In an era of selfies and competition for “likes,” singer-songwriter Michael Tyler has an important message in his current single “They Can’t See.”
In the chorus, he sings: “What makes that woman perfect is way more than skin deep / I’m in love with everything they can’t see”
The song is all about his ideal woman, which came from a compilation of his favorite features from past relationships. But they’re not what you might expect.
“There’s a lot of young women, and even me sometimes, that are super insecure and lose sight of that. Beauty is so on the inside no matter what anybody tells you.”
His debut album “317” comes out on March 17, which showcases a variety of his influences, from John Mayer and Justin Bieber to Jason Aldean and Guns N Roses. The title came from the odometer reading on his car when he moved to Nashville – 317 miles from his hometown in Missouri.
The newcomer has already scored a number one as a songwriter on the Dierks Bentley hit “Somewhere on a Beach.” So how does he make the decision to hold onto a song for himself or see if another artist will record it?
“It‘s an honor because I came here as a songwriter before an artist. Having a big artist record one of your songs is the best feeling in the world. It’s hard to make that decision sometimes.”
Likely the first of many successes, he’s excited to launch his career as an artist. He recently attended his first Country Radio Seminar (CRS) and will be opening for LOCASH this summer. He opened for Canaan Smith last fall and learned that “if you’re comfortable [on stage], the crowd will be comfortable.”
For tour dates and more, visit www.themichaeltyler.com.