About Tyler Stephens
Tyler believes that life is a hard lesson learned and it’s the little things in life that mean the most. Sometimes you can get so caught up in work, school, and other activities that you don’t take the time to cherish what is dearest to your heart. It is Tyler’s goal to express these thoughts through his music and take this into consideration when selecting songs.
He strives to create music that the listener can relate to and live by. Songs that speak the truth and tell the listener what he stands for and believes in.
Tyler was born on September 9, 1992 In Martin, Kentucky. Martin lays nestled in the beautiful mountains of Southeastern Kentucky only minutes from the well known Country Music Highway, US 23. This area, known for turning out country music greats such as Keith Whitley, Billy Ray Cyrus, Dwight Yoakam, Loretta Lynn, Patty Loveless, and Ricky Skaggs (to name a few) has held true to form and has produced yet another great artist whose name will remain synonymous with country music for years to come.
Tyler was introduced to music at a very early age. His grandmother claimed that keeping a stereo player in the house during Tyler’s childhood was impossible. Tyler being a child in the early to mid 90’s while cassette tapes were booming knows what real country music is. At only 3 or 4 years old Tyler would visit his grandmothers daily to “punch the buttons” on the cassette player. But, “punching buttons” lead to strumming the guitar or shall we say beating the guitar. Tyler’s mother claimed she is lucky to have hearing left. She reported that over the years, Tyler has had every instrument imaginable in the house. Drums, Bass, Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitars, Banjo, Harmonicas, and who knows what else. But, the guitar always seemed to wind up on top. She reports in the beginning she needed a pair of earplugs but over time and on into Tyler’s high school years she began to see the improvements that eventually one day struck her by surprise when she seen Tyler perform his first actual show with a band.
Now at only 21 years old, Tyler has set his sights on a successful musical career and never plans to look back. With countless performances behind him Tyler looks forward to sharing his songs and love of music with fans for many years to come.
Tyler said a lot of people always ask him, “How have you made it this far in the business, at such a young age?” his reply is, “A lot of hard work; but, mainly I have family, friends, and fans to thank for everything.” Tyler realizes the importance of his fans and strives to make them feel important at all times. He understands that they are the reason he can make a living doing what he loves. Tyler always takes the time after every show to meet and greet with every fan that wishes to meet him. Tyler concentrates on fans not being a number; but, building relationships with them.
Songs from Tyler’s album like “Freedom Don’t Come Free” are a prime example of the music Tyler stresses to deliver to fans. “Freedom Don’t Come Free” was released nationwide in October 2012 to more than 2200 radio stations in order to support Tyler’s vision of raising awareness to our veterans. Since the release “Freedom Don’t Come Free” has became a great success for Tyler. The words “Freedom Don’t Come Free” have struck listeners all over the country to pay attention to why we are the land of the free.
Holding true to his heritage Tyler is already well known for his straight from the heart traditional country vocals, hauntingly reminiscence of his idol, Keith Whitley. Every artist can identify an idol that has inspired them musically. It comes unusual that Tyler’s idol, Keith Whitley was born less than an hour away from Tyler’s home place. There literally must be something in the water from this region to produce this enormous amount of talent.
If you love country music then you owe it to yourself to check out its newest rising star: