Release Date: Aug 2, 2019
Record label: RCA
Genre(s): Country, Americana, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Country
When it comes to Tyler Childers, it's tempting to read too much into album titles. Purgatory, his 2017 debut, did tend to hang suspended between the poles separating country and Americana, having its roots inflections feel spectral. Country Squire, on the other hand, is as sharp and stately as its title suggests. Working once again with producer Sturgill Simpson, Childers leans into the lean, twangy aspects of his sound without quite abandoning his cinematic ambition.