Tyler Childers was born and raised in Lawrence County, Kentucky. He then moved from Lawrence Co, KY to Paintsville, KY and attended high school there. Notably, this is the same town as fellow country music icon Chris Stapleton as well as Loretta Lynn (Van Lear, KY). His father worked in the coal industry and his mother is a nurse. He learned singing in church where he sang in the church choir. He started to play guitar and write songs when he was around 13. He moved to Paintsville, Kentucky where he attended Paintsville High School and graduated in 2009. He studied for a semester at Western Kentucky
Childers began performing in Lexington, Kentucky and Huntington, West Virginia. In 2011, when he was 19, Childers released his first album, Bottles
He had his first success with Purgatory, an album released on August 4, 2017. The album was produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson and recorded at The Butcher Shoppe in Nashville. Simpson also played guitar and sang backing vocals on the album, with Miles Miller on drums, Stuart Duncan on fiddle and Russ Paul on other instruments. It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart, No. 17 on the Country albums chart and No. 4 on the Americana/Folk albums chart.
Real music rises above the Corporate music machine, like a Narwhal out of the deep and frigid Arctic Sea-here on Durham Cool. No premium is sufficient to reward musicians like Tyler Childers. A voice like his must be heard and it stands to good reason he made it to the critics top Itunes tracks and
Brandi Carlile (born June 1, 1981) is American folk-rock and Americana singer-songwriter. Born in Ravensdale, Washington, she dropped out of high school to pursue a career in music, teaching herself piano and guitar. Her debut major label album, Brandi Carlile, was released to critical acclaim yet achieved limited commercial success. Carlile garnered wider recognition with her 2007 single “The Story”, from her Brandi Carlile album) The Story was awarded gold status in 2017, having sold over 500,000 copies to date. Carlile’s most successful album to date, Firewatcher’s Daughter earned her a Grammy nomination for Best Americana Album and peaked at number 9 on the Billboard 200.