Friday, June 10, 2022
– Tyler Booth debuted his latest track today, "Hey Dad."
In time for Father's Day, the song is a letter to his dad, promising that even though he's grown up and moved away from home, he's still holding on to all he learned from him.
"I wrote 'Hey Dad' when I left the farm and moved to Nashville to chase a crazy dream," said Booth, a Kentucky native who plays traditional country. "It's part of my story. My dad has always been there for me picking me up when I'm down and kicking me in the butt when I need it. Anytime I doubt myself, which is often, I just think about what dad would say and the lessons he's taught me. I'm sure we all do that. 'Hey Dad' is for all you dads out there that love us more than anything and give us the opportunity to chase dreams."
Written by Booth along with Dave Turnbull and Jimmy Yeary, "Hey Dad" is the singer-songwriter's follow up to his "Grab The Reins" EP, released last summer. The project featured songs "Already Got One" and "Palomino Princess."
Booth grew up in a musical family, often sitting in on the rehearsals of his dad's rock band. After enrolling in Morehead State University's Traditional Music Studies program, he caught the attention of one of his professors, Scott Miller, a friend of songwriter Phil O'Donnell (George Strait, Craig Morgan). After Miller made the connection, O'Donnell invited Booth to Nashville, where the two cut his first EP, "Self-Titled," released independently in 2017. Two years later, he was featured on Brooks and Dunn's country swing-style ballad, "Lost and Found" on their "REBOOT" album. Booth was the first artist signed to Sony Music Nashville and Villa 40's joint-venture agreement. He made his major label debut with "Half a Mind to Go Crazy," followed shortly by "In God and Trucks We Trust" and "87 Octane."