Tyler on Rolling Stone Country
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Tyler Farr on Musical Heartache, Redneck Hate and New Album
“If people don’t hate you, you’re doing something wrong,” says the heir to Hank Jr.’s rowdy throne
By Joseph Hudak May 1, 2015
“If people don’t hate you, you’re doing something wrong,” says Tyler Farr in his gruff, almost mumbling voice. He’s seated in a corner booth at a restaurant outside Nashville, a glass of brown liquor and a separate glass of Coke, no ice, in front of him. He never mixes his whiskey and sodas.
His music, however, beginning with his breakout hit “Redneck Crazy,” has certainly stirred up country music fans. Some herald Farr and his boisterous style as the second coming of Hank Williams Jr., while others malign him as loutish and overly brazen. Those in the latter camp likely came to that conclusion solely via “Redneck Crazy,” with its aggressive lyrics about driving onto a cheating girlfriend’s lawn and throwing beer cans at her window. As the Garden City, Missouri, native points out, they were empties.
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