Spotlighting NSAI Members with #FeatureFriday

Today we're starting something new called ‪#‎FeatureFriday‬ where we send shoutouts to our members to congratulate them on recent writing accomplishments! Tyler Dial, a singer/songwriter based out of Texas, has released a debut single for "Damn Good Time" on SiriusXM The Highway! The song was written by Dial and Adam Mosharrafa. Congrats Tyler and Happy Friday! 

At the fresh age of 19, Tyler Dial is fast becoming an accomplished singer, songwriter, recording artist and LIVE entertainer. Having performed extensively on his own around the desert southwest, as well as having opened for and written with numerous nationally acclaimed recording artists, Ty is currently taking his unique west-coast street-country sound to the airwaves with his new single “Damn Good Time” and hitting the road by touring this Fall.

Having adopted his father’s home state of Texas, in attending the University of Texas, this freshly-minted Longhorn is also pursuing an economics degree with the hope of graduating from the McCombs School of Business in the spring 2018.

Naturally, with all the great country music heritage that Austin has to offer, Ty is also fast becoming an active participant in the Texas music scene, where he has already performed at the State Fair of Texas and at various other fairs, bars, festivals and events in the region.

With his new self-titled album, you will find a unique blend of contemporary thought, combined with a forward leaning fiddle, lap, pedal steel and dobro guitar parts, all brought to life by none-other-than Grammy winning artists such as: Lloyd Maines, Jimmy Mattingly, Bruce Bouten. The amazing Joanna Cotton, an artist in her own right (and now out with Eric Church), performed a killer set of background vocals. The record was produced by Bob Hoag at Flying Blanket Studios in Arizona and the new single was mixed by the incredible Chuck Ainlay of Sound Stage in Nashville.

Tyler’s work is inspired by established and new artists alike, in that his influences range from Garth Brooks, Keith Urban and even Eddie Vedder at one end of the spectrum to Sam Hunt, Brothers Osborne and Texas artist Aaron Watson at the other. You’ll even find a banjo and fiddle forward (hard driving) cover of KISS’s “Hard Luck Woman” that many are already saying could be the next country dance hall smash, combined with a soulful rendition of Amos Lee’s “Flower,” representing the only two cuts not written by Ty on the album.

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