Tyler Childers to Play Prestigious Bluegrass Stage in Telluride

Tyler Childers might not be going bluegrass, but he is going to Telluride as one of the headliners of the 2022 Telluride Bluegrass Festival in beautiful Colorado. Along with Molly Tuttle, Béla Fleck’s My Bluegrass Heart, Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi, the Punch Brothers, Tenacious D (Tenacious D ?!?), and many more, they will be ringing in the 49th year of bluegrass in the heart of the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado.

Telluride isn’t just a festival, it’s one of the long-standing traditions in bluegrass, and a bucket list stage to play for many performers, with the grounds ringed by majestic mountain peaks. Consider it like the Newport Folk Festival of bluegrass. That’s likely why Tyler Childers has chosen to play it when he probably could be out there selling out arenas if he wished.

That’s one of the reasons the Tyler Childers booking by Telluride is noteworthy. It has been incredibly quiet on the Tyler Childers front lately. Aside from playing a few festivals this summer and a 2-night stint at Red Rocks, he’s been mostly out of the public eye, perhaps putting in extra time working on his Country Squire pull behind, or a new album. The announcement of any public appearance by Tyler Childers is newsworthy these days. He is also booked to play the Avett Brothers destination fest in Mexico January 27th-31st, 2022.

In the year-end charts for Billboard, the Purgatory album from Tyler Childers originally released all the way back in 2017 was the 14th biggest album in all of country music in 2021. Just think about that. And in the overall artist ratings, he was 35th, ahead of names like Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith, and Keith Urban. That’s how big Tyler Childers is.

Oh and don’t worry, if you don’t have tickets to Telluride already, you don’t have to be concerned about being tempted into purchasing them, and figuring out how to fly to Colorado this summer. The Telluride Bluegrass Festival is already sold out, like it is pretty much every year even before the initial lineup is released.

But good on Telluride for landing Tyler Childers, and good for Tyler Childers that he gets to play such a legendary stage.

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