We've just stepped onto Tyler Farr's tour bus when the rugged country singer busts out a handle of Jack Daniels and asks an awaiting reporter if he wants a drink. This, ladies and gentleman, is Tyler Farr — a no-frills musician who pours his drinks as hard as he pours his heart into his songs.
"I listen to the radio and see where it's going, and try to be smart about it and see where I want my music to go," he says. "But I do what I do, and I don't got time to see what other people do."
And what he does is perform. A lot. The Missouri-born singer said he's been home maybe 30 days within the past year. Every other day, he working the circuit, traveling from city to city and playing shows — something he loves. With a platinum and gold record to his name, fans, it seems, are feeling his music, as well.
Although his newest single, "A Guy Walks Into a Bar" is more of a love song than a drinking song as its title implies, the idea of putting a few back isn't something Farr is afraid of. (Listen to the tune below.) As he sipped a red Solo cup of Jack, the "Redneck Crazy" singer spoke about some of his "most dangerous" drinking buddies. We got the PG-13 rated version.
"Some of these stories, I would love to get into detail about," Farr explains, "but I would put myself at risk along with every one of my friends. TMZ would be parked outside of my house."
Jason Aldean: "We became good friends. He's the kind of guy that when you mix me and him together — he drinks tequila, I drink whiskey — tequila and whiskey together equals bad. It's fun as hell, don't get me wrong, but it's like fire and gasoline." (Aldean's response: "That sounds about right… Fire and gasoline, that's pretty dead on.")
Lee Brice: "I think Lee wears the crown. The last time I was [in Vegas], I was on my way to my room and ran into him and Jerrod Niemann…. It was going to be a 2:00 a.m. bedtime curfew, and it ended up being a 5:00 a.m. bedtime curfew. And then we had a Cabela's' archery tournament the next day. When your hands are shaking profusely, it doesn't enhance your performance."
Randy Houser: "Randy can hold his own, don't let him fool you."
Jerrod Niemann: "I remember back in the days of playing the honky tonks in Nashville and Niemann literally bringing moonshine into the bar. My dad happened to be in town and before I knew it, me and Dad are drinking moonshine inside a bar in Nashville. I thought, all right, they haven't thrown us out yet."