Growing up in Phoenix, Arizona, Tyler Dial’s dad introduced him to musical greats like The Rolling Stones, George Strait and The Eagles, who were the first to influence his love of writing and performing. It was Sam Hunt, John Mayer, and a Keith Urban concert with his mom that convinced the accomplished and recruited soccer player to hang up his cleats and take his guitar to Texas.
Keeping a promise to Mom and Dad to graduate before pursuing his dream of moving to Nashville to launch a full-time music career, Arizona born and bred Tyler earned his business degree from the University of Texas and his “real-life” LIVE music education playing Austin’s Sixth Street every weekend.
In 2015, as a college freshman, Tyler launched his self-titled album and single, “Damn Good Time,” which charted on country radio with the help of Sirius XM’s The Highway. The album and hit song earned Tyler many opportunities in the Texas live music circuit.
During his four years in Texas, he had the honor of opening for acts like Jake Owen, Cole Swindell, Cody Johnson, Pat Green, Wade Bowen, Jack Ingram and many more.
The day of his college graduation in May of 2018, Tyler’s second collection of songs, titled Repaint was released. The EP was produced in creative partnership with Nashville’s Neon Cross Music and drew inspiration from many of Ty’s past and present favorites. The project, produced by accomplished songwriters and musicians, Neon Cross’ Jeremy Spillman and Little Louder’s Ryan Tyndell, was spearheaded with his creative and publishing team led by Melissa Spillman, previously Manager of A&R at Capitol Records Nashville, also a proud Texas Longhorn.
The lead single, "Truth in the Way," was named a Rolling Stone "10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week." In June 2018, in addition to playing at the Spotify Lounge at CMA Fest, Tyler was named a Rolling Stone Country Artist You Need to Know. Featured on both the Spotify "New Boots" and "Wild Country" playlists, songs from Repaint have streamed more than 5 million times.
Though just 24 years-old, Dial has deep roots in country music and looks forward to completing his next project, which he has been working on full-time for the past two years since moving to Nashville.