Tyler Hayes is a multiple awarding winning professional songwriter who has penned songs for Hilary Duff, Jesse McCartney, Bebe Winans & Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20), Tina Arena, Jo Dee Messina, and Gloriana, to name a few. Her first cut was “If This World”, recorded by Jaci Velasquez, a contemporary Christian artist. The song was #1 on the CCM charts for over 14 weeks, earning Tyler membership into the ASCAP #1 club.
Tyler received another ASCAP Most Performed Song award for her top 5 hit single “Bring It On Home” for Little Big Town. Her Christmas song “My Christmas Prayer”, which she co-wrote with Bebe Winans, was the title cut on Mr. Winans exclusive Christmas record for the Starbucks Co. for three consecutive years.
One of Tyler’s highlights, was her song “Right Now” (We Need One Another) co-written with Bebe Winans and Ross Copperman which was performed by Vince Gill, Wynonna Judd, and Bebe and Cece Winans on the Oprah Winfrey Post Election and Post Inauguration specials. Tyler had a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet with Oprah personally to discuss the creation of the song’s video and event.
In 2014, Tyler went back to her acting roots, making her first full length feature film, “As Dreamers Do”. The movie is a biopic on the life of Walt Disney. Tyler has a starring role, where she plays Walt’s mother, Fora Disney.
In 2012, after years of penning songs for celebrity recording artist, Tyler created THE SONG WORKSHOP, a creative therapy modality that uses songwriting as it’s principal tool. She continues this work in treatment centers, group therapy session, individual therapy sessions, and the like, within the continental United States.
Tyler is on the board of Collegiate Recovery at the University of Georgia, where she is beginning the journey of helping young people who struggle with addiction.
Raised in Thomasville, GA, Tyler ventured away from her Southern up bringing to attend New York University. She studied creative writing and music business, ultimately earning her BA and graduating with honors. After graduation, Tyler, moved to Los Angeles, where she signed her first publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music. She then went on to write for Word Music Publishing, Big Loud Shirt, and Razor & Tie. In 2011, Tyler founded Bloom Big Songs, a music publishing company.
Tyler currently resides just outside of Nashville in Franklin, TN.