NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 17, 2017) – 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. The young talent continues to connect with fans and the country music industry:
"Michael Tyler’s new album, 317, mixes country, youth and attitude better than most of his contemporaries’ releases. This definitely is not your pappy’s country music.”
- Huffington Post, Mike Ragogna
“He is a country boy at heart and home but he has the ability to cross over as well. His ability to rock along with passion for creative expression has made him a rising star in a short period of time.”
-The Boot, Gayle Thompson
“Overall, Michael Tyler's vocals on "They Can't See" are rich and sultry...He deserves to become the next big male country star in the genre. He showcases a great deal of talent and passion for his craft. It is the quintessential country love song that any female listener would want to have sung to her.”
-Digital Journal, Markos Papadatos
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.
Fans can purchase tickets to see Michael Tyler on tour at themichaeltyler.com. Follow Michael Tyler on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more information on Reviver Records, visit revivermusic.com.
317 TRACK LISTING:
1. “Here’s To The Nights”
(Michael Tyler/Jaron Boyer/Adam Shoenfeld)
2. "Crazy Last Night"
(Michael Tyler/Jaron Boyer/Josh Mirenda)
3. “Long Drive Home”
(Michael Tyler/AJ Babcock/Pete Good)
4. “They Can’t See”
(Michael Tyler/Jaron Boyer/Brandon Hood)
5. “Love Myself”
(Michael Tyler/Jaron Boyer/Alexander Palmer)
6. “Songs About Missouri”
(Michael Tyler/Jacob Rice/Jimmy Yeary)
7. “Hey Mama”
(Michael Tyler/Jaron Boyer/Adam Argyle)
(Michael Tyler/Phil Barton/Preston Brust/Lindsay Rimes)
9. "Good at Being Young"
(Michael Tyler/Jaron Boyer/Josh Mirenda)
10. “Play That Party Song”
(Michael Tyler/Jessi Alexander/Gordie Sampson)
(Michael Tyler/Jaron Boyer/Nathan Chapman)
MICHAEL TYLER ON TOUR:
March 23 The Cabooze – Minneapolis, Minn.
March 24 Bourbon Jack’s Honky Tonk Bar - Hastings, Neb.
March 25 Summit Music Hall – Denver, Colo.
March 29 Neptune Theater – Seattle, Wash.
March 31 House of Blues – Las Vegas, Nev.
April 21 Boondocks – Springfield, Ill.
April 22 &;The Pageant – Saint Louis, Mo.
July 14 Windy City Smokeout - Chicago, Ill.