“I’ve been blessed with an opportunity to make a living doing what I want,” he says. “Not everybody gets to say that and I’m extremely grateful for that opportunity. It’s satisfying too, seeing these goals that Senora May and I have made for ourselves -- understanding the price of an acre, the price of a two by four. I kept beating my head up against a wall to try to get that for us, without really getting anywhere. But because of the reception that I’ve had with Purgatory -- and I hope people will enjoy this next album – we’ve been able to get closer and closer to the home that we intend to build for the family we hope to have.”

 

 

Since Purgatory, Childers has performed at Bonnaroo, the Grand Ole Opry, Lollapalooza, Merlefest, Newport Folk Festival, and countless other stages. These experiences stand in stark contrast to the time when he and Senora May endured a brutally cold winter living in an elderly couple’s farmhouse in exchange for Childers doing manual labor around the property. That experience inspired Country Squire’s lead track, “House Fire.”

Tyler Childers

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