Warner Music Nashville recording artist Tyler Braden is letting fans and new listeners in on a “Secret” – a brand new song he penned entirely solo (listen HERE). The official music video, which premiered this morning with Taste of Country, brings the story of small-town reality to life (read HERE). Directed by Dustin Haney, it expands on the world he and Braden created in the video for “Love Is A Dead End Road” by focusing on two of the previously introduced side characters.
“This song really boils down to a single lyric – ‘This simple life ain’t as easy as it sounds,’” said Braden. “It’s about being from a small town and knowing things about everyone around you, good or bad. That lyric tells how it’s almost impossible to live in anonymity in a small town. It makes everything more difficult when all eyes are on you. The director of the ‘Secret’ video, Dustin Haney, came to us with an incredible interpretation of the song. The way he was able to bring the characters to life in this video and really show how small-town relationships affect everyone around is a true sight to see.”
Braden introduced his lyrical voice this summer with his Warner Music Nashville songwriting debut, “Love Is A Dead End Road” (listen HERE). Music Row described him as singing “with enormous feeling and just the right blend of power and ache” and that he “sounds like writer to be reckoned with, too.” Braden wrote the emotive track alongside Chase Rice and Brock Berryhill on the same day he signed his record deal with Warner Music Nashville. Earlier in the year he paid tribute to his first responder family and all those currently fighting on the frontlines of the pandemic with his powerful take on NEEDTOBREATHE’s “Brother” (listen HERE).
The vocal and creative powerhouse is quickly making his releases must-hear music. Both “Love Is A Dead End Road” and “Brother” have tallied more than one million views on YouTube, and his handful of independently release songs have nearly 30 million streams. Keep an eye out for more from Braden over the next few months and into the new year.
ABOUT TYLER BRADEN
If ever there was a country artist ready to set the world on fire, it would have to be Tyler Braden. He has the gritty powerhouse vocal, the expressive pen and the ability to deliver a lyric with complete conviction worthy of a headliner. Braden grew up in Slapout, Alabama just miles from the graveyard memorial to Hank Williams. With parents who fostered an early appreciation for country music, guitar-playing songwriters populating the airwaves and a group of rock-loving friends by his side, he spent much of his life blending natural influences to craft a sound of his own. His early twenties saw him playing local shows and touring the southeast while serving as a first responder in Montgomery. A gig in Music City inspired a move north, and Braden continued firefighting in the suburbs of Nashville while preparing to take his music career to the next level. His first date at the homegrown Whiskey Jam concert series in January 2017 paved his path to today. With nearly 30 million streams already to his name and a growing list of major tour credits, he introduced himself to world as a major label recording artist this spring with his take on NEEDTOBREATHE hit “Brother.” Praised for his “commanding delivery” (MusicRow), Braden offered the song as a tribute to his first responder family and all those fighting on the frontlines during the pandemic. This summer he offered words from his own pen in his first original Warner Music Nashville release “Love Is A Dead End Road” (Braden, Chase Rice, Brock Berryhill) and most recently shared his solo-written reflection on a small town, “Secret.”