Seven-Year Fire Service Veteran Honors Front Line Workers with
New Music Video, New Merch
Warner Music Nashville’s new family member Tyler Braden personifies any number of adjectives – powerful, emotive, sincere – but it’s a noun that describes him best: “Brother.” A sibling himself, Braden’s kin also extends far beyond the traditional unit. The former firefighter is a brother to the men and women at both the Montgomery, AL and Brentwood, TN fire and rescue services. His first major label release honors those ties while sharing a universal message of support. Originally recorded by NEEDTOBREATHE, listen to Braden’s take on “Brother” HERE.
“I was in the fire service for seven years before committing to music full-time,” Braden said. “My brothers and sisters had my back from day one. They even supported me through the end of my career there by covering my shifts when they overlapped with touring. We started playing this song right before I resigned as a tribute – a small gesture that can never fully thank them for what they have done for me. The lyrics in ‘Brother’ describe the kind of person I strive to be, and I think they resonate more than ever during this difficult time.”
The official music video for “Brother” (directed by Marisa Taylor) is a heartfelt homage from Braden, a former member of the front line, to those currently putting others before themselves (watch HERE). His plaintive vocal backs fan-submitted images of healthcare and public safety workers, a montage that concludes with a photograph of Braden’s own fire and rescue unit. The singer / songwriter has also introduced a limited edition “Brother” shirt into his merch line. A portion of proceeds will benefit www.firehero.org, and first responders will receive a 20% discount (applicable to anything in his store with verification).
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: Braden recently signed a major label record deal with Warner Music Nashville. With upwards of 25 million streams already to his name and a growing list of major tour credits, he most recently released his take on the NEEDTOBREATHE hit “Brother.” Fans can expect new original music later this year.