About TylerMontana native Tyler Barham describes himself as an aspiring Country Singer/Songwriter, but with one look at his online Youtube and Facebook following, youll see that his aspirations are quickly becoming reality. Withover8.1 million upload views and an online following of over40 thousand, Tyler is building the foundation for a successful music career.
Born in Bozeman and raised in Florence, Montana, Tyler began singing when he was nine. Although he enjoyed singing different styles of music, it didnt take him long to realize his heart (and eventually his baritone voice) belonged to country music. In his early teens, Tyler competed in various talent competitions in and around Montana winning several high profile competitions. But the majority of his popularity has come by way of YouTube and his covers of popular country songs which have introduced him to a world wide audience.
In 2008 Tyler made the leap from computer screen to TV screen on Great American Countrys nation wide talent search, Next GAC Star, a competition in which he ended up placing 6th.
In September of 2010, with the help of the songwriting/production team of John Griffin and Dave Flint, Tyler released an independent self titled EP that reached No. 39 on the iTunes Country Album Chart beating out several notable major label country music acts including debut CDs by Jerrod Niemann and Justin Moore. The following month, the song 17 Young broke into the iTunes Country Singles chart at #84.
In February of2011 Tyler released the song Its Valentines Day that reached #89 on the iTunes Country Singles Chart. The ringtone for the song was selected by Verizon as one of twenty ringtones to be featured in their Whats New Section, a section normally reserved for major label artist.
In January 2011 Tylervisited Nashville againto recordeda follow upEP titled Twenty One, released on March 21st(his 21st Birthday), and it cruised to reach #19 on the Itunes Country Album Chart.
Building on the success of his previous releases, Tyler's most recent release, Don't Cage ThisHeart,debuted at#56 on the Billboard CountryAlbumChart and #19 onBillboard Heatseekers Album Chart whichcharts album titles from new or developing acts, which is determined by the act's historical chart performance.
In an industry that claims it takes a 100 thousand dollars to break a new artist, Tyler is becoming a real Cinderella story in country music, all of which he credits to the support of his online friends and fans.
To support Tyler consider downloading tracks here on his site or on iTunes.