Tyler Ward has transformed his life and music in the last year from living in his parent's basement, to living in his parent's basement as an industry leader for the new wave of music. Currently, ranked as the 22nd Most Popular Musician on Youtube with over 445,000+ subscribers, Tyler releases one new video each week. Combining original music, covers, and showcasing featured artists Tyler's passion is to connect with people through music; however, music wasn't always his focus. Encouraged by his father at a young age to pursue athletics, Tyler spent his time working towards scoring touchdowns, and winning football games rather than chasing his musical dream.
After completing high school, Tyler was accepted to the United States Air Force Academy where he started his collegiate football career. Tyler never adjusted to the military lifestyle, "I smiled too much," he said. It was because of his excessive smiling and creative expression that Tyler found himself scrubbing toilets and cleaning floors on the weekends.
Despite the intensive janitorial experience, Tyler decided to move on. He transferred to the University of Northern Colorado and once again played football. Several injuries later, he decided to leave the sport and follow his passion for writing music.
Tyler's realization of becoming a successful national artist arose when he first started playing with national acts such as The Fray, The Jonas Brothers, Gavin DeGraw, Augustana and Ryan Cabrera. "After that first big show with The Fray, I was sold on doing music for the rest of my life," Tyler says. Playing shows for thousands of people fueled Tyler's drive and creativity.
In February of 2010 Tyler decided to cover the massive hit "We Are The World" during the Winter 2010 Olympics. In the first week Tyler received 1.5 million views, and his career changed forever. Now with over 115,000,000 uploaded views, Tyler has broken into the mainstream charts. Tyler was the first independent musician to be charted on Billboard's SOCIAL 50. Rubbing shoulders with the likes of Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, and Rihanna, Tyler has been ranked as high as #23 in the world, and recently debuted at #5 on the Billboard Uncharted.
In 2011 Tyler has also expanded his desire to work with other artists. With the inception of Tyler Ward Records and Tyler Ward Studios Tyler is giving other artists a chance to be heard by hundreds of thousands of people every day all over the world. With this truly global presence Tyler will begin touring much more in 2011 with his CREW (band) in North America and Europe. What reamins constant in Tyler's life is his desire to impact lives with his music. "I love playing and it's by far the best job I've ever had."