Tyler Dial, who graduated from the University of Texas on Friday, May 18, will release a graduation day single, “Truth in the Way,” followed by his full EP, Repaint, on Friday, May 25. The five-track EP was produced in creative partnership with Nashville’s Neon Cross Music, the publishing company helmed by the award-winning producer Jay Joyce.
Tyler Dial is a Phoenix native and a 2014 graduate of Brophy College Preparatory.
The creative and administration partnership is led by Neon Cross’ Melissa Spillman, previously Manager of A&R at Capitol Records Nashville and a fellow Texas Longhorn. Neon Cross will oversee administration of Dial’s music catalog with Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group.
Spillman and Neon Cross Music are responsible for developing two of the biggest new acts exploding on the Nashville music scene, alt-country band LANCO and soulful country songwriter Devin Dawson.
Repaint was produced by accomplished songwriters and musicians, Neon Cross’ Jeremy Spillman and Little Louder’s Ryan Tyndell, who also co-wrote several of the album’s tracks. The powerhouse duo brings a wealth of experience and imagination into the studio, having written songs recorded by country music superstars Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Little Big Town, LANCO, Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley and more. Acclaimed Nashville songwriters Ben Hayslip, Ryan Beaver, Lucie Silvas, Devin Dawson, Andy Albert and Kyle Fishman also join Dial on his Neon Cross Music-produced EP.
Album cover and website design for Repaint was created by Keith Brogden of Thinking Out Loud Design, with photos by music and fashion industry veteran, Alex Berger of Nashville-based Alex Berger Photography.
“I’m humbled and amazed by the team we are building and the progressive new art we’re creating,” said Dial. “No one knows better than I do, how truly lucky I am for the chance to learn and grow with the Neon Cross Music family.”
Though just 22 years-old, Dial has deep roots in country music and was recently named a BBVA Compass 2018 Brand Ambassador. His 2018 summer tour will include events in BBVA markets across the
U.S. as well as appearances tied to the bank’s agreement with the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, AEG, including concerts and brand activations at some of AEG’s key venues.
“Tyler has the talent, passion and drive required to succeed in music in Nashville and beyond, and we’re proud to help him launch his new music and career,” said Spillman.
In 2015, and with the help of Sirius XM’s The Highway channel, Dial charted his first record on country radio with “Damn Good Time”, a song he penned for his self-titled debut album. The album and hit song earned critical acclaim on the live music circuit across Texas, which he looks forward to expanding on with Spillman’s support.
During his four years at the University of Texas, Dial was a regular on the Austin, UT and Texas music scenes – with his eyes set on May 2018 and a full-time move to Nashville. To hear more great music and get updates from Tyler Dial, go to www.tylerdial.com