Tyler Childers Premieres “Whitehouse Road” + Album co-produced by Sturgill Simpson

Tyler Childers’ new song “Whitehouse Road” premiered yesterday at Rolling Stone and is now available to stream via SoundCloud. Of the song, Rolling Stone praises, “…Childers blends that ethereal, off-kilter edge of bluegrass with Seventies country and an analog, Southern rock slant on ‘Whitehouse Road,’ and lyrics that dig deep into the struggle to dull the pain of life in rural America.”

“Whitehouse Road” is from Childers’ anticipated debut album, Purgatory, which will be released August 4 and is now available for pre-order (Hickman Holler Records via Thirty Tigers). Both “Whitehouse Road” and the album’s closing track, “Lady May,” are included as instant downloads with each digital album pre-order.

Recorded at Nashville’s The Butcher Shoppe studio, the 10-song record was produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson. In addition to Childers (vocals, acoustic guitar), the album features a variety of world-renowned musicians including Simpson (acoustic guitar, background vocals), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Miles Miller (drums, background vocals) and Russ Pahl (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, pedal steel, Jew’s harp) among others.

Of the album, the Lawrence Country, KY native comments, “I am extremely grateful for Miles Miller introducing me to Sturgill Simpson, and also for Sturgill and David Ferguson taking the time to work with me. I think we both wanted to make an album for east KY, and I reckon that’s what we did. It’s not about rock, or grass, or country…it’s just hollerin’ in the mountains and stirring shit up! The band Sturgill and David put together was an all-star cast, and an honor to work with and learn from. I hope to do it again, but once is more than most are blessed with. For that I am thankful.”

In support of the album, Childers will tour throughout 2017, including a show with Parker Millsap and Nikki Lane at Indianapolis’ Sun King Brewery on June 24, a performance on Mountain Stage on June 25 and a series of summer dates with Younder Mountain String Band. See below for full details.


1. I Swear (To God)

2. Feathered Indians

3. Tattoos

4. Born Again

5. Whitehouse Road

6. Banded Clovis

7. Purgatory

8. Honky Tonk Flame

9. Universal Sounds

10. Lady May


June 24—Indianapolis, IN—Sun King Brewery*

June 25—Charleston, WV—Mountain Stage at Culture Center Theater

June 27—Portsmouth, NH—Prescott Park†

June 28—LaFayette, NY—Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards†

July 3—Charlotte, NC—U.S. National Whitewater Center†

July 7—Irvine, KY—Estill County Fair

July 8—Black Mountain, NC—Pisgah Brewing Company†

July 9—Wilmington, NC—Greenfield Lake Amphitheater†

July 13—Asheville, NC—Grey Eagle

July 15—Decatur, GA—Eddie’s Attic

July 16—Decatur, GA—Eddie’s Attic

July 21—Cascade, WV—Deep Roots Mountain Revival

July 23—Oslo, Norway—Cafe Mono

July 25—London, U.K. —The Slaughtered Lamb

July 26—Amsterdam, Netherlands—Paradiso

July 28—Prestonsburg, KY—Mountain Arts Center

August 1—Kansas City, MO—The Riot Room‡

August 3—Abilene, TX—Grace Museum

August 4—Amarillo, TX—Hoots Pub‡

August 5—Denver, CO—Lost Lake Lounge‡

August 6—South Fork, CO—Rhythms on the Rio

August 7—Phoenix, AZ—Valley Bar‡

August 9—San Diego, CA—The Casbah‡

August 10—Los Angeles, CA—The Echo‡

August 12—San Francisco, CA—Hotel Utah Saloon‡

August 15—Portland, OR—Doug Fir Lounge‡

August 16—Seattle, WA—Sunset Tavern‡

August 18— Whitefish, MT—The Remington Bar‡

August 19—Bozeman, MT—Live from the Divide

August 22—Minneapolis, MN—7th Street Entry‡

August 25—Friendship, IN—Whispering Beard Festival

August 26—Lexington, KY—MoonTower Music Festival

September 12-17—Nashville, TN—AmericanaFest

September 24—Hazard, KY—The Forum+

*with Parker Millsap and Nikki Lane

†with Yonder Mountain String Band

‡with special guest Sammy Brue

+with Drive-By Truckers

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