Who is Tyler Childers? Tyler Childers is an American singer-songwriter hailing from Lawrence County, Kentucky. At the age of 27, he’s already established himself as one of the best contemporary folk-country singers in the United States. Tyler’s music draws inspiration from traditional folk and country music, while also weaving in elements of gospel, bluegrass, and alt-country. His critically acclaimed debut album Purgatory (2017) has been noted for how it captures the spirit of Appalachia and tells stories of everyday life in his home state.Early Life and Career Beginnings Tyler Childers was born in 1991 in Lawrence County, Kentucky. Growing up in rural Appalachia, Tyler was exposed to a variety of musical styles, including traditional folk and country. He began playing music at age 12, learning guitar and singing songs at local open mic nights. His first solo shows were at nearby bars and restaurants when he was just 15 years old. After graduating high school in 2009, Tyler moved to Lexington, Kentucky to pursue a career in music. In 2010, he released his first two EPs on Bandcamp: Bottle & Bible (2010) and Poor Rambler (2011).Breakthrough with Purgatory In 2017, Tyler released his breakthrough album Purgatory via Hickman Holler Records. The album received widespread critical acclaim and made its way onto several “best of the year” lists. It was also nominated for the Americana Music Award for Album of the Year. The lead single “Whitehouse Road” has become one of Tyler’s most popular songs to date. Following the release of Purgatory, Tyler embarked on a world tour with fellow musician Sturgill Simpson.Collaborations and Recent Projects Since achieving success with Purgatory, Tyler has collaborated with a variety of artists including Chris Stapleton, Willie Nelson, Sturgill Simpson, and Margo Price. In 2019, he released his second studio album Country Squire via RCA Records Nashville. The album featured appearances from Sturgill Simpson and Chris Stapleton. The lead single “House Fire” reached number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.