Country music artist Tyler Rich (“The Difference”) set to perform Medina’s Thirsty Cowboy – News-Herald
On a recent trip home, things got weird for the Northern California native. rich tyler.
The country singer’s tour happened to play in Sacramento a few days before Halloween.
“I’ve always loved Halloween and horror movies, so we did a full-fledged party that was just crazy,” Tyler Rich said, calling in from his Nashville home.
“We had the whole LED wall behind us change into a fiery ‘Stranger Things’ sky that looked like The Upside Down.”
From there, a Demogorgon surfed as the band jammed for an entire evening.
Rich wraps up his headlining tour, with a return to Medina honkytonk the Thirsty Cowboy scheduled for November 19.
The singer remembers the venue well considering it was one of the last performances before the world shut down in 2020.
“We were on the opening tour for our LANCO friends,” Rich said. “We’ve just been shooting for years and years. It’s earning your right – that’s what we like to call it. I think we have to play 30 minutes at this show.
“I remember LANCO had a big setup, and we could barely fit our drums on stage, so I ran into the drummer. That’s what comes with opening tours. Now we’re excited to be back , to have the whole scene and not trip over each other. Well, we’ll probably still trip over each other. It happens. We put a lot into it. It’s a show flow cool.
Over the past few years, Rich has garnered nearly 4 million global streams with his debut effort, “Thousand Miles,” which featured “The Difference” gold sale. Later came the singles “Better Than You’re Used To” and “A Little Bit of You”.
Instead of thinking about his second release, Rich decided to follow the industry trend of releasing singles – which he will collect for a possible album project.
Currently there are two tunes on the radio, but one is not what you expect. “Thinkin’ We’re in Love” is an English-French duet with one of Canada’s most famous bilingual singer-songwriters, Marie-Mai.
There’s also the nerve-wracking “Trucks Don’t Lie,” which speaks more directly to Music Row.
“‘Thinkin’ We’re in Love’ is a complete country-pop collab,” Rich said. “Marie-Mai is huge in Quebec. She forced me to sing it in French too. This song is #5 on pop radio in Quebec, which is crazy.
“Trucks Don’t Lie” is a bit more organic. There’s angst – your traditional country story with a Tyler Rich pop-rock production on it.
Fans attending the Medina show can expect to hear the new tracks, as well as, possibly, a postponement of “Stranger Things.”
“At this Halloween show, we played almost a punk-rock version of Kate Bush’s ‘Running up That Hill’,” Rich said.
“It was so cool that the idea of maybe keeping it for the rest of the year came up. So, I don’t know, Medina might have a bit of a ‘Stranger Things’ vibe, we’ll see.
When: 10 p.m. Nov. 19.
Where: Thirsty Cowboy, 2743 Medina Road, Medina.
Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 the day of the show.
Information: 330-722-5400 or thirstcowboys.com.