A Q&A With Tyler Booth
Real, honest Country music – here’s Tyler Booth…
What’s the title of your latest release, and what does it mean to you?
The title is ‘Different Kind of Blue’. I wrote that song when I was feeling bad about a relationship I was in at the time. We’d had an arguement and I just felt so bad. I just remember thinking it felt like this was like a “Different Kind of Blue” that I had never felt before. It didn’t matter where or what I was doing I couldn’t shake it. The song is really doing great and I’m glad people seem to be relating to it.
What was the hardest part about putting this release together, and why?
I can’t really think of anything that was hard about it. I guess you’re always second-guessing little changes in the song or the production. Overall, I’m super happy with it. I wouldn’t change a thing about it.
Who produced the release – what did they bring to it?
Beau Bedford produced it. I love Beau’s perspective, he brings a real sound that I just love. We recorded the song down in Dallas, TX in his studio. Beau is a genius producer and great songwriter too.
What do you want the listener to take away from listening to your music?
I want them to relate to it and hope it hits them in any way that makes them think and feel something. It really seems like people love this song.
How does a track normally come together? Can you tell us something about the process?
Most of the songs I’ve been recording lately are songs I’ve written by myself. So basically, I write the song, then I’ll sometimes make a demo track on ProTools of the song. I’ve learned enough on ProTools to make tracks of songs I’ve written so I can share them with my team. Together, we sort of decide which songs to record, seems they like a lot of my solo writes, which is cool with me. But, seriously I’ll cut any song I feel like I wished I’d written. I’m not someone that’s just going to record the songs I write, it’s all about the song for me. Then we go in and record the song and hope to get it out there to y’all.
What band/artists have influenced you the most, and why?
I love all genres of music but basically, Jamey Johnson’s Lonesome Song album changed my life. From there I got into Waylon, Willie, and all that. Overall, I listen to everything. You’d be surprised what I listen to.
What countries would you like to tour? Are there any standout venues you’d like to play in?
I’m super excited to get to come tour the UK. Back when I played C2C I just loved the people so much and that’s why I’m coming back to do this little tour. Just me and a guitar for the most part. I play a couple shows at The Long Road Festivals, then it’s Manchester, London, Glasgow, Omagh, and Dublin. That’s just awesome. I just want to play the small venues and be able to make friends and meet people for now. It’s going to be a blast.
If you could pick one track for our readers to listen to in order to get a taste of your music, what would you pick, and why?
Prolly ‘Palomino Princess’. Seems like people really love that song. I wrote that song, appreciate y’all listening to it.
What ambitions do you have for your career?
I just want to keep writing, singing and performing. Hopefully do well enough to make more music and provide for my band and their families. Let’s see how big the gang gets. We got a pretty big gang in the US. We call them the Country Gang. They show up.
Finally, as you leave the stage, what are your parting words?
Appreciate y’all taking a minute and listening to my music. I hope it makes ya feel something. I hope to meet you at a show.
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