Tyler Childers Takes You Behind The Scenes Of ‘Long Violent History’

Back in September, Tyler shocked the country world with the release of Long Violent Historya surprise album composed mainly of old fiddle tunes.

Of course the final track, the title track, was an unapologetic commentary on the current state of race relations and police brutality in the United States, especially in the Appalachian context of which Tyler was raised. Ultimately, the songs asks the question: what would happen if white country boys were getting shot in the streets by police?

“How many boys could they haul off this mountain
Shoot full of holes, cuffed and laying in the street
Til we come into town in a stark  ravin’ anger
Looking for answers, and armed to the teeth.”

“.30-06s and pappa’s old pistol
How many you reckon would it be, four or five
or would that be the start of a long violent history
of tucking our tails as we try to abide.”

He accompanied the song with a 6-minute video explaining his reasoning for writing and releasing the song, along with revealing his newfound sobriety. Naturally, some fans were pissed and some folks became overnight Tyler Childers fans. So goes it in our divided society.

And now today, Tyler has released quick video, featuring some behind the scenes footage of how the album was made.

“‘Long Violent History’ is a collection of instrumental pieces intended to create a sonic soundscape for the listener to set the tone to reflect on the last track. 100% of net proceeds from ‘Long Violent History’ go to support the Hickman Holler Appalachian Relief Fund.”

“Long Violent History”

“A Message From Tyler”

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