England, Capitol Part Ways

Tyler England and his label, Capitol Records, have parted ways after one album. Back when he called himself “Ty” instead of “Tyler,” England was Garth Brooks’ roommate and bandmate. He recorded two albums for RCA and scored one major hit with “Should’ve Asked Her Faster.” After his RCA deal, England moved back to his native Oklahoma from Nashville and all but gave up on his music career. Brooks coaxed him back and gave England a second shot at the big time. Using his clout at Capitol Records, Brooks helped England land a record deal, then agreed to produce his late-2000 release, Highways & Dance Halls. The CD failed to crack Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. “I Drove Her to Dallas,” a single from the project, peaked at No. 54 in March on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. 07/19/01