of a man at the end of a relationship who is trying to find the strength to move on with his life and say his final goodbye to the relationship. It’s a real-life story Tyler wrote about an experience with an ex-girlfriend:
“I caught an ex-girlfriend of mine cheating on me, and the next day we (Kris Bergsnes and Skip Black) wrote this song,” said Tyler. “Songwriting is like therapy, and thanks to Kris, Skip and a few drinks, I got some good counseling,” he laughed.
On Saturday, Tyler will sing the new single live on the iconic Grand Ole Opry stage.
“One of the things I love about country music is the songs are built on real life experiences and events and I can’t think of a better place to play this song than at the Opry,” said Tyler.
A native of Garden City, MO, Tyler fell in love with country music at a young age when he was on the road with his step-father – the guitar player for George Jones. After spending two years at Missouri State for a vocal performance scholarship, Tyler packed up his belongings and hit the road for Nashville. He quickly took on a job at the famous Tootsie’s for the 10 pm to 2 am shift.
Tyler later took on the road by playing club shows throughout the Southeast United States. He’s opened shows for country superstars like Miranda Lambert, Jerrod Niemann and Lee Brice, and spent a year on the road with Colt Ford.
“We’ve put a lot of miles on the van and we probably qualify for a U-Haul endorsement.”
The hundreds of miles he’s hit on the road has helped Tyler build a loyal fan base with country music fans:
“What’s great now is I’m finally getting to the point where people are starting to catch on and know my songs and that is the best feeling in the entire world when you get someone. “When a fan comes up to me after a show to say they had a good time, then I’ve done my job.”
“Hello Goodbye” impacts country radio on August 27th, with a digital release date of August 28th. Check out an acoustic performance of the song with KNIX 102.5: