Tyler Farr Throws “Redneck Crazy” Nashville Party

Tyler Farr performs at Nashville club The Stage.

Tyler Farr performs at Nashville club The Stage.

“This ain’t no funeral, this is Country music,” shouted Columbia Records newcomer Tyler Farr as he roused the packed crowd into a party-ready troupe at Nashville club The Stage on Wednesday evening (Sept. 18). Launching into songs from his album Redneck Crazy, due on Sept. 30, Farr’s natural stage presence and strong, muscular voice stayed center stage throughout the evening.

He gave a shoutout to friend and sometimes co-writer Lee Brice, slipping Brice’s name into the song “Hot Mess.” “I’m joking, he’s married y’all, but I’m not,” Farr quipped, to the pleasure of many of the Tennessee girls in the club and packed along the front row near the stage. To their delight, Farr referenced those Tennessee girls between songs often throughout the evening. He sailed through other tracks off his upcoming album, including “Wish I Had A Boat” (co-written with Brice), “Ain’t Even Drinking” (written for the singer’s grandmother), “Cowgirl,” and “Whiskey In My Water.” He repeatedly called for fans to put their hands (or alcoholic beverage of choice) in the air, and they happily obliged.

Pictured (L-R): Sony Music Nashville Chairman and CEO Gary Overton and Columbia Nashville artist Tyler Farr celebrate 5 million views on VEVO for “Redneck Crazy.” Photo credit: Alan Poizner

Pictured (L-R): Sony Music Nashville Chairman and CEO Gary Overton and Columbia Nashville artist Tyler Farr celebrate 5 million views on VEVO for “Redneck Crazy.” Photo credit: Alan Poizner

He got plenty of “Family Tradition”-esque call-and-response feedback on “I’ll Drink To That,” before he slipped into the crowd for a little multi-tasking–simultaneously singing, shaking hands, and taking photos with the attendees.

As he prepares to release his debut album, he thanked Columbia’s staff and especially the radio promotion team, along with William Morris Agency, his producers, John Ozier and others who helped his career get to this point. He ended the evening with his angst-filled radio hit, “Redneck Crazy.” “Sang this da** thing!” shouted a triumphant Farr, before the crowd took over singing every word, obviously channeling the disappointment of previous (or current) fizzled relationships. Farr smartly let them have their moment, leading them through the verses and letting the audience’s collective voice ring on Country’s latest heartbreak anthem.

The enjoyment this polished yet accessible performer takes in performing was undeniable, as is the solid following he is steadily building one “redneck crazy” fan at a time.

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