Author: Zackary Kephart
You know, I think there's a part in everyone that wants to root for the underdog. I mean what's not to love? They do things their way and don't give up even when the odds are against them. When it comes to music, especially country music, if you venture outside of the mainstream and outside of your radio dials you'll find a countless number of underdog musicians just trying to make the music they want to make.
And you know, we live in a world today where these underdogs can become more easily noticed thanks to the advent of the Internet and its many outlets of interaction through social media and music streaming services. Heck, just take a look at a guy like Aaron Watson, someone who's been in the business for more than fifteen years playing music. Isn't it a little ironic that he scored his first No. 1 Country album last year with one called “The Underdog”? People are taking notice of independent musicians, and musicians such as Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell are proof of this. When you turn off the radio and explore music that actually means something, you're sure to find a treasure.
And this brings us to Tyller Gummersall, raised in Southwest Colorado and self-proclaimed independent artist. Tyller has been immersed with music all throughout his life, desiring to be a singer ever since he was a little kid. You won't hear songs trying to pander for attention on a mainstream country radio dial. Instead, you'll find songs that come from the heart and more importantly, actually sound like they belong in country music. At the age of twenty-five Tyller has now released his fourth album, Long Ride Home produced by Lloyd Maines.