Courtesy of Tyler Rich
NASHVILLE, TN (June 14, 2021) – TYLER RICH will hit the road this Fall for headline dates up and down the West Coast with his TWO THOUSAND MILES TOUR, featuring special guest Shy Carter. The California-raised charmer launches the run at Club Rodeo in San Jose, CA on September 28. Tickets and VIP packages in select markets go on sale next Monday (6/21) at TylerRich.com.
“Postponed. Rebooked. Cancelled. Rebooked. Fourth times a charm?” jokes Tyler. “Being able to finally do my first headline tour, almost two years later, is an overwhelming feeling for so many reasons. Not only just performing again for a live crowd, but I’ll get to play songs for the first time from my debut album and my new single “Better Than You’re Used To.”
The tour supports Tyler’s debut album of the same name, TWO THOUSAND MILES, out now via The Valory Music Co. Over the last year off the road, he has created and connected virtually, recording the aptly-titled “Feels Like Home” from a makeshift home studio as musicians added parts from their respective spaces and hosting weekly themed Instagram Live series. After teasing the demo on TikTok to an overwhelming response with over 3 million views, Tyler expedited plans to release “Better Than You’re Used To” and has since amassed 19M+ global streams. No stranger to persevering in spite of distance, Tyler has chased his dreams and embraced a bi-coastal relationship that is present in his music, including GOLD-certified single “The Difference.” While inspiration has been specific, Tyler reflects feelings all people have in common – the needs for acceptance, devotion and places to call their own. His music has tallied 282.9 M+ global streams to date.
“My friends, family and fans have shown up consistently despite uncertainty in their own lives. They have all been waiting for this tour as long as I have, and I can’t wait to do this even bigger and better than we had planned!” continues Tyler. “I’m really excited for Shy Carter to open the tour, and I know my fans are going to love his set.”
Songwriter, artist and producer Carter has reached all corners of the industry with his early success. With credits that span Kane Brown’s “Heaven” to Charlie Puth’s “One Call Away,” Carter is one of the most formidable up-and-coming talents in Nashville and beyond. He is among the writers behind Billy Currington’s “It Don’t Hurt Like it Used To,” Sugarland’s smash hit “Stuck Like Glue” and Rob Thomas’ single “Someday.” In addition to his feature on Tim McGraw’s “Way Down,” Carter has collaborated with Keith Urban on both “Never Comin’ Down” and “My Wave.” Named to Variety’s 2018 Hitmakers list, he has also worked with Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Lopez, Nelly and more. His roots in gospel, jazz, R&B and soul developed into an early career in hip-hop, but his gift for storytelling and love of organic instrumentation led to a natural transition into country music. Now, with a transcendent style perfectly suited to the times, he’s ready to stand on his own as a country artist. With its earthy groove, laid-back beat and unflagging spirit, Carter’s “Good Love” served as a fitting introduction to the man behind the music. Described as “a breezy, inspirational anthem with skittering high-hats and crisp piano… [that] underscores Carter’s grand ambitions” (Rolling Stone), “Good Love” was featured in the Hallmark Channel’s “Spring Fling” movie trailer. The born entertainer made his TODAY debut this spring and has been named a 2021 Artist to Watch by Amazon Music, MusicRow magazine, Pandora, Sounds Like Nashville and more. His latest music, due soon, is sure to be the soundtrack to summer.