Like many of today’s southern stars, Tyler began his journey singing in the church choir and practicing three powerful chords that every guitarist learned first. When he arrived on the campus of Georgia College and State University, he encountered a whole new scene that would ultimately shape him and his music.
His fame began at a local club where he used his music to entertain college kids on Tuesday nights. “It’s always a good sign when you play for a room once and return two months down the road to a crowd that has tripled on simply word of mouth.” Fast forward a few years and Tyler earned the opportunity to play with many of the mentors he used to admire. He and the band perform over 150 shows a year across all parts of the southeast and has shared the stage with a number of idols including Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, and Cole Swindell.
Tyler’s newest album, “Take A Sip” has not only been a best-seller, but also describes the wild ride they have been a part of for the past six years. It’s not just about the music for, it’s also about each and every one of his fans, learning to live a little, and knowing when to take a shot of whiskey.
This whirlwind of success has made Tyler far from complacent. In fact, he spends countless hours honing his craft and making music that the growing fan base loves. Tyler, with this strong foundation, is ready to take his passion and talents to the next level… one song at a time.
Johnny was on fire in 1968 and was willing to take risks to build his career. This is the period the Gray Sartin attempts to recreate. With the sincerest respect for Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Three, Gray and the band performs both the classic hits and the modern hits. Sartin said, “when people are watching a play, the actors don’t remind the audience they’re seeing a play and not the real thing. I treat our show the same way. I don’t remind the audience we’re not the real thing. I want our audience to suspend disbelief for the show and allow themselves to be caught in the nostalgia of the moment. That’s why every show starts with, ‘hello, I’m Johnny Cash,’ and the show has grown every year since July 2011.”
Waylon became a superstar in the 1970s with the release of the Wanted album. He became a part of the famous outlaw movement that's still talked about today. During this decade, he had many of his number one hits and many of these hits were duets with Willie Nelson. Waylon had long hair and a beard and was far from the clean cut image of the traditional country artist of the era. This is the look and feel Gray portrays in his tribute to Waylon. Sartin said, "I want people to feel they're seeing a show from 1978, when Waylon and Willie were at their peak."
Doors open at 6 PM and the performance starts at 9 PM. 21+