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About Tyler Rich

A country singer with a strong voice, a pop sensibility, and a talent for delivering romantic lyrics, Tyler Rich was born and raised in California but pulled up stakes for Nashville to pursue a career in music. Rich was born in Yuba City, California, a rural community in the northern part of the Golden State, on February 24, 1986. He grew up in a household where Christmas was celebrated with family sings, and as a boy he developed a taste for both Yuletide carols and classic rock. When he was eight years old, a cousin turned young Tyler on to country music, and he became a serious fan of Garth Brooks, George Strait, and Alan Jackson. As his passion for music grew, Tyler's grandparents gave him a guitar on his 14th birthday so he could accompany himself as he sang. While Rich learned to play guitar and took up writing songs, after high school academics took priority over music, and he graduated from college with a degree in economics. However, Rich couldn't let go of his dream of making music, so he relocated to Los Angeles and dabbled in various styles and approaches, both as a solo act and with bands. In time, Rich decided country music was where his heart was, and in October 2014 he self-released his debut single, "Radio," which made an impression on country radio. August 2015 saw Rich release a four-song EP, Valerie, and that year the Country Music Social Media Awards named him "one to watch." Rich spread the word about his music with plenty of live work, headlining small venues and opening in bigger halls for Cole Swindell, Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore, and Dan + Shay, among others, and he relocated to Nashville to be closer to the center of the country music industry. Rich's talents attracted the attention of Music City powerhouses Big Machine Music and Valory Music, who signed him to recording and publishing deals. Rich's first single for Big Machine, "The Difference," was released in February 2018. ~ Mark Deming

HOMETOWN
Yuba City, CA
GENRE
Country
BORN
February 24, 1986

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