This story has been updated.
The bad news is that if you’ve been holding your breath for that big Tyler Childers tour ever since his dual arena tour with Sturgill Simpson got rudely cancelled by COVID-19, you’re going to have to hold out for a little longer. The good news for Tyler and his wife and fellow performer Senora May is that the couple is expecting their first child.
On Saturday (4-23), Senora May played the Mountain Mushroom Festival in Irvine, KY in her home region of Estill County. While performing, she announced that she is expecting, and then the assembled crowd got a rare treat as Senora handed off the guitar and mic to her “baby daddy” as she said it, and Childers played a few songs including “Bottles and Bibles” to finish the set.
Senora May also said she’s going to be taking the rest of the year off, and word is Tyler Childers will be taking it easy as well. How this factors into the release of a new album from Childers, we’ll just have to see, though the young family will have plenty of money coming in. Though Tyler’s album Purgatory was released all the way back in 2017, it continues to be one of the most popular titles in all of country music, regularly charting in the Top 15 in country, and receiving some 7 million streams weekly.
Tyler Childers does have a few engagements on the calendar. He’ll be playing a very special set at this year’s DelFest in Cumberland, Maryland the last weekend of May where he’ll be backed by The Travelin’ McCourys and picking bluegrass. He’ll also be playing at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival on Friday, June 17th, as well as Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic on July 4th. Childers continues to be very selective with his tour dates, only playing big events.
Tyler Childers will also be participating in “An Evening With Healing Appalachia,” streaming on April 28th at 8pm ET on Mandolin. Tickets are free with a suggested donation of $10, benefitting Healing Appalachia.
Senora May released her latest record All of My Love featuring Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield in February of 2021.
Tyler Childers at the Mushroom Festival in Estill county. pic.twitter.com/fxCd7Si9rZ— Big Blue Express (@bigbluexpress) April 23, 2022