NASHVILLE, TN (February 3, 2015) - Rising young Country star, Tyler Barham, recently stopped by the CMA offices in Nashville to sign up for membership and pick up a copy of the latest edition of their Close Up magazine, where he is featured in a three-page spread along with The Band Perry and Joe Nichols. The story, titled "Keep It Real," focuses on social media tips from Barham and the other artists.
Never one to miss an opportunity to connect with his fans, Barham took the opportunity while at the CMA to film a short video about the career milestone - and also sang an acoustic version of his upcoming single, "Just Two Kids," which is slated for release in March. Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/CWjhAdW3brU.
Barham states, "I am excited to announce that I am the newest member of the CMA, and am thrilled to be featured in Close Up! I look forward to a great 2015!"
Barham, 24, a Montana native, currently residing in Nashville, certainly knows how to "keep it real" by staying in daily contact with his huge social media fan base, which includes over 50,000 followers spread across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
Barham's YouTube site boasts an astonishing 8.8 million views of his videos, which are a combination of his own original music and covers of his favorite songs by artists including Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, and Brett Eldredge, who have all shared Barham's covers with their own followers. Barham met with YouTube staffers on their recent visit to Music City prompting Margaret Hart, of YouTube Artist Relations, to state: "Congrats Tyler on the CMA Close Up! We loved having Tyler come to our recent event in Nashville and look forward to him continuing to connect with his growing fan-base on YouTube."
On the fast track to success, Barham has already racked up amazing stats for a new artist, including Billboard's "10 Country Artists to Watch in 2014" and CMA's "Who New to Watch in 2013." In addition, Barham was a finalist on Great American Country's nationwide talent search, Next GAC Star, and also appeared on the E! television network series, Opening Act.