Tyler Hubbard Releases Self-Titled Debut Album: Streaming
American singer-songwriter and former Florida Georgia Line, Tyler Hubbard released his self-titled debut album along with a new music video for “Small Town Me” on January 27, 2023.
The album comprises 18-track, produced by Tyler Hubbard, Jordan Schmidt and Jesse Frasure.
Also, Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Bebe Rexha, and Russell Dickerson contributed the songs to the album.
Tyler Hubbard said of the album, “For me to be releasing my first album as a solo artist, it means everything. I've poured my heart and soul into this album, and I'm so excited to finally share it with y'all. This project is more than just a record to me - it's where I come from, where I've been, and who I am now. Songwriting and making music is one of the greatest joys in my life, and being able to share this album and these songs with y'all means the world to me. Thanks for being on this ride with me. This is just the beginning.”
He continued, “I'm thankful to all the co-writers and my producer, Jordan Schmidt, who helped make this a reality. Most artists don't get the chance to release a second 'first' album. Hopefully it makes you want to come to a show and hang out because most of these songs were created to play live.”
- He said of the music video for “Small Town Me”, “I think growin up in a small town impacted the type of music I make and I really wanted that to come through in the song and video for "Small Town Me." Whether it was riding dirt bikes as a kid, the car detailing business I had growing up or falling in love with music in church, each little snapshot in the video comes from different parts of my life that made me into who I am today. I hope y'all can hear your own story in it too.”
Tyler Hubbard explained of some tracks for the album via Apple Music.
“Me For Me”
“I wrote 'Me For Me' with my good buddies Thomas Rhett and Russell Dickerson. We weren't even planning on writing that day but it just kinda happened. It quickly became one of my favorite songs on the album. We know each other so well that I think this song could have only been written with these two.”
“Dancin' in the Country”
“I just told the guys, 'Hey, I'd love to just write something fun, something that makes you want to dance, and something that'll make my kids want to dance at these dance parties they want to have every night.' We had been doing that at the house for a while, and I was just taking notes on how they react to songs I wrote, react to songs they hear. And I just found a correlation with great songs and what would make them just move and dance and feel good. And then it just kind of rolled from there and turned into what it was.”
“5 Foot 9”
“It's just a great love song. And it's the same message you've heard a million times. And the same song has been written: [Kenny Chesney's] 'The Good Stuff'—you know what I mean? But we wanted to put a different spin on it and make it unique. And it just felt like it was not only paying tribute in showcasing my love for my wife, but also the simple things in life.”
“Everybody Needs a Bar”
“We were joking around, just trying to come up with something to write about that day. And me, Zach Kale, and Jordan [Schmidt], my producer, we just were kind of talking about, 'Hey, everybody's got a bar in downtown [Nashville] these days. And if you don't have a bar, what are you even doing?' So, again, we just had fun with it, and it was a song that I kept going back to as a demo. I just couldn't stop listening to it. I thought, 'You know what? This needs to probably be on the album. This is a fun song and something that'd be really fun to play live.'”
“I was going through a hard time, for sure. And then, you look around, you talk to friends, you realize, 'Man, everybody's going through a hard time.' And I think that specific day, this concept was born from that: 'Let's write something fun that's going to inspire us and give us some sort of joy today, but also let's be vulnerable and real with how we're feeling and what we're going through and where we're at.' And again, just the common narrative of 'what don't kill you makes you stronger.' Just that same concept but said from a different perspective and really trying to channel vulnerability and realness in what we're going through and trying to find some healing through this music, I hope. That's one of my goals with this album. I hope that it does bring healing through certain songs like 'Tough.'”
“Miss My Daddy”
“I was having a rough night. One of my friends had lost her dad recently, and I was kind of channeling emotions from that, and it was taking me back. Just thought I'd write myself a therapeutic song that would feel good. Next thing you know, I'm putting the album together and I'm thinking, 'Man, as much as I don't want to put this song on the album, I think it's absolutely necessary to tell my story fully because this is a huge piece of who I am and a huge part of my story.' And also to show it's OK to be vulnerable. It's OK to be raw. I want to show that to the people. I want people to know that I struggle, too. I've been through hard times. Fifteen years, it still hits me every now and then.”
- source : Apple Music