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 addition to her songwriting career, Tyler is both an actress and singer. Tyler began her singing career as a high school student in south Georgia. She went on to study with the late David Sorin Collyer in Manhattan while attending NYU. She has been performing ever since. Tyler is currently on the road performing songs from her latest two albums and her hits as a songwriter.
Tyler began her acting career in high school while a member of the Thomasville Music & Drama Troupe under the direction of Fred Allen. She then went on to study in New York and Los Angeles. After many years of working solely in the music industry, she landed the lead role of Flora Disney in the film As Dreamers Do. Tyler continues to pursue both music and film. She is looking forward to more work ‘on-screen’ in the future.
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 served on the Board of Collegiate Recovery at the University of Georgia, where she is continuing her journey in helping those who struggle with addiction.
Raised in Thomasville, GA, Tyler ventured away from her Southern upbringing 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.