Tyler Childers' 'Purgatory' Debuts at #1 on Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart

Tyler Childers' Purgatory debuts this week at #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart with over 6,000 equivalent albums sold. The album also lands at #17 on the Country Albums chart and #4 on the Americana/Folk Albums chart.

Out now on Hickman Holler Records via Thirty Tigers (purchase here), the 10-song album was recorded at Nashville's The Butcher Shoppe studio and was produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson. Watch Childers perform the album track, "Whitehouse Road," HERE.

In addition to Childers (vocals, acoustic guitar), the album features a variety of world-renowned musicians including Simpson (acoustic guitar, background vocals), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Miles Miller (drums, background vocals) and Russ Pahl (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, pedal steel, Jew's harp) among others

Of the album, the Lawrence Country, KY native comments, "I am extremely grateful for Miles Miller introducing me to Sturgill Simpson, and also for Sturgill and David Ferguson taking the time to work with me. I think we both wanted to make an album for east KY, and I reckon that's what we did. It's not about rock, or grass, or country...it's just hollerin' in the mountains and stirring shit up! The band Sturgill and David put together was an all-star cast, and an honor to work with and learn from. I hope to do it again, but once is more than most are blessed with. For that I am thankful."

In support of the album, Childers will tour throughout 2017, including an August west coast headline run, a September residency at Nashville's The Basement, a special show supporting Drive-By Truckers in KY on September 24, and a show at New York's Mercury Lounge onOctober 18. See below for full details.

1. I Swear (To God) ?
2. Feathered Indians ?
3. Tattoos ?
4. Born Again ?
5. Whitehouse Road ?
6. Banded Clovis ?
8. Honky Tonk Flame ?
9. Universal Sound
10. Lady May ?
August 15-Portland, OR-Doug Fir Lounge
August 16-Seattle, WA-Sunset Tavern
August 18- Whitefish, MT-The Remington Bar
August 19-Bozeman, MT-Live from the Divide (SOLD-OUT)
August 22-Minneapolis, MN-7th Street Entry
August 25-Friendship, IN-Whispering Beard Folk Festival
August 26-Lexington, KY-MoonTower Music Festival
September 2-Huntington, WV-Huntington Music & Arts Festival
September 11-Nashville, TN-The Basement*
September 12-17-Nashville, TN-AmericanaFest
September 16-Irvine, KY-Kickin' It On The Creek
September 17-Bristol, VA-Bristol Rhythm & Roots
September 18-Nashville, TN-The Basement†
September 20- Charlotte, NC-Neighborhood Theatre
September 21-Carrboro, NC-Cat's Cradle Back Room
September 23-Gallipolis, OH-River Rat Beer & Music Festival
September 24-Hazard, KY-The Forum+
September 25-Nashville, TN-The Basement§
September 28-Columbus, OH-The Basement
September 29-Washington, DC-Songbyrd
September 30-Roseland, VA-Devil's Backbone
October 1-Aberdeen, NC-Rooster's Wife
October 17-Philadelphia, PA-The Boot & Saddle
October 18-New York, NY-Mercury Lounge
October 20-Boston, MA-The Red Room at Café 939
October 21-Albany, NY-The Hollow (ON-SALE 8/18)
October 24-Montréal, QC-Le Divan Orange
October 25-Toronto, ON-The Drake Hotel
October 26-Cleveland, OH-Beachland Tavern
October 27-Marietta, OH-Adelphia Music Hall
November 2-Indianapolis, IN-The Hi-Fi
November 3-Chicago, IL-Schubas Tavern
November 4-Milwaukee, WI-COLECTIVO COFFEE
November 7-Des Moines, IA-Vaudeville Mews (ON-SALE 8/18)
November 8-Lawrence, KS-Bottleneck (ON-SALE 8/18)
November 9-Columbia, MO-Rose Music Hall
November 10-St. Louis, MO-Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
*with special guest Miles Miller
†with special guest William Matheny
‡co-headline with Colter Wall
+with Drive-By Truckers
§with special guest Kelsey Waldon

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