Photography: Jenny Gummersall

The Colorado singer-songwriter releases a touching song just in time for Father’s Day.

Splitting his time between Nashville, Texas, and his home state of Colorado, Tyller Gummersall has had a lot to draw inspiration from, extracting his signature classic country sound right from the musical pages of artists like George Strait and Merle Haggard. Taking the pure country sound to heart, the up-and-coming talent started performing at an early age, playing at county fairs and at bars. It wasn’t long until he started taking his unique sound to a wider audience.

Gummersall has a formidable team behind him, having learned from two-time picking champion Gary Cook, vocal coach Raven Kane Campbell, and renowned songwriter Tony Arata (“The Dance”), among others. And that’s not to mention his enthusiastically supportive parents, abstract artist Greg and photographer Jenny Gummersall. (Those names are probably familiar to C&I readers, as we recently featured her captivating work.) Tyller has released two official albums, The Makings of a Man and Long Ride Home — the latter of which was helmed by Grammy-winning producer Lloyd Maines — along with EPs and hit-worthy singles like “Turned Around World” and “Love Me When I’m Down.”

The ever-busy singer released a fresh track just in time for Father’s Day entitled “Fathers and Sons.” He wrote it with Devon O’Day, a broadcaster at WSM (Nashville) and hit songwriter (recorded by Lee Ann Womack, Hank Williams Jr., Pam Tillis, Neal McCoy, Trace Adkins, and George Strait). The two met last fall while Gummersall was helping a friend deliver hay to O’Day’s place near Nashville. The song puts to words the importance and emotion of the father-son relationship. Enjoy the lyric video below.

For more on Tyller Gummersall, visit his website.