Dierks Bentley’s No. 1 Platinum-selling smash “Somewhere On a Beach”, Jason Aldean’s “Laid Back” and “First Time Again” (featuring Kelsea Ballerini) and three songs from the LOCASH’s album The Fighters, all have one thing in common – all are songs co-written by Reviver Records newcomer Michael Tyler (MT). A songwriter since the age of 13, MT has always dreamed of coming to Nashville to do what he loves most… making music. And his future looks bright.
Since the release of his debut album 317, Tyler has been named to several of Country Music’s “Artists To Watch” lists. This month, MT will be featured as part of CMT’s prestigious “Summer of Music” and “LISTEN UP” campaigns reserved for the formats best and brightest.
“Music is all about community for me and CMT has made me feel like a part of their community,” said MT. “I can’t think of anything that I’d rather be doing than making music – whether writing, recording or touring – I’m so fortunate to be able to do what I love.”
“Michael is one of country music’s most talented new artists,” said Leslie Fram, SVP Music & Talent for CMT. “He’s a brilliant performer, whose songwriting has already attracted some of the biggest and best artists in our format and we’re proud to have him as part of the CMT Network family.”
Featured as one of CMT’s “17 of 2017” LISTEN UP Campaign, MT now has the full force of CMT’s platforms through which to connect to passionate music fans who look to the network for a deeper look at the developing careers of artists like MT. His performance of “They Can’t See” and an exclusive interview from the CMT Summer of Music Experience are live through July 3rd at summer.cmt.com.
MT’s passion for music began at the age of eight. It was only the beginning. By age 11 he was singing and playing guitar and at 13 he met award-winning producer Michael Knox (Kelly Clarkson, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church) and a mentor/student relationship was formed. Since then MT has co-written Dierks Bentley’s #1 song (“Somewhere On A Beach”) and penned music for Jason Aldean (“Laid Back” and “First Time Again”) and several songs for LOCASH (“Shipwrecked,” “Ain’t Startin Tonight” and “Moonwalkin’”).
MT stepped out on March 17th, with his debut album 317. He was named one of 2017’s Top 10 Artists You Need To Know by Rolling Stone and is a SESAC Song of The Year Award Winner. His current single “They Can’t See” debuted upon the album’s release. MT is currently out on the road with concerts throughout July including in Milwaukee, Chicago, Columbus (with Jon Pardi), Peoria, Sioux City (with Billy Currington) and more.