Michael Tyler’s debut 317 available today
Hot country newcomer Michael Tyler’s debut album 317 (Reviver Records/distributed by BDG/RED) is available today . Already a No. 1 songwriter, it’s no coincidence that the 23-year-old’s debut album is titled 317 – the number on his odometer after he arrived in Nashville from his hometown in Thayer, Mo. MT’s current single is “They Can’t See” and has already racked up more than 625,000 views.
Recently, performing rights organization SESAC awarded Song of the Year to MT for co-writing the multi-week No. 1 platinum-selling Dierks Bentley smash ‘Somewhere On A Beach.’ CMT also included MT in its “17 for 2017” artists for their year-long Listen Up campaign recognizing and supporting country music’s most promising newcomers.
MT also penned Jason Aldean’s ‘Laid Back’ on the platinum-selling album Old Boots New Dirt, three songs on the LOCASH album The Fighters (‘Shipwrecked,’ ‘Ain’t Startin Tonight,’ and ‘Moonwalkin’) and a Jason Aldean/Kelsea Ballerini duet ‘First Time Again’ on Aldean’s No. 1 album They Don’t Know.
Hailing from Thayer, Missouri, known as a railroad town, it’s ironic MT is the descendant of the late, great Jimmie Rodgers, known as ‘The Father of Country Music’ who learned his craft around the New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad. At the age of 13, over a Myspace meeting, MT met award-winning producer Michael Knox (Jason Aldean/Thomas Rhett/Kelly Clarkson/Trace Adkins). After a few years of sending songs and ideas back and forth, MT came to Nashville, Tenn. to play a show at Tootsies Orchid Lounge for their first face-to-face meeting. At that time, Knox was hired by peermusic Nashville to help restructure the creative department. After watching MT play a few shows, Knox felt it was time for him to make the move to Nashville as a peermusic songwriter. The future has just started for this young singer/songwriter who is on the road touring all over the country with his energetic live show.