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The lineup just got even bigger for the inaugural Tree Town Music festival, taking place in Forest City, Iowa this Memorial Day Weekend (May 24 & 25). While Brad Paisley and Toby Keith had already been announced as headliners, the festival announced additional performances today, including Brantley Gilbert, Chris Young, Tyler Farr, Charlie Worsham, David Nail, JT Hodges, Leah Turner, Sarah Darling and The Last Ride.
Tyler Farr is one of the hottest new names in country music and he took to Yahoo’s RAM Country stage to perform a cover of AWOLNATION’s “Sail” and an acoustic version of his own “Whiskey In My Water.” 2014 is off to a good start for Farr, who will be joining Florida-Georgia Line and Jason Aldean on Aldean’s “Burn It Down” Tour of MLB Stadiums, as announced today.
Watch Tyler Farr perform “Sail:
And “Whiskey In My Water”:
Videos courtesy of RAM Country on Yahoo Music.
Tyler Farr has many milestones to celebrate lately!
His number one hit single, “Redneck Crazy,” has been certified platinum by the RIAA. Farr was surprised with his commemorative plaque at the Sony Music Nashville CMA Party.
“Redneck Crazy” is the lead single for Farr’s debut album of the same name, which was released in late September. Redneck Crazy, which opened at number two on the Billboard Country Albums Chart, is the biggest selling debut album by a male country artist since 2011.
In addition to celebrating his new platinum status, Farr has also been nominated for the CRS 2014 New Faces Country Music Show.
Farr’s newest single, “Whiskey In My Water” is impacting country radio and climbing the charts. He is currently on the road with Florida Georgia Line, and will join Jason Aldean on tour next year.
For more info and tour dates, check out: http://www.tylerfarr.com/home.
Congratulations to Tyler Farr and the team at Sony Music Nashville! Not only has he gotten his first-ever gold certified RIAA single with “Redneck Crazy,” but it also went top ten on Mediabase this week. That’s a lot of firsts in one week. His debut album “Redneck Crazy,” will hit stores and iTunes on September 30th.
It’s a big deal for Tyler, who said:
“This ride just keeps getting wilder. The reaction from fans on the road has been amazing. It’s crazy to add a top 10 song and my first GOLD single on top of that. There was talk of moving the album street date up so fans could access the new music earlier with the Florida Georgia Line tour starting in the fall, but now that it is official, I can’t wait to have the release of my first album get here even sooner.”
Other recent milestones include selling out two back-to-back shows in West Virginia. The fan support from country fans has blown him away. Tyler explains:
“You know, I’ve been out on the road touring, and even with the great response from fans during the shows, it’s hard to wrap your head around it all. You sort of put your head down and just continue putting on the best shows you can and making the best music you can. And then to hear something crazy like, ‘Your single just went Top 10’, ‘Redneck Crazy was just certified GOLD,’ is surreal.”
Will you be picking up a copy of “Redneck Crazy” when it hits stores this September?
Columbia Nashville’s Tyler Farr has finally released his brand new debut music video for his emotional new single “Hello Goodbye.” The singer is offering fans the chance to see the music video on his site before anywhere else, and get a free download of his previously unreleased track “Makes You Wanna Drink” in exchange for signing up for his e-mail newsletter. Sign-up and check out the music video at tylerfarr.com. The free track download will be sent right to your inbox, but the music video will be unlocked right there on the page as soon as you supply him with your e-mail address.
The singer-songwriter is currently out on the road on select dates on the Jagermeister tour. He just returned from the Blake Shelton Cruise last week, which we will be recapping here on Keepin’ it Country all week long! He was joined on the cruise by fellow singer-songwriters Lee Brice and Jerrod Niemann.
A native of Garden City, MO, Tyler’s love of country music was set after going on the road with his stepfather, who played guitar for George Jones. He attended college on a vocal performance scholarship where he sang classical music. Tyler’s live show is mostly original songs but his set reflects his musical diversity with cover songs that range from traditional country to Flo-Rida.
Elektra Nashville’s Jana Kramer, Sony Music Nashville’s Tyler Farr, and Warner Music Nashville’s Charlie Worsham will be teaming up for a very special cause this October. The three artists will be playing a special benefit show for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) at the Tin Roof 2 on October 3rd. The Tin Roof 2 is located just outside Nashville, Tennessee. The show kicks off at 7 pm CST with tickets available for only $20 each at the door. The evening will be hosted by GAC personality Suzanne Alexander.
