- Thu, Oct 19 , 2017 8:00PM
AUSTIN, TX (June 21, 2017) – Country duo, Waterloo Revival will perform at The Belmont on October 19. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 25 at 10:00 AM.
When WATERLOO REVIVAL’s Cody Cooper met his bandmate George Birge in middle school, he inspired his new friend to express himself through music — a path that drastically affected both their lives. "By seventh grade I was hooked and Cody and I were writing songs together,” George admits.
The duo continued to play together through high school, but parted ways so the guys could pursue an education. Cody headed to the University of North Texas in Denton, while George stayed in their hometown of Austin to attend the University of Texas. The pair would play together during Cody's visits back home all through college. By 2012, their musical chemistry was undeniable and George made the hard sell, convincing Cody to return home in order for them to focus all their energy into music. WATERLOO REVIVAL was soon born, taking its moniker from their beloved hometown.
"Before it was Austin, our hometown was called Waterloo," Cody explains. "Eventually, it was renamed to honor the 'Father of Texas' Stephen F. Austin."
"We were so heavily influenced by the Austin music scene growing up," George adds, "we decided on the name Waterloo Revival in order to bring Austin music heritage to the rest of the world."
In June of 2016 WATERLOO REVIVAL signed to Toby Keith’s record label, Show Dog Nashville, and joined him on the “Toby Keith Interstates & Tailgates Tour sponsored by Ford F-Series” where they continued to push their music out to the world, developing a dedicated fan base along the way. Leading off 2017 touring behind their brand new single, “What Guy Wouldn’t,” WATERLOO REVIVAL continues their forward momentum.
JUST ADDED: Tyler Dial