Tyler Ray Ward (born March 12, 1990) is an American independent singer, writer, producer and philanthropist.
Tyler was born in Katy, Texas, USA, and relocated to Parker, Colorado, USA as a young child. Before Ward had an interest in music, he was focused on athletics. After graduating from high school, Ward enrolled at the United States Air Force Academy Preparatory School, where he played football. Ward's temperament was incompatible with military discipline, however, and he dropped out. After leaving the Air Force Academy, Ward was accepted into the University of Northern Colorado and started to write songs while seeking a journalism degree. Tyler credits his mom for his musical talent.
Ward has become a well known artist in part through his use of social media, posting a mix of his covers and originals on YouTube.