Tyler Toliver was born in Southern Wisconsin and always wanted to be a performer growing up. He would imitate Garth Brooks while standing in front of the jukebox at the local bar where his mother worked. He would pretend that his plastic baseball bat was his guitar. Tyler's mother Sherine tells us that when Tyler was only 3 years old he proclaimed “I wanna geetar from Sanny Claus.” He got a plastic, battery operated guitar and that was the beginning.
He got his first real guitar when he was eight years old and began teaching himself to play. His first performance was in the 5th grade School Talent Show, where he played and sang “Blue Suede Shoes.” Tyler wrote his first real song by age fourteen. Many things have changed since those days but he has not forgotten his roots. The song “Crazy” Tyler wrote when he was fourteen was recently recorded in Nashville and has been very well received by industry professionals and his fans.
Tyler enlisted in the US Marines just after graduating high school in 2007. As a Marine recruit Tyler was named 'Company Honor Man' as well as "Series Honor Man" only one marine out of 4 platoons gets this honor. Tyler rose to the rank of Corporal in less than a year after enlisting. Soon after boot camp Tyler was stationed at Camp David and acted as a presidential guard and later at 8th and I in Washington DC working under the command of the commandant of the Marine Corp.
Music started to take a turn for Tyler when he met Greg Schick in October of 2009 while stationed in Washington DC. Together the two formed a partnership that has kept Tyler motivated and moving forward with music even while Tyler served his country. Greg and Tyler's relationship as I have witnessed is very professional but with the closeness that a father and son would share. Together they have made great strides in a very short time with the support of Tyler’s friends, family and incredible Fan Base. In fact Tyler recently finished 63 out of 6100 entrants in a 3 month long contest sponsored by Keith Urban and Guitar Center.
In May 2012 Clear Channels WMZQ hosted a "battle of the bands contest" to open the WMZQ Feast at Jiffy Lube Live a 25000 seat amphitheater. Tyler won the support of the judges and fans on all three portions of the contest and took the win.
Tyler has made two trips to Nashville to record his Debut CD "Unstoppable” that was released in June of 2011. In only a few months more that 3000 CD's have been sold and over 10000 mp3 have been downloaded. Tyler will return to Nashville in July of 2012 to record four new singles to be released late 2012.
Thanks to the help of 522 Productions based in Alexandria Va. Tyler has just recorded his first music video "Crazy" that will be released spring 2012.
Tyler has opened for or shared the stage with Miranda Lambert, Criss Young, Jarrod Neimann, Lo Cash Cowboys, Edens Edge, Joe Diffie, Colt Ford, Tracy Lawrence, James Otto, Kip Moore and multiple shows for (our new friend ). Darryl Worley.The fans have been so incredible and supportive along his journey with over 2.5 million page views on You Tube, and over 15,000 fans on social networking sites. The Fans continue to motivate Tyler to pursue music as a singer songwriter.
I believe County Music will be hearing a lot more about Tyler Toliver in the near future.