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Life Is Sweet For Honey Grove Native Tyler Bryant

Touring all across the US and Europe has become commonplace for him and his band in recent years, but Tyler Bryant's talents were locally sourced in Honey Grove, Texas not so long ago where he learned about the blues and honed his vocal and guitar skills. He has since moved to Nashville, written and hung out with music greats, opened for icons like Guns 'N Roses and AC/DC, married Rebecca Lovell of Larkin Poe, and released numerous albums as Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown.

Tyler recently spoke with Notably Texan on July 21, ahead of a performance in Paris near his hometown, to catch up on everything from his early days learning from blues guitarist Roosevelt Twitty and releasing music as a solo artist in his teens, to his transition to Music City and the evolution of his sound with The Shakedown.

Listen to Notably Texan on KETR, weekdays from 11am-2pm for a unique mixture of great songs featuring Texas artists, and occasional interviews with the names behind the music.

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Born in Dallas, Texas, Matt moved to the Sulphur Springs area in 1990 and settled in Commerce shortly thereafter. Having dreamed of working in radio since childhood, he began working at KETR while taking Radio-Television courses at Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1993. Matt has transitioned from a part-time worker and pupil of KETR, to the station’s Chief Announcer/Producer and supervisor of student broadcasters. A familiar voice of 88-9 KETR, Matt has hosted such shows as The Late Nite Lion, and can currently be heard as host of Notably Texan.