‘Catch of the Day’ – Tyler Farr – “I Should Go To Church Sometime” [AUDIO]
Our focus turns today to an artist who was born and raised in Garden City, Missouri and, studied voice at the Missouri State University and is a classically trained opera singer who sang tenor in the Missouri All-State choir while in High School. An artist who is set to star in his own, upcoming reality series called A Little Too Farr.
Tyler Farr calls himself an "observer of the human condition", which shows through in his songwriting. Farr digs a little deeper, gets a little realer all while owning up to his own mistakes and shortcomings, acknowledging how hard life can really be. The tracks on his latest album, Suffer in Peace step out from the common bravado and talk about the risks that come with every day life, and the pay-off that those risks can reveal.
Farr's earliest music memories involve the country music that blared from his father's tractor, and his mother, an aspiring vocalist in her own right. From dad it was Ronnie Milsap, Conway Twitty and Vince Gill; from mom it was Dan Seals. But Farr would later admit that his affection for country music didn't really take hold until after his parents divorce. Farr's mother would eventually date, then marry George Jones' guitarist, and young Tyler would be exposed to artists like Merle Haggard and Gene Watson, and it would forever change his life.
After years of formal training, a year with the Missouri All-State Choir while in high school and studying voice at Missouri State University, Farr found his way to Nashville at age 21, with thoughts of instant stardom filling his head. But the reality of artists spending 10 or more years in Nashville trying to make it quickly started to set in for the singer. Working any job he could find, including parking lot attendant, short-order cook and working in a half-way house for children, Farr continued to chase his dream singing demos and writing songs for other artists.
One of his demos caught the ear of Colt Ford, who happened to be looking for a back-up singer. Ford sweetened the deal by offering Farr the opening slot on his shows, and the pair came to an agreement. Through his work with Ford, Farr gained not only experience, but contacts, including Stephanie Cox, who became his publicist. He also hooked up with producer Jim Catalino who took the "roughneck with the golden pipes" to RCA Records Nashville, who signed Farr almost immediately.
Following his debut single "Hot Mess", Farr released his debut album Redneck Crazy in September of 2013. The album featured four singles, including a pair that topped out at #3 on the Country Singles chart, the album's title track and "Whiskey In My Water" with both singles being certified by the RIAA. His second album, Suffer In Peace, feature three singles, including Farr's first #1 hit, "A Guy Walks Into A Bar".
Tyler is currently in the studio working on a new album to be released later this year, and we have the first single from the project in our spotlight today. Brought to you by All American Super Car Wash of Lawton, Tyler Farr and "I Should Go To Church Sometime" is today's Catch of the Day, new music you haven't heard, but you'll want to hear it again.
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