Tyler Childers is a country and folk singer-songwriter from Kentucky, who has been praised for his authentic and heartfelt music. He was born on June 21, 1991, in Lawrence County, where he grew up singing in church and playing guitar. He started writing songs when he was 13, inspired by his rural Appalachian life and the stories of his people. He released his first album, Bottles and Bibles, in 2011, when he was 19. He then moved to Lexington, where he performed regularly and recorded two live EPs at Red Barn Radio. He gained more attention when he released his second studio album, Purgatory, in 2017, which was produced by fellow Kentucky native Sturgill Simpson. The album reached No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart and received critical acclaim for its blend of neotraditional country, bluegrass, and folk. Childers is known for his clever and narrative lyrics, which often address the social and economic issues of his region, such as coal mining, drug addiction, and poverty. He has also used his music to express his love for his wife, Senora May, who is also a singer-songwriter. He has won several awards, including the Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2018 Americana Music Honors & Awards, and has been nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance in 2020. He is currently one of the most popular and influential artists in the country and folk scene, with a loyal fan base and a reputation for his energetic and passionate live shows. He has released six studio albums and a number of singles and EPs, and has toured extensively across the US and Canada. His latest album is called Rustin' In The Rain which includes the breakthrough lead single, “In Your Love,” He is also a member of the band Tyler Childers and the Food Stamps, which consists of his longtime friends and collaborators. Tyler Childers is a true storyteller and a voice of his generation, who has used his music to celebrate his roots and culture, and to raise awareness of the struggles and hopes of his people. He is a proud Kentuckian and a country music singer, who has said that he wants to make "well-rounded art that asks questions and evokes feelings".
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