Tyler Farr Drives Fans “Redneck Crazy” at Nashville Party

Newcomer Keeps It Real for Fans and Industry Insiders During Preview of Debut Album

If you thought Tyler Farr was all beer drinking, tailgating and “Redneck Crazy” hell-raising, think again.

I had a chance to attend the newcomer’s album release party Wednesday night (Sept. 18) at the Stage in downtown Nashville. Like the others squeezing into the packed club, I was happy to hear his Top 5 smash “Redneck Crazy” and a host of other party anthems. But I was also delighted to hear a softer side of the singer, too.

After all, real life and really good records are all about balance, are they not?

And the smoky-voiced Missouri native knows how to keep it real. He’s not the type to put on airs in life or in his music — or hold back, for that matter. (I mean, listen to “Redneck Crazy.”)

Farr comes across as a genuine guy. When he’s singing a good-timin’ song like the Rhett Akins/Craig Wiseman co-write “Makes You Wanna Drink” or a deeper cut like “Whiskey in My Water,” you tend to believe him. You get the impression these are very personal experiences — good or bad — that likely took place in his life very recently or are powerful memories from the past.

Also, keep an ear out for “Cowgirl,” one of the album’s more traditional-leaning cuts, complete with steel guitar and old-school melodies. It immediately struck me not only for those reasons but also because … well … Farr introduced it as the song that describes what he looks for in a woman.

And no debut album these days would be complete without the assistance of a few famous friends. Farr told the crowd Lee Brice is a co-writer on the sing-along “Wish I Had a Boat.”

Whether it’s simply just a fun, crowd-pleasing anthem, a deep love song or a stone-cold country tune, one thing is certain: Farr knows how to connect with an audience.

Look for Redneck Crazy, the album, to arrive Sept. 30.