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Booth to "Keep It Real"

Friday, August 25, 2023 – Tyler Booth will release an EP, "Keep It Real," on Sept. 15 via Sony Music Nashville.'

The Kentucky native put out a new song from the project, "G.O.B. by the G.O.G.."

Booth wrote "G.O.B. by the G.O.G." with Wesley Davis and Russell Sutton. "One of the cool things about country music is it sheds light on things that people not necessarily look past, but don't acknowledge. It could be the simplest things like loving somebody or getting your heart broke, but 'G.O.B. by the G.O.G.' sheds light on a way of life," Booth said of the track, which stands for "good ol' boy by the grace of God." He added, "I wanted to write a song that was the anthem of the way me and everybody that I grew up around in Kentucky live and how we see things."

Earlier this year, Booth shared several new tracks including "Bring On The Neon," "Different Kind Of Blue" and "Real Real Country."

Booth grew up in the hills of eastern Kentucky in Campton, which is home to less than 500 people and nestled up to the Red River Gorge.

Booth said, "A lot of the music I make has been inspired by Appalachia. There are so many great artists from there: Dwight Yoakam, Keith Whitley, the Judds, Sturgill Simpson."

When recording his "Keep It Real" EP out this September, Booth played mandolin on several tracks. "Mandolin is an instrument I grew up around. I had a cousin who played mandolin for Keith Whitley, and I just thought it was so awesome. It's cool that it traces back to where I come from in East Kentucky, and it's a full circle thing that it fits into my new music so well."

He chose to record his new tunes with producer Beau Bedford in Dallas, who Booth was drawn to from his work with Paul Cauthen. "His music feels like something I've never heard before but very familiar at the same time.

"When writing songs for the EP, Booth said, "Whether it's the blues, or the old country, or the Texas country, or the bluegrass, every now and then one of those things will sneak up in a song I'm writing and show itself and I'm like, 'Ok I know where that came from.' It's not a forced thing. It's just who I am."

"I've been circling around myself as an artist and a songwriter for so long, and now I feel like I've found my voice in songwriting and singing and I think it comes from writing so many songs, and writing so many of them by myself so they're completely true to me. Then getting to perform them live and see what the crowds react to has been incredible."

Booth is currently touring with Jake Owen and has recently shared stages with acts such as Brooks & Dunn, Darius Rucker, Dwight Yoakam, and Cody Johnson.

"It's always cool for me to watch artists I look up to grow in their music and evolve. With this new music, I feel like I've moved on to another stage myself, which is a very cool thing and makes me really excited to share what I've been working on with the world."

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