Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Joey Hyde grew up listening to his dad's record collection. His early influences were such bands as Led Zepplin, Thin Lizzy, AC/DC, and Pink Floyd, which led him to a love of the guitar. Later on, he found himself appreciating the songs of Merle Haggard and Tom Petty, which led him to a love of songwriting. He came to Nashville to start school at Belmont in 2006, but spent most of his time playing the honkytonks on lower Broadway, and across the Southeast. It wasn't long before he hit the road playing guitar across the country for a few artists including Broken Bow Records' James Wesley. After a couple years on the road, he realized he wanted to be the front man and focus on his own artist career. Signed to Sony/ATV Joey is writing for his artist project and is continuing to build his fan base. He has teamed up with WME and this year has opened for such artists as Lee Brice, The Band Perry, The Cadillac Black, and many others.