Tyler Hudson is set to launch first EP, 12 months after performing on the television show The X Factor.CHRIS RODDA June 27, 2014 3:01am
Social media savvy has pushed Tyler Hudson’s debut recording into the iTunes singer-songwriter top 10 on pre-orders before it is even released.
‘‘It was at eight this morning and I think it’s back to 10 now,’’ the Echuca singer said on Wednesday, a day after launching the six-track EP Beautiful Life online.
‘‘The singer-songwriter charts are your Ed Sheerans, Passenger, Angus and Julia Stone
‘‘I recorded it in Melbourne with a gentleman I met through X Factor (Daniel Kelart), another artist. He’s not affiliated with the show, but was a connection I made through the show.
‘‘He was another artist and we became friends and I found out he had a studio.
‘‘We just clicked very well .
Mr Hudson said his experience on X Factor helped him build a profile.
‘‘It took me two years to get to 1000 likes on my Facebook page and then the night my audition aired on X Factor last year, I got 1000 likes that night and picked up another 1000ish through the course of the show,’’ he said.
‘‘I was freaking out that my promo had 10,000 views on YouTube and now my audition has 850,000 views.
‘‘It gets watched a couple of thousand times a week and I’ll get likes on my Facebook page from Italy and Brazil just because it’s out on YouTube and people just stumble across it.’’
A video for the single I Love Us launched on YouTube this week.
‘‘That was filmed locally here, down the Port, at Ceres and down by the river so really trying to showcase Echuca as well in the film clip and draw a bit of attention to just being a country boy out here,’’ the Texan expatriate said.
‘‘A lot of my stuff has a pretty country flair and those fans tend to be very loyal, country fans, because it is the real life experiences and the family man sort of stuff that people can attach to.’’
Mr Hudson’s release party, at the American Hotel on July 5, will be his first show with a band
‘‘We’ll do it in the afternoon because I find that kids, because they’ve seen me on TV, they’re always the ones that come down and dance around in front of me when I’m playing,’’ Mr Hudson said.
‘‘People that come, I don’t know what they’re gonna expect but they’re gonna get a very folk country vibe from my original stuff.’’
Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed it will be pressing on with its $100 million redevelopment of SPC Ardmona.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Mary and Molly Byrne are urging others to support National Bandanna Day today.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
The annual Deniliquin Garage and Town Sale event is being held tomorrow, and more than 16 homes are registered for the bargain day.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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