Tyler Childers: “Whitehouse Road”

If you are looking for some brand new quality country music to check out, look no further than Tyler Childers.  The singer-songwriter released his first full album, Purgatory, on August 4, 2017.

On the new album, Childers has some help.  Sturgill Simpson produced Purgatory, and David Ferguson, who was Johnny Cash’s engineer, helps out.  But Childer’s songs and his voice speak for themselves on the autobiographical concept album that traces a young man’s growth into an adult.

Childers grew up in eastern Kentucky. And you may hear some of the Appalachian Mountains sound in his music. It’s great stuff, and he should be getting a lot more attention soon. Rolling Stone already has listed him as one of the 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know.

Because he is so good, he should get some help on the technology side so he can put up a website (his Twitter account currently has a link to a reverbnation page that isn’t there).

But it is the music that counts. One of the tracks on the album is “Whitehouse Road.”  Check it out.

What do you think of Tyler Childers? Leave your two cents in the comments.

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    1. Thanks for writing about this guy! He is new to me and after five YouTube.com songs I am already thoroughly captivated. Immense talent and passion. And his music is right up my ally. It is rich, complex, personal, and deeply rooted in country and mountain.
      What a great song in the video you posted (“Whitehouse Road”). In my first YouTube foray, this one called “Hard Times”really shocked me:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Lwzn5nLRPw
      I’m headed over to buy the album now. By the way, he is playing at Mercury Lounge in NYC on October 18th.

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