Not only will there be live music, but fans will also be able to purchase food, drinks and items from a silent auction. All money raised on the evening will go to LLS for cancer research, and for Team In Training (TNT), the running program that supports LLS with its efforts. Since 1989, LLS has raised over $1 billion for the fight against blood cancer. It’s also helped to fund the development and research of 37 different crucial anti-cancer medications and drugs.
With his debut album hitting stores in early 2013, Columbia Nashville’s Tyler Farr is certainly building momentum. This week, his ballad “Hello Goodbye” is the most added song on the Mediabase single chart. The song was written by Farr, Kris Bergnes and Skip Black, and is an autobiographical track about the end of a relationship.
In response to the track’s success, Tyler tweeted, “Thanks to country radio and all my fans for a great start to ‘Hello Goodbye.’ Y’all Rock—seriously!”
To learn more about Tyler, visit: http://tylerfarr.sonymusicnashville.com/
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:
Looks like the party is going to get a little bigger. The Blake Shelton Cruise has just added Jana Kramer, Tyler Farr and Brett Eldredge to its already spectacular roster of entertainment. They join previously announced artists Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, Neal McCoy, Jerrod Niemann, Lee Brice, Randy Houser, McKenna Faith, Frankie Ballard.. and of course, us!
The Cruise embarks on a fabulous 7-night cruse from Miami, Florida on October 14th, 2012, and returns on October 21st, 2012. Fans will visit San Juan, St. Thomas, Tortola and Nassau before returning to Miami. Blake will perform two nights during the cruise, and his friends will all have their own appearances and performances throughout the ship on different nights.
If you mention Keepin’ it Country on your new reservation, we’ll send you a free gift on-board! It’s that easy and we want our readers to join us for a fun and country music filled cruise. If you have any questions just e-mail us and we’ll help you out! If you’ve never been on a cruise before, this is the perfect time to take one because this line-up is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Stay tuned to Keepin’ it Country to stay up-to-date on everything to do with the Blake Shelton Cruise, and to hear about what we’ll be checking out on-board. Both site owners, Jessica Crans and Lydia Picknell, will be on-board and we’d love to meet all the country music fans out there!
Visit blakesheltoncruise.com for more information or to book your cabin today.
Playing the Grand Ole Opry is a big deal to any country artist, but to play it for the first time is usually a dream come true. That’s the case for BNA Nashville artist Tyler Farr, who will play at the church of country music for the first time on Saturday night. He’ll be stepping into the circle just like his hero, George Jones, this weekend. He’ll be performing his single “Hot Mess” on the historic stage.
“One of the most influential experiences in my life was the first time I went to the Opry,” said Tyler. “What made it so special was that I was backstage with my stepfather standing next to George Jones. As he sang ‘He stopped loving her today’, my arms filled with goosebumps. It was then that I knew The Grand Ole Opry was the heart and soul of country music.”
Being near such a big stage isn’t something new for the artist, who has some strong ties to George Jones, as he explains:
“My Mom married George Jones’ lead guitar player when I was about 16,” said Tyler. “I started going on the road with them and I got to hang out with my stepdad at sound check. During the show I remember standing on the side of the stage and watching him sing and that was the musical spark for me.”
When Tyler figured out that music is what he wanted to do, he took the first job he could to help work on his talent. An overnight shift at the famous Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge in Nashville. He worked the 10 pm to 2 am shift.
“It probably took 5 years off of my life,” he laughed, “But doing that was the best thing for me. It taught me the art of entertaining and hosting a party.”
Since then, Tyler has opened for artists all over the United States – Miranda Lambert, Colt Ford, and Jerrod Niemann. He’s thankful for those opportunities and the chance he had to start building a loyal fanbase:
“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. ‘Hot Mess’ is such a fun song and it’s going over so well in the show and when I see someone singing along, then I’m happy. When a fan comes up to me after a show to say they had a good time, then I’ve done my job.”
You can see what all the fuss is about by listening to Tyler’s first single “Hot Mess” right now and enter to win an autographed guitar from the singer! Visit the Twitter contest page here and good luck!