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Meet Tyler Tisdale

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tyler Tisdale.

Hi Tyler, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
I started singing and playing shows when I was 19/20 years old, I’m now 31.

I started out doing solo and duo acoustic shows for a few years and then formed the band Midnight Revel in 2014. I toured and made records with these guys for four almost five years before we went separate ways and I took a personal hiatus from gigs to focus on writing. During this time, I met hit songwriter Steve Azar through my father listening to his talk radio show.

I emailed Steve’s consulting company a video and a bio and he contacted me that night and we were on the phone the next day. Through writing sessions, he decided he wanted to manage me and we started working on my debut album. Steve obviously has a lot of ties to Nashville so I got to use some of his connections during the recording process and got to work with the likes of Chad Cromwell, Shaun Murphy, Barry Bays, and Mills Logan.

We released the first single “She’s The One” on September 9th, 2021, and has over half a million streams today and another single “High” currently has over 80,000 streams, with around 40,000 monthly listeners. The full album will be out on May 13th.

Now that we’ve focused on building a following and making a great record the gigs are starting to roll in and I’m very much looking forward to backing on the road full time and getting to play all of these songs and new ones for everyone.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
I’ve been lucky in a lot of ways but I’ve definitely known the struggle well.

Scraping by, taking gigs paying anything just to get a meal and a couple of cold drinks. It took years of building my name before I started feeling more in control of how much money I was making. But the last 3 or 4 years, I’ve got to say I’ve been able to make a decent enough living.

Up until COVID of course. But having patience is the key and I’ll tell anyone if you’re not a patient person then trying to have a career in music is probably not for you.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I’m a singer/songwriter from South MS.

I was known for a few years as the lead singer of a southern rock/soul jam band but now I’m following my heart and my writing into the Americana/folk/country world and see where it takes me.

Do you have recommendations for books, apps, blogs, etc?
I love watching documentaries and reading biographies.

I think I just have a fascination with hearing people’s stories and learning where they come from. Learning our similarities and differences and how we can apply them to where we currently are in life.

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