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Tyler Childers

The new boy wonder of country music. And specifically bluegrass, a sub-genre that originates from Kentucky, singer-songwriter Tyler Childers’ birthplace. Since the decline of the mining industry, it’s a place filled with tragedy and despair. But it is also a region of proud people trying to make the best of the situation. Childers wants to be the modern voice of this rural America. In that sense he doesn’t skirt around taboos or false sentiment. His songs concern pills and powders as much as cornfields and moonshine. Childers describes his latest album ‘Country Squire’ (2019) as a ‘working man’s country album’. “I hope to represent my people with it.” It entered the US country charts at number one and very nearly pushed into the Billboard top 10.

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