During his childhood in Phoenix, Tyler Dial’s dad introduced him to musical greats like The Rolling Stones, Garth Brooks 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 as a singer, songwriter and recording artist, 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.
In 2015, as a college student, 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 critical acclaim on the live music circuit as well.
During his four years in Texas, he had the honor of opening for names 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 Repaintwas released. The EP was produced in creative partnership with Nashville’s Neon Cross Music and draws 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 2 million times.
The title track represents the changing times in Tyler’s life and career as he “repaints” himself as a performer, defines his brand of country and transitions to Nashville to make his mark. The track is as much Eric Church as it is Kings of Leon. With country storytelling, banjo and acoustic guitar throughout, Ty adds new colors, textures and sounds with synthesizers and a spacey U2-like lead guitar.
The subsequent tracks, tailgating rocker “Ice Cold Memories,” Devin Dawson penned “Hold You to It,” Lucie Silvas-backed “The Night Fire Met Gasoline” and debut single written by Tyler “Truth in the Way,” are influenced by a wide-range of Dial’s musical icons like fellow-Phoenician Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Brothers Osborne, Devin Dawson, Little Big Town, Kings of Leon, Alabama Shakes and James Bay.
Though just 23 years-old, Dial has deep roots in country music and serves as a BBVA Compass Brand Ambassador. His 2018 tour included events in BBVA markets across the U. S., as well as appearances tied to the bank’s agreement with the world's leading sports and live entertainment company, AEG.