Nov 17, 2015

Tyler Farr – Missouri State

Pursuit of Greatness
Tyler Farr – Missouri State

Tyler Farr was born August 1, 1984 and raised in the small town of Garden City, Missouri. The singer whose real name is Tyler Lynn Farr joined choir when he was in the middle school, but he was first introduced to country music at age 16, when he spent a summer on the road with his stepfather, who played lead guitar for country icon George Jones.

Tyler received several vocal scholarship offers and accepted one at Missouri State University. He grew to love country music and decided to move to Nashville to pursue a career as an artist. He worked as a bouncer at the legendary Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge for five months and managed to convince the management to let him sing. He played four nights a week while still working as security at the door.

Farr met award-winning songwriter and fellow outdoorsman, Rhett Akins. After listening to some of his music, Rhett proposed a collaboration. He eventually landed a publishing deal with Sony ATV/Monument Publishing, and then got a recording contract on Sony Music Nashville’s BNA Records.

Redneck Crazy, his debut album, was finished and ready to go in 2013. Released on September 30, it broke into the top 5 on Billboard Hot 200 and climbed higher to No. 2 on the Country Albums chart. The title track moreover soared to the second place on the U.S. Country Songs chart.

“I wanted to make an album you could take anywhere,” said Farr of his Columbia Nashville debut, “and I can take this one to a barn party on a back road and have everybody rock out, and at the same time kids can enjoy it and dance to it.”

Suffer in Peace is Tyler’s second studio album that was released on April 28, 2015 via Columbia Nashville records. Its lead single “A Guy Walks Into a Bar”, was released on August 18, 2014. The album debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 4, and the Top Country Albums chart at No. 2, selling 36,300 copies for the week, and 41,629 units in total album activity (including streaming and TEA). The album has sold 91,200 copies in the US as of August 2015.

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