Tyler Williams is a country music singer and race car driver from Stone Mountain, Ga. In addition to racing and music, Williams is also a published author: He released I Have a Voice in the spring of 2016.
At the age of 11, Williams took part in a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Atlanta's Fox Theater, igniting his love of the stage. A failed performance as a young teenager left him afraid to pursue that goal. Following a breakup in college, an impromptu karaoke night performance made him decide to try music again. After years of work, Tyler released Good For Me, the lead single off his debut album October 2017.
After attending his first NASCAR race as a kid, Tyler knew he wanted to race on the high banks of Atlanta Motor Speedway. Without a clear path, Tyler sat on the sidelines watching NASCAR races on TV year after year. Finally, at 19 years old, an opportunity appeared for Tyler to race. Over the last decade, he has competed on asphalt and dirt as a NASCAR All-American, VRA and USAC West Coast Series driver.
"No one has sang country music and raced at the highest levels of NASCAR since Marty Robbins. I want to be that guy. I have that gut level feeling that says go for it. I can't deny myself the opportunity to see if we can do it. How special would that be?"
This Stone Mountain, GA native was reared in a household with parents that spun the hits of Marvin Gaye and Michael W. Smith while Tyler and his older brother were discovering the hit makers of the 90s --- Alan Jackson, George Strait, Boyz II Men & Mariah Carey. Recognizing early on that he wanted a career in entertainment, he would capture a role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and performed for two years at the Fox Theater in Atlanta at ages 11 and 12. However, a failed performance at age 13 in a rock band caused him to change directions. Tyler would then spend his summers with his uncles in the auto shop learning the mechanics behind combustion engines and began his path to the NASCAR All-American, VRA and USAC West Coast sprint car racing series. After nearly a decade of milestones that would find him capturing his first victory lane among 15 years veterans during his fourth year as a driver and finishing as the #2 ranked driver in his series, he decided to finally overcome his fear of the stage and redirect his focus to music. This journey would spawn a debut ep Believe Again and book I Have a Voice, the inspirational and motivational look at the lessons he’s learned in racing and music. Continuing to hone his craft while he furthers his racing career, Tyler has debuted preview singles Good for Me and Simple from his sophomore release. Good For Me, a song co-penned by Tyler and produced by Jonathan Roye (Kelsea Ballerini, Hunter Hayes & Kid Rock), is available on iTunes, Spotify and all major online retailers and serves as the title track for his album releasing on January 26. Fans can pre-order the album now on iTunes.