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  GRACE TYLER - I Wish I Smoked - Independent Release

Grace Tyler, one of the fresh and most talented young faces on the rising country music circuit, has released her latest tune, one that will continue her escalation of notoriety, respect, and status.  “I Wish I Smoked” is available digitally and on all streaming platforms now.

Written by Tyler along with Cooper Bascom, Noah West, and Davey Arnold, “I Wish I Smoked” is an emotionally-honest portrayal of her experience with an ex and how their toxic relationship continues to rear its ugly head.  Wishing to cut ties for good, she details the lengths she would go to ultimately end things and move on.  Personally, this was a song with which Tyler connected with immediately, and was inevitably going to be released to the masses.

“I’m so excited to be releasing ‘I Wish I Smoked’,” Grace said.  “This was a song that the moment we wrote it I knew I was going to release it.  I know I’m obsessed with a song when I can’t stop listening to it and I think I listened to the demo at least 30 times the night we wrote it, so I’m thrilled to finally share this song!”

From the song’s onset, it’s a somber approach to a post-breakup effort.  Grace’s vocals immediately steal the spotlight, as she displays her stunning ability to invoke an emotional vibe solely through the tone of her voice as she croons her way through the vulnerable yet unapologetic lyrics.

Slowly drawing from a subdued ballad to a mid-tempo aggressively-passive ode to walking away, the song hits all the right feels for any listener who has experienced a difficult ending to a once-promising relationship.  The combination of the pop flare-induced sound to the musical arrangement coupled with Tyler’s countrified vocal delivery checks the boxes across multiple-genre influences that will appeal to the mainstream masses.

Making a name for herself with her “debut” collection of songs, including “Dust,” “Cowboys & Tequila,” “Bad Boy,” “My Mistake,” “Whatever It Is,” and “Texas & You”, Grace continues to take the next step in her career as she unveils new elements to her music with each release.

Tyler will be featured on Country Rebel’s live acoustic session as she performs “I Wish I Smoked” on June 21, along with other tunes including the aforementioned “My Mistake” as well as “Dinner’s Getting Cold” and “Jesus in a Bar” in the following weeks.

Fresh off her appearance at CMA Fest, Grace will be playing select shows across the country this summer, as well as major festivals including Country Jam in Mack, CO and Country Thunder in Twin Lakes, WI.

(Review Written By: Chad Carlson)



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