After four weeks of Tyler Williams providing his fans with previews into his new project, Spotlight, his latest album, premiered on all major online retailers today driving fans into the next chapter of this race car driver turned recording artist’s sound under the direction of producer Jared Anderson. Anderson, whose resume includes work with Parmalee and Judah & the Lion, crafted this project with Tyler serving not only as his producer, but also as a co-writer on several of the tunes.
“I’ve gotten the opportunity to write and explore my sound within country music in the two years since my previous project,” recalls Tyler. “Working with Jared was great because he understood my vision for this album. I got to collaborate with him on writing and recording. We took some risks on the new album and really pushed the boundaries of my sound. I am excited to see what the fans think about Spotlight.”
Spotlight features seven songs, five co-penned by Tyler, and is currently available on Amazon, Apple Music, Google Play, iTunes and Spotify. . Today, he will share the project with Devon O’Day and Lexi Carter on WSM’s Nashville Today at 11:15 AM CT. Fans can tune in at www.wsmonline.com. Throughout the week he has toured area TV and radio stations including a stop Knoxville’s Blue Plate Special and a return to WBKO’s midDAY Live. A full Spotlight track listing is below.
- Outlawed (Mason Thornley)
- Me to Me and You (Jared Anderson, Mason Thornley & Tyler Williams)
- Spotlight (Jared Anderson, Joybeth Taylor, Ryan Fine & Tyler Williams)
- What I Would Change (Jared Anderson, Daniel Neihoff, Jake Ohlbaum & Tyler Williams)
- Matches (PJ North, Davis Branch & Tyler Williams)
- Getting Around to It (Mason Thornley & Shelby Lee Lowe)
- Redneck Rich (Jared Anderson, PJ North, Ryan Robinette & Tyler Williams)
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About Tyler Williams
This Stone Mountain, GA native was reared in a household with parents that spun the hits of Marvin Gaye and Michael W. Smith while Tyler and his older brother were discovering the hit makers of the 90s — Alan Jackson, George Strait, Boyz II Men & Mariah Carey. Recognizing early on that he wanted a career in entertainment, he would capture a role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and performed for two years at the Fox Theater in Atlanta at ages 11 and 12. However, a failed performance at age 13 in a rock band caused him to change directions. Tyler would then spend his summers with his uncles in the auto shop learning the mechanics behind combustion engines and began his path in racing on asphalt and dirt, driving NASCAR late models and USAC West Coast sprint cars. After nearly a decade of milestones that would find him capturing his first victory lane among 15-year veterans during his fourth year as a driver and even finishing as the #2 ranking position in points in his series, he decided to finally overcome his fear of the stage and opened the door for a return to music. This journey would spawn a debut EP Believe Again and book I Have a Voice, the inspirational and motivational look at the lessons he’s learned in the racing and now music community. Continuing to hone his craft while he furthers his racing career, Tyler’s second project Good For Me premiered inside the Top 40 on the iTunes Country Album Charts. Throughout the Good For Me album promotion Tyler was featured on or in the following: All Access, Billboard Country Update, The Boot, Country Music News International, The Country Network, The Country Note, iHeartRadio’s Crook and Chase, KLAW-FM, KTUL-TV, Midday Live at WBKO-TV, New Country Brew, Pop Culture, RFD-TV, Speed Sport, Thunder 106, Today in Nashville, Tulsa World, WGGC-FM, Whiskey Riff, WKGA-FM, WSM’s Nashville Today, WWOF-FM, etc. His latest album Spotlight, produced by Jared Anderson (Parmalee & Judah & the Lion), premiered on all online retailers on Friday, November 22.