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Mayor of Lexington Declares June 4 ‘Tyler Childers Day’ During Railbird Festival

June 6, 2023 9:15 am GMT

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Tyler Childers’ electric headlining set at Railbird 2023 this past weekend was given an added sense of occasion when the Mayor of Lexington, Linda Gorton, introduced the Kentucky singer-songwriter.

After singing Childers’ praises, Gorton announced that the date of his performance - June 4th - would from now on be celebrated as ‘Tyler Childers Day’ across Lexington.

Given the fact that Tyler Childers was born around 150 miles away from Lexington, in Lawrence County, this was undoubtedly a hugely special moment for the ‘Lady May’ hitmaker.

Childers has become one of the most revered figures to have emerged out of Kentucky's thriving country-folk scene over the past decade or so. His eccentric, boundary-pushing sound has captured the ears and hearts of millions of listeners, with Tyler Childers still drawing the devotion and loyalty of a cult following.

Earlier in the festival, Railbird attendees were able to see eye-catching performance from Zach Bryan, Charles Wesley Godwin, Sierra Ferrell, Madeline Edwards and more.

Following his appearance at Railbird Festival, Tyler Childers is now continuing his popular Send in the Hounds tour, with dates lined up across the next few months in Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Minnesota, New York, Massachusetts and more.

Tyler Childers’ Send in the Hounds run of dates are in support of his widely acclaimed 2022 triple-album, Can I Take My Hounds To Heaven?, which has produced fan-favourite tracks such as ‘Angel Band’, ‘Way of the Triune God’ and ‘Heart You've Been Tendin’’.

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Featured photo by Laura Ord.

Written by Maxim Mower
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