Tyler Farr Learned How to Sing on George Jones’ Side Stage
“I’d start going on the road with Jones and sitting there during soundchecks just kind of watching everything and taking it all in.”
Tyler Farr (“Redneck Crazy”) says he learned from a master, George Jones, because Tyler’s stepdad played guitar for the Possum.
“So, when my mom married [Dwayne Phillips], I’d start going on the road with Jones and sitting there during soundchecks just kind of watching everything and taking it all in, and then standing on the side of the stage watching him sing every night,” Tyler tells ABC News Radio.
“That’s what really just drew me right into it.”
And that’s what influenced Tyler’s musical tastes.
“You know, it shifted my train of thought to what I thought a great song was, ’cause when you’re that young, you’re listening to probably some of the most awful music you’re gonna listen to your whole life, ’cause you’re in the now and in the trendy stuff,” he said.
“There was something that drew me into George Jones and his music and the whole idea of songwriting and being able to sing a song and tell a story like he did, I was just so in awe of it,” he said.
“That’s when I started looking at the old Waylon stuff and Hank Jr. So, it definitely influenced the kind of music I like and like to sing.”