Few country singers have seen a rise like Tyler Childers has experienced over the last few years. Even more impressively is that he has done it organically, building his fan base through live performances and word of mouth. The Kentucky native has seen his crowds grow from bars, to clubs, and now theaters. He looks to make the next leap as it was announced today that Childers has signed a deal with RCA records to release his sophomore album Country Squire on his Hickman Holler records imprint. For an unsigned independent to be given their own label shows both the power Tyler had in the negotiations, and the faith RCA has in him to be a long term success.
The first single Childers has release is “House Fire,” one that has been in his live show for some time. The song and album see him team up again with country superstar and fellow Kentuckian Sturgil Simpson. It features all the things many fans of traditional country music have been hoping to see in modern music. There is the violin, banjo, and of course the pedal steel. The song itself begins with a country folk vibe before building to a southern rock jam band feel at the end. “I hope that I’m doing my people justice and I hope that maybe someone from somewhere else can get a glimpse of the life of a Kentucky boy” said in regards to the upcoming album.
“You can set my house on fire baby
You can turn it into cinder and smoke
Cause this house is mighty cold
And I feel like meltin’ all the snow away”
Following the release of Country Squire on August 2nd, Childers will head out on the “Country Squire Run.” His fall headlining tour will crisscross around the country. If you would like to see when the tour will be in your area then check out his website, and then take a listen to “House Fire” down below. Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments!