Childers began playing guitar at age 10. He eventually moved onto writing songs and performing his music around Nashville. In 2011, he signed to Warner Brothers Records, where he recorded his debut album, “I’ll Stand By You.” His second studio effort, “The Outsiders,” followed in 2013. Both albums debuted atop Billboard’s Country Albums chart.
In 2016, Childers won four Grammy Awards including Best Country Solo Performance for “All Your Life.” In addition to his musical career, he works as a teacher and coach at Belmont University in Tennessee.
Tyler Childers was born and grew up in Lawrence County, Kentucky, just outside of Whitesburg. His parents divorced when he was young, and he lived with his mother and stepfather. As a child, he played guitar, sang, and wrote songs.
Childers attended Western Kentucky University, where he majored in English and minored in Communications Studies. While there, he performed in several bands, including one called “The Dixie Chicks.” After graduating, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a music career.
Childers began performing in Lexington, Kentucky and Huntington, West Virgina. His first performance was on July 15, 2005 at the Bluegrass Ballroom in Lexington, KY.
In 2011, when he was nineteen, Childers released his debut album, 8, which included the single “I’m Not Gonna Miss You.” This song reached number one on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, becoming Childers’ first career hit.
His second studio album, Purgatory, was released on August 4, 2013 via Hickman Holler Records. The album debuted at number five on Top Country Albums and number three on Heatseekers Albums.
In November 2016, it was announced that Childers signed a record deal with Big Machine Records Nashville. On April 17, 2018, Childers released his third studio album, titled, which includes the singles “The Only Way I Know,” “If We’re Honest” and “Love Me Like You Used To”.