29 year old country artist Tyler Braden has always been surrounded by music. Growing up in Slapout, Alabama just 27 miles outside of Montgomery, both Tyler’s parents and aunts and uncles sang. He jokes that the only person in his family that doesn’t sing is his sister, and that he’s never even heard her sing. Tyler got his musical start when he was 19 performing in Breaking Benjamin and Three Days Grace cover bands. It was only after winning a local singing competetion in 2015, which gave him an opportunity to record in Nashville, that Tyler’s draw towards country music began to take shape.
Tyler moved to Nashville in July of 2016 working as a local firefighter. A few months later Braden recorded his debut single “Little Red Wine” in the attic of Kelsea Ballerini’s former front of house. Now, less than a year after being released, “Little Red Wine” has racked up over 4.2 MILLION streams and is on several of Spotify’s most coveted playlists. With a new single coming out shortly Tyler and I sat down to talk about his music and journey to Music City: