Tyler Childers Nominated For “Emerging Artist of the Year” at 2018 Americana Honors & Awards

Tyler Childers' critically acclaimed debut album, 'Purgatory' is out now.


Tyler Childers PurgatoryNashville, TNTyler Childers is nominated for “Emerging Artist of the Year” at the 2018 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards. The annual awards show will take place on September 12th at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.

The nomination follows a breakthrough year for Childers, which saw the release of his critically acclaimed debut album, Purgatory. The record—produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson—landed on multiple “Best of 2017” lists.

In celebration of the album, Childers will make his Grand Ole Opry debut this Friday, May 18th. In addition, Childers embarks on an extensive nationwide tour including sold-out shows at Charlotte’s Neighborhood Theatre, Lexington’s Manchester Music Hall (two nights), Austin’s Historic Scoot Inn, Dallas’ Canton Hall, and Louisville’s Headliners Music Hall (two nights). He will also perform multiple shows with John Prine and two sold-out shows with Margo Price at the Ryman.

Along with Childers (vocals, acoustic guitar), Purgatory features a variety of world-renowned musicians including Simpson (acoustic guitar, background vocals), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Miles Miller (drums, background vocals) and Russ Pahl (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, pedal steel, Jew’s harp) among others.

“I am extremely grateful for Miles Miller introducing me to Sturgill Simpson, and also for Sturgill and David Ferguson taking the time to work with me,” says Childers, a native of Lawrence County, Kentucky. “I think we both wanted to make an album for East Kentucky, and I reckon that’s what we did. It’s not about rock, or grass, or country…it’s just hollerin’ in the mountains and stirring shit up! The band Sturgill and David put together was an all-star cast, and an honor to work with and learn from. I hope to do it again, but once is more than most are blessed with. For that I am thankful.”

Purgatory track list:
1. I Swear (To God)
2. Feathered Indians
3. Tattoos
4. Born Again
5. Whitehouse Road
6. Banded Clovis
7. Purgatory
8. Honky Tonk Flame
9. Universal Sound
10. Lady May

Tyler Childers confirmed tour dates:
May 18—Nashville, TN—Grand Ole Opry
May 19—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium† (SOLD-OUT)
May 20—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium† (SOLD-OUT)
May 26—Quincy, WA—Sasquatch! Music Festival
May 27—Chillicothe, IL—Summer Camp Music Festival
May 31—Morgantown, WV—123 Pleasant Street (SOLD-OUT)
June 1—Richmond, VA—Friday Cheers
June 2—Charleston, SC—Charleston Pour House (SOLD-OUT)
June 3—Carrboro, NC—Cat’s Cradle (SOLD-OUT)
June 6—Charlotte, NC—Neighborhood Theatre (SOLD-OUT)
June 7—Asheville, NC—The Orange Peel (SOLD-OUT)
June 8—Manchester, TN—Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
June 9—Cincinnati, OH—The Taft Theater*
June 15—Kansas City, MO—Tumbleweed Music Festival
June 16—Eau Claire, WI—Blue Ox Music Festival
June 22—Hamilton, OH—Whimmydiddle Country Music Festival
June 23—Ashland, KY—Paramount Arts Center (SOLD-OUT)
June 29—Lexington, KY—Manchester Music Hall (SOLD-OUT)
June 30—Lexington, KY—Manchester Music Hall (SOLD-OUT)
July 18—Dallas, TX—Canton Hall (SOLD-OUT)
July 19—Austin, TX—Historic Scoot Inn (SOLD-OUT)
July 20—Houston, TX—White Oak Music Hall
July 21—Helotes, TX—John T. Floore Country Store
July 25-28—Floyd, VA—Floydfest
July 27—Newport, RI—Newport Folk Festival
July 29—Asbury Park, NJ—Asbury Lanes
August 2—Chicago, IL—Lollapalooza
August 3-4—Saint Charles, IA—Hinterland Music Festival
August 10-12—San Francisco, CA—Outside Lands
August 16—Louisville, KY—Headliners Music Hall (SOLD-OUT)
August 17—Louisville, KY—Headliners Music Hall (SOLD-OUT)
August 18—Beaver Dam, KY—Beaver Dam Amphitheater
August 27—Goteborg, Sweden—Pustervik
August 30-September 2—Vlieland, Netherlands—Into the Great Wide Open
September 4—London, UK—Dingwalls
September 28-30—Roseland, VA—Devils Backbone Hoopla
November 16—Hickory, NC—Music in the Mill
*supporting John Prine
†supporting Margo Price

*Featured image David McClister