Tyler Childers Announces 4-Night Ryman Auditorium Residency

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Tyler Childers performs during Forecastle Music Festival at Louisville Waterfront Park on July 14 in Louisville, Ky.

Emerging country star-in-waiting Tyler Childers will headline a four-night residency at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium Feb. 6-7 and Feb. 15-16. Dubbed the “Country Squire Residency,” the shows will feature special guests with presale tickets going on sale Tuesday Aug. 20 and public tickets available Friday Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. local time at the Ryman website.

Larry Cordle is slated to guest Feb. 15 and Daughter of Swords will appear Feb. 16, with guests for the other two dates to be announced.

The residency comes after Childer’s “Country Squire Run” launching in the States Sept. 30 at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colo., with Town Mountain and Robert Earl Keen, followed by stops at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, two nights at Brooklyn Steel in New York City, House of Blues in Boston, The Anthem, in Washington, D.C.; Paramount Theater in Seattle; two nights at First Avenue in Minneapolis, Minn.; The Tabernacle in Atlanta; and The Fillmore in Philadelphia, among many others.

The residency and tour are in support of Childer’s stunning sophomore release, Country Squire, produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson. Childers and Simpsons are both repped by Paradigm’s Jonathan Levine.

Of the album, Childers says, “I hope that people in the area that I grew up in find something they can relate to. I hope that I’m doing my people justice and I hope that maybe someone from somewhere else can get a glimpse of the life of a Kentucky boy.”

The release of Country Squire continues a series of breakout years for Childers, whose critically acclaimed debut album, Purgatory, was released in 2017. The record — also produced by Simpson and Ferguson — landed on multiple “Best of 2017” lists including NPR Music, Rolling Stone, Noisey, The Bluegrass Situation, Wide Open Country and The Boot. 

Since his debut, Childers was named “Emerging Artist of the Year” at the 2018 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards and has been featured on NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series and “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.” 

Additionally, he’s toured extensively across the world as well as multiple dates supporting John Prine. He has also performed at several major festivals including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Newport Folk Festival, Austin City Limits and Stagecoach.  

Of box office reports submitted to Pollstar, Childers has averaged 1,720 tickets sold per show for a gross of $40,007. But those numbers can be expected to spike, given recent appearances including three April stops over six days in Texas: a sellout at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth, April 5 (5,518 tickets sold; $111,378 gross); two sellouts at Stubb’s BBQ in Austin, Texas, April 6-7 (4,400; $110,000)  and White Oak Music Hall in Houston April 11 (4,123 tickets sold; $112,399 gross).