In the midst of Music Row, its live music venues, or in a quiet room with some of Nash-
ville’s biggest writers, you will find Briana Tyson. Growing up in Orange County, Tyson knew
that her love of country music wasn’t supposed to stay in California. At the young age of 16, her
and her family made the move to Nashville, chasing a dream that had been with Briana for
years. As soon as she got to town, Tyson immediately took to the Nashville lifestyle, writing mu-
sic daily, telling stories that 16 year olds normally do not tell. As she grew as a songwriter and
performer, her hard work began to pay off as opportunities arose, giving her national exposure.
As one of the youngest top 100 finalists on season 10 of American Idol, she gained a fan base
and a new appreciation of the hard work it takes to make it in the music business.
Briana Tyson doesn’t fit into the mold of your typical Nashville country artist. In fact,
there aren’t very many molds that Briana does fit into. With her soulful voice, honest lyrics, and
dedication to stay true to herself, she has made being different seem almost normal. Instead of
writing in a journal at night like most girls her age, she writes her stories into songs, eager to tell
them to anyone who will listen. Her honesty and passion are evident with every performance.
Whether it be for 50 people at a local music venue, or in a 2,000 seat theatre sharing the stage
with Vince Gill, she never fails to captivate the hearts of every audience.
At 23 years old, Briana’s career has just begun. She is currently writing and recording for
her second studio album which she will be co-producing, and is set to release in 2016. Although
new on the scene, Tyson brings with her traits that some of the most polished musicians in town
still seek to acquire. “It’s hard to become successful without people trying to change who you
are,” says Tyson. “But this is who I am, and I’m just going to sing until I find people who love me
for it.” With her heart, humor, and determination, Briana Tyson is surely someone you will be
hearing a lot about in the years to come.
Check Briana out online!
-Opening act for Blake Shelton 2006
-Opening act for Craig Morgan 2012
-Opening act for Vince Gill 2013
-Opening act for Clint Black 2013
-Opening act for Neal Mccoy 2013
-Performed on stage with the Grammy Nominated Time Jumpers 2013 (LINK: https://youtu.be/asJmXnHIKpY)
-Official artist at William Morris Agency
-Endorsed by McPherson Guitars
-Co-Produced and wrote every song on debut EP "Back To Me"
-Top 100 finalist on season 10 of American Idol
-Multiple song holds from artists that include Julianne Hough, Trisha Yearwood, and Gretchen Wilson
-Song cuts from independent artists such as Tyler Barham, Alex Hall, Borrowed Blue, Nicole Frechette, and more..
-1st place in 14-16 age division, and 4th overall in the Music City Rising Star vocal competition in Nashville, TN 2007
-Won the Nashville division of the Texaco Country Showdown 2011
Soul, Pop, Country