When singer / songwriter and Warner Music Nashville recording artist Tyler Braden hears that “it’ll all go wrong” or that “the road is too long” he asks one question: “What do they know?” Braden put pen to paper alongside co-writer Aaron Scherz to describe a spirit of determination familiar to all those chasing their dreams. Check out “What Do They Know” HERE.
“This is probably the most excited I’ve been to get a song out to the world, because it’s the most true-to-myself one I’ve released so far… and it’s been a long damn time coming,” Braden said. “What started as a ‘prove them wrong’ song has become my whole team’s ‘prove us right’ anthem! I’m a huge proponent of always believing in yourself and never letting anyone or anything get you down. I try to live that every day, and that is what I wanted to say with this song. If one person gets that message, then I can move forward a happy man.”
Produced by Randy Montana, “What Do They Know” is a seize-your-moment standout, combining the epic sound of a modern-rock anthem with the inspirational soul of a can-do country ballad. Massive electric guitars and arena-sized vocals thunder with powerhouse energy, as Braden delivers a hold-your-ground message of resilience.
Braden’s own story is evidence of that heart and perseverance. The Slapout, Alabama native spent seven years as a firefighter and first responder, all the while working his way to Nashville. He remained in the service well after making the move to Music City, building his songwriting repertoire and even playing shows between shifts. Now the powerhouse vocalist and emotive lyricist has released several tracks as a major label recording artist, each to massive fan response.
Braden’s first Warner Music Nashville release, a powerful take on NEEDTOBREATHE’s “Brother” (listen HERE),paid tribute to his first responder family and all those fighting on the frontlines of the pandemic. The cover quickly racked up more than two million views on YouTube. He then introduced his songwriting with “Love Is A Dead End Road” (listen HERE), praised for its “enormous feeling and just the right blend of power and ache” (MusicRow). Hismost recent original release, “Secret” (listen HERE), toward the end of the year. With nearly seven million streams, accumulated organically and without radio airplay, this solo-penned song showed just what Braden can do.
Keep an eye out for more new music, including live performance tracks, in the months to come.