Tyler Hilton was singing and playing in coffee houses as a 15 year old, when a chance encounter with Los Angeles radio personalities
Mark and Brian from KLOS led to multiple appearances on their radio show, live concert dates with the duo, and national exposure.
He released his first album independently shortly thereafter, which led to major label interest and eventually signing to
Maverick/ Warner Records where he released "The Tracks of Tyler Hilton" which garnered two singles on the Billboard Top 40
While on tour promoting the album, Tyler was cast as his child hood hero Elvis Presley in "Walk the Line" where he worked
with T-Bone Burnett on the soundtrack, and for which he received a gold record.
An opportunity to sing on TV's "One Tree Hill,” a notorious breeding ground for new musical talent, led to a series long run,
several appearances on MTV's "TRL" with the cast, and a national tour with Gavin DeGraw and Michelle Branch who also sang
on the show. Taylor Swift admitted to being a fan, and asked Tyler to star in her music video "Tear Drops on My Guitar" which
became a huge crossover hit. The two appeared together live several times and later Tyler appeared via interactive video on
her stadium tour.
The independent comedy "Charlie Bartlett" followed with Robert Downey Jr. and Anton Yelchin and where Tyler met his wife,
Megan Park, who was also in the film.
Tyler moved to Nashville where he began exploring his family's country roots and made several records with notable producers
including Dan Huff, Nathan Chapman, Matt Serletic, and John Alagia. Sadly, non of these records saw the light of day, as staff
and roster upheaval plagued Warner Brother Records, and eventually led to Tyler's departure from the label. One of these unreleased
songs made their way to Joe Cocker, who recorded it on his final album. Tyler then started his own label, Hooptie Tune Records,
and released "Forget the Storm" the following year. It became the first record of Tyler's to gain international success
and led to several European tours and a new fervent fan base. His follow up, the mellow folky country album “Indian Summer,”
was recorded live in studio with a bluegrass band including his uncle, Tommy Hilton, on guitar.
While recording, Tyler landed a role in Halle Berry's "Extant" on CBS and continued to film the show over the course of its
two season run, touring and filming the holiday movie “Christmas on the Bayou” with Randy Travis, Ed Asner, and “One Tree
Hill” alum, Hilarie Burton, for which he also recorded the single “One Foot in the Bayou”.
Following the end of “Extant,” Tyler worked on a pilot for the ABC sitcom, "The Fluffy Shop" alongside Gabriel Iglesias.
Tyler is currently based in Los Angeles, where he’s working on a new album.