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For the final Monday in Movember, we decided to spotlight a man who reached a milestone in his career most recently…His first ever platinum single! Tyler Farr is a singer/songwriter from a small town in Missouri. Tyler learned about country music from his stepfather, who played guitar for the legendary George Jones.
Once Tyler realized his love for country music, he moved to Nashville to pursue his dream of becoming a musician. Tyler began working at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, a popular bar in Music City. After working at Tootsie’s for several months, Tyler convinced the management to allow him to perform. Tyler started performing four nights a week, along with maintaining his job as a bouncer.
Tyler also found himself becoming friends with Rhett Akins, who saw Tyler’s talent and wanted to work with him. Tyler ultimately worked with some of the best writers in Nashville and was signed to BNA Records. Tyler has written for Colt Ford and opened for Jerrod Niemann and Lee Brice before releasing his debut album, Redneck Crazy. The title track of Redneck Crazy recently was awarded with RIAA Platinum Certification.
Congratulations, Tyler, on your recent successes! Keep this artist’s name in your minds, ladies and gentlemen. Tyler is certainly going to be a huge part of country music moving forward!
Neal McCoy will be celebrating his 12th on the 6th. That is to say he will be releasing his 12th album, appropriately entitled XII, on March 6th.
The album marks his debut for Blaster Records and is being backed by some of country’s biggest names. It’s produced by CMA’s reigning Male and Female Vocalist of the Year, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert (who had McCoy perform at their wedding), and renowned guitar-slinger, Brent Rowan. Shelton and Lambert even contributed background vocals for the album’s lead single, “A-OK.”
“Neal is not only a friend of mine, but my hero,” commented Blake Shelton about working with McCoy on XII. “Our first priority with this album was that Neal only cut songs that he truly loved and was excited about. That was very important to us.” Miranda Lambert added, “It was a blast seeing Neal and Blake together…had the place laughing all the time. I think fans will hear three different artists coming together on this album with their individual takes on the music.”
Fresh off the press is This is NRA Country Volume 1, a unique project featuring various country artists such as Charlie Daniels, Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, and many others. The artists on this album compilation sing songs that speak about what NRA Country is all about, including support of our U.S. military, appreciation for the great outdoors, and love of family. The CD is available now exclusively through nracountry.com and can be purchased at this LINK.
1. Justin Moore “This is NRA Country”
2. Hank Williams Jr. “A Country Boy Can Survive”
3. Montgomery Gentry “My Town”
4. Rodney Atkins “Cleaning This Gun”
5. Trace Adkins “More Of Us”
6. Craig Morgan “I’m Country”
7. Charlie Daniels “In America”
8. Josh Thompson “Way Out Here”
9. John Rich “Shutting Detroit Down”
10. Lee Brice “She Ain’t Right”
11. Rhett Akins & Dallas Davidson “Opening Day”
The Academy of Country Music have just announced their nominees for Songwriter of the Year for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Congratulations to all the nominees!
The nominees for Songwriter of the Year are…