I don’t think I’ve ever talked, or written about Tyler Reeve on #CMchat or CMchatlive.com, which is clearly a tragedy, and an oversight on my part. Handsome, kind and one of the most unique voices in Country Music, he has a straightforward, authentic, sincere, gritty, gravelly, low and raw pure soulful country sound. And at a time when “Bro-Country” is the norm for New Country Music, Tyler doesn’t fall into any music choices that are out there right now other than “sounds real good to me.”
Born in Mobile, Alabama Tyler Reeve is also a gifted songwriter, and young musician on the rise that ya’ll need to start paying attention to, stat! He’s been getting some airplay from SXM The Highway as a current “on the horizon” artist with his new song, “Come On Sunshine,” but I wanted to tip my hat to his songwriting abilities as well. He, along with Stephen Barker Liles, Trent Tomlinson, Russell Dickerson and Adam Craig, wrote Love & Theft’s stunning current single, “Whiskey on My Breath.”
Although this first single “Come On Sunshine,” is a detour from his normal deeper lyrics, it’s a catchy upbeat. uptempo love song…for the summer. To me it’s literally a song telling the sunshine how much he loves the summer, or maybe the girl is the metaphor for the summer. But it doesn’t matter ’cause the song is an earworm that will have you singing “come on sunshine” immediately and making you wanna be Tyler’s sunshine, or maybe just making me wanna run off to play in the sun in a bikini top and have some good times with half a keg and a bottle of Beam.
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More about Tyler
Don’t judge a book by its cover. One of Nashville’s hottest new songwriters, Tyler Reeve, may look like everybody’s All-American with his flipped ball cap and quarterback shoulders, but his lyrics are light on tailgates and dirt roads, and heavy on memory-evoking imagery.
Tyler came to Nashville by way of Mobile, Alabama, detouring through Florida for college, then Georgia to launch his performing career. With the encouragement of business associates and the respectable fan base he had built, Reeve began visiting Nashville to explore the music business. A pocketful of well-crafted tunes opened the door to co-writers like Jonathan Singleton and James Otto who helped him further refine his already innate talent.
Everyday life – the struggles, the victories, heartbreak and love – are not wasted on this observant songwriter whose lyrics and melodies are as warm and relatable as his boy-next-door personality. It’s not difficult to understand why he’s rapidly becoming one of Nashville’s most sought after co-writers, and most talked about new artists.