Hot country newcomer Tyler Rich to join Brett Young on ‘CMT on Tour’ stop in Columbia

Named an “Artist You Need to Know” by Rolling Stone, SiriusXM, and CMT, Tyler Rich has become a standout in the format for his Country songwriting and Pop-influenced charisma on stage. His debut single “The Difference” is truly that, garnering over 28 million streams to date and scoring a No. 1 on SiriusXM while rising steadily passed Top 30 at Country radio.

Rich will open for country music heartthrob Brett Young when they stop at Township Auditorium on Friday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m.

Raised in Yuba City, a small farming community in Northern California, Tyler found his love of music gathered around a Christmas tree alongside family singing holiday classics and Creedence Clearwater Revival. At age 8 his cousin introduced him to the Country sounds of George Strait, Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson before his grandparents surprised a then 14-year-old with a guitar so he could join in the annual jams.

Fast forward to graduating college with a degree in Economics, Tyler moved to LA to pursue a different game of numbers – music – exploring various genres with songwriting and bands before taking the leap as a solo artist.

His fanbase has grown from Sacramento to Nashville where he signed a record deal with The Valory Music Co. and publishing agreement with Big Machine Music. While introducing his amplified sound and infectious energy coast to coast, Tyler became a road warrior performing alongside some of the genre’s top acts including Dustin Lynch, Sam Hunt, Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore, Cole Swindell, Dan + Shay.

Enlisting Tyler as one of their “10 New Country Artists You Need to KnowRolling Stone touts him as “the newest member of country music’s radio-minded incoming class, with a homecoming king’s swagger and a valedictorian’s songwriting smarts” while People share how Tyler went from “From Red Robin to Hitting No. 1. 

He made his national television debut on NBC’s TODAY performing breakout hit “The Difference,” offering a glimpse into his real-life courtship with fiancée actress Sabina Gadecki. Fans this summer have been introduced to Tyler’s music at fairs and festivals, seeing tracks from his debut self-titled EP and unique cover of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” truly come to life.

Outside of his own sets, Tyler co-penned Backstreet Boys AJ McLean’s new single, “Night Visions.” For additional tour dates and more, visit

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