Tyler is originally from Cookeville, TN. The music of Flatt and Scruggs, Jerry Douglas and J.D. Crowe and The New South motivated him at age 10 to pick up the dobro. Tyler attended East Tennessee State University (ETSU) where he was a part of the renowned bluegrass music program. Prior to joining the Darrell Webb Band, Tyler was a member of Darin and Brooke Aldridge Band and performed with New Grass Revival legend John Cowan.
Tyler is a multi-instrumentalist and a diehard Tennessee Vols fan. He is a surely a force to be reckoned with in bluegrass music.