Often in country music, artists leave their small hometowns with big stories to tell -- in singer-songwriter Tyler Booth's case, those stories are his very own. From supporting some of the genre's top stars including Willie Nelson, Darius Rucker, Jon Pardi, Brooks and Dunn, Joe Diffie, and Dwight Yoakam either in the studio or on the show bill to building a grass-roots fan base across the nation with nothing but a rigged-up home studio and workhouse attitude, the 26-year-old singer has already lived a life worth writing songs about. Now, as the first artist signed to Sony Music Nashville and Villa 40's joint venture and flanked by a band of childhood friends, Booth is touring behind the arrival of his Grab The Reins EP, which includes “Already Got One” and the “enchanting” (American Songwriter) “Palomino Princess,” which Billboard commented “perfectly suit his deep, ranging voice.”
"There's something about making a song and just dying to show it to people," he says. "Ever since I was a kid, I was always writing them and begging my dad to listen. I don't know if there's a better feeling than letting people hear your music."
Born and raised in the rule-class city of Campton, Kentucky, Booth always knew he wanted to be a singer. Musically, he grew up in a house divided -- while his dad was managing a local rock group fronted by his uncle, down the road and "up the holler," his grandparents were spinning Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson records. Originally, the young entertainer went the way of his old man. After "finally getting a guitar tuned" at 12 years old, he mastered a few power chords and sat in on his uncle's band rehearsal. One year later, a chance listen to Jamey Johnson's hit, "High Cost Of Living," sent Booth down a country music rabbit hole. From that point on, in a town where everybody knew everybody, he became famous for his baritone and songwriting chops.
His most recent release “Bring on the Neon” was co-written by Booth and his hero Jamey Johnson. Johnson recently said “Tyler Booth has the kind of voice that resonates country music and feeds the soul. He is an instrument custom crafted for that purpose. As a songwriter he is as astute and percipient as he is humble; a real working man’s torch bearer.”
At 18, he enrolled at Morehead State University, where he majored in traditional music studies. One of his professors, an old touring buddy of country artist Craig Morgan, took an interest in the student and emailed a clip of Booth singing a couple of his songs to Nashville songwriter-producer Phil O'Donnell (George Strait, Blake Shelton). O'Donnell invited the young performer to Music City, where the two began crafting his first, self-titled EP, which he released independently in September 2017.
Over the next two years, Booth opened for the likes of fellow Kentuckians Dwight Yoakam and Chris Knight as well as building a loyal grass roots base in Kentucky. In 2019, Brooks and Dunn enlisted him for their reprisal of "Lost and Found," which they included in their collaborative LP, Reboot. Just half a year later, Booth unveiled his debut singles, “Long Comes a Girl” and “Where the Livin’ Is,” and in early 2020, he inked his deal with Sony Music Nashville/Villa 40 and signed his first publishing deal with Warner Chappel. Since, the songwriter has continued rolling out new music and performing them for his devoted fanbase at shows across the country, all the while keeping his small-town roots near and dear to his heart.
"It's funny," he says. "Back home, I wrote a lot of songs but didn't have anybody to show them to. Now, I'm writing with like-minded people that get as excited about telling a story as I do in a song. But at the end of the day, I'm pretty much doing what I've always been doing."
With new music due soon, the entertainer will continue to make a splash in country music led by his captivating live performance, clever lyrics, and his drawling and rich country vocal, backing The Music Universe’s claim: “I’ve been hearing country music needs saved. Well, our hero is here, y’all.”
FTB is a modern take on an old timeless classic sound which includes many traditional country elements such as fiddle, banjo and pedal steel guitar. This combined with spot-on vocal harmonies, dual electric guitars and a rock solid rhythm section, is what creates the authenticity of the band. They are led by the power duo up front featuring Mid-Michigan's own Randy Badour on Lead Vocals/Acoustic Guitar and Kyle Andrew of Metro Detroit on Lead Guitar & Vocals. These guys continue to prove why they’re one of the Top Recognized Regional Country Acts!
FTB has recently been named "Best Band" in Detroit by Hour Detroit Magazine (2021) as well as "Best Country Band" by Review Magazine in Mid-Michigan (2021). In 2022 they were 1st runner up for "Best Band" in Detroit by Hour Detroit and won "Best Country Band" again back to back with Review Magazine as well.
Since 2019 they have opened for Chris Janson, Scotty McCreary, Joe Nichols, The Oak Ridge Boys, Michael Ray, Dylan Scott, Eli Young Band, Frankie Ballard, David Nail, Parker McCollum, Love & Theft, Trent Tomlinson, Jerrod Niemann, Kameron Marlowe, Priscilla Block, Tyler Booth and Colt Ford. They also perform regularly at many of the popular local fairs and festivals including the Armada Fair, Romeo Peach Fest and more!
Their new 5 song EP "Old Country Songs" is now available on Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, iTunes, YouTube Music and all other digital music platforms. The debut Music Video for "Whiskey Shakedown: has been released as well as their newest release of "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" Feat. STATE of MINE, which can be found on the videos page.
FTB has also partnered up with Motor City GAS Whiskey Distillery in Royal Oak, MI and have their very own "Shakedown" 100 proof hand selected small batch bourbon whiskey, available for purchase from the distillery and select venues!
The Family Tradition Band is also endorsed by the following companies: GHS Guitar Strings, Pedaltrain Pedal Boards, Ultimate Ears, Pick Guy Guitar Picks, Deer Camp Coffee Company, and the Blue Collar Clothing Company.
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Wyandotte, Michigan 48192