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Country Weekly congratulates Tyler Farr, who celebrated his second chart-topper, “Whiskey In My Water,” his first No. 1 as a songwriter.
We spoke to Tyler prior to the actual party toasting his recent success, and after a warm squeeze he shook his head and told us, “We got another one. Damn. We’re blessed.” He then turned on his arid sense of humor and added, “We were like Seabiscuit on this one, it seemed like. Did the ol’ NASCAR slingshot move to get this to No. 1.”
He also admitted to being nervous at these parties since he had to address the crowd. “It usually set in at the party, then I start crying and getting all emotional and stuff,” he admitted.
Meanwhile, members of the press, music industry executives, including those from Tyler’s record label and publishing company, his booking agent and management team, along with his “Whiskey” co-writers Phillip LaRue and Jon Ozier, filled the grand foyer of Music Row’s BMI offices and noshed on yummy cheeses, flatbreads and heirloom tomato sandwiches and sipped on cold beer, wine and soft drinks while waiting for the presentation of plaques, medallions and guitars.
Tyler was the final speaker at the event and took the edge off of his nerves by saying, “I’m not going to talk a lot, because if I do, I’ll start crying and nobody wants to see that crap.”
After thanking all the members of his team, he took the opportunity to add in one more comment, which had the room erupting in laughter. He solemnly said, “I know I left out people. Don’t be sad. I do love you.”
We love you, too, Tyler!