It’s hard to imagine a world where you can get a heady breath of fresh air before any of the dust settles. Until you meet Grace Tyler.
The brand new country singer-songwriter has never let the dust settle, just like she sings in her recent single “Dust,” which is exactly what Nashville needs right now. A refreshing voice with a novel perspective on falling in and out of love, and moving on when staying put was never an option.
“I’m proud of where I come from, but I was raised up to go where the road runs on and on and on. I never let the dust settle, never made for slowing down,” Tyler sings on “Dust.” And it’s more than just what she sings. It’s who she is.
At just 6 years old, Tyler was singing Patsy Cline’s “Crazy” at a kid’s karaoke night near her hometown of Frisco, Texas. By 14, she was playing venues across the Texas country music red dirt circuit. By 16, she’d caught the attention of some Nashville music industry executives. By 17, she was coming to Nashville to start writing songs, cutting music, and getting ready to start Belmont University. And now? Her music is as ready as she is.
After landing in Nashville after high school, Tyler managed to balance the life of a college student with that of an aspiring singer-songwriter. So while she spent her days on campus, she spent her nights and weekends performing with residencies at Whiskey Row and The Twelve Thirty Club, and gigging around town at places like Whiskey Jam, the Listening Room Cafe, 3rd and Lindsley, Tin Roof, plus fairs and music festivals all over the south. “I was so shy as a kid, but for some reason, give me a microphone and a stage and this whole new person comes out. That’s why I felt very drawn to this,” Tyler said of her Nashville home. “It felt like I belonged here.