Tyller Gummersall~ Q&A!!!

1. Hello Tyller, can you us all a little bit about yourself before you became a country musician? Howdy! Well, I had a pretty cool childhood growing up on ranches in Colorado. Doing western things like moving cattle from horseback and haying was always super fun and interesting to me. I got my first horse when I was 8, and at the same time a Guitar. So music and the west have been in my life for a long time. My parents are both successful visual artists and we travel a lot for that business as well. That was also neat, being able to see different parts of the country. 
2. What made you want a career in country music? I’ve always had an interest in music and my parents were always very supportive (I’m lucky). My two older brothers are also in the film and tv industry, so there was never any questioning of a career in the arts. I also leaned what it was like to struggle and work on your own business as an artist which certainly came in handy in my career. I think that growing up in the 90’s listening to such great country music on the radio was a big influence on picking that genre. Also, I just love doing country things, ranching, riding horses, working outside…
3. Who are some of your musical icons? Hank Williams Sr., Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Robert Earl Keen, Dolly Parton, Lyle Lovett, George Strait.
4. What is the background story behind your brand-new song “Move to Montana?” I wrote this song March of 2020, right after most of my gigs had been canceled. Emily (my girlfriend on the album cover) and I were down in Texas in our RV, I had been playing music most of the winter and spring there. The pandemic hit and I had a whole lot of free time all of a sudden! It was great to be writing again and the idea for this song came to me one day…I kept getting the image of a nice cabin in the mountains, a couple horses etc. I think its about escaping to your happy place, wherever that may be. 
5. How would you describe your music in 3 to 5 words? Country and Western.
6. What is your recording process like when creating and making new music? I’ve recored a few different ways, in a big studio with the band all at once. I’ve also done some producing of other artists and worked as a live sound and studio engineer. All those experiences allowed me to set up a little home studio, so these days I record most of my parts at home and then collaborate with other musicians from a distance. For instance on Move to Montana, the bass player and drummer are in Texas, Fiddle and Piano are in Nashville. 
7. What are a few of your favorite venues to play at? I love playing Hye Hall in Hye, TX. Also the Mule Barn in Justin, TX. It’s been fun playing big outdoor shows in Colorado like at the Arvada Center (opening for Robert Earl Keen), The Olathe Corn Festival and the summer concert series in my hometown of Durango, CO. 
8. What is one of your favorite quotes? Darrell Scott told me once: “Figure out what you don’t want to do and leave yourself open to everything else”. I thought that was great advice.
9. Is there anything else you would like to share? Thanks for doing all you do, getting music out to the masses!

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Meet Dixiedee Howdy: Thank you for stopping by my Dixiedee Blog!! I am a brown hair and hazel eye southern California gal living in the LA area. I started this country music blog because I wanted to share about my favorite country artists and groups, delicious recipes. I also do Q&A's and Artist Spotlights with country artists/groups so you guys can learn more about them. Lastly, I love to share anything else that is related to country music.. If you have any questions/comments- then please me email at dixiedeeblog@gmail.com.

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