- 11:00 PM, Oct 17
Tyler Farr was born August 1, 1984 and raised in the small town of Garden City, Missouri. The singer whose real name is Tyler Lynn Farr joined choir when he was in the middle school, but he was first introduced to country music at age 16, when he spent a summer on the road with his stepfather, who played lead guitar for country icon George Jones.
He got several vocal scholarship offers and accepted one at Missouri State University. He grew to love country music and decided to move to Nashville to pursue a career as an artist. He worked as a bouncer at the legendary Tootsie's Orchid Lounge for five months and managed to convince the management to let him sing. He played four nights a week while still working as security at the door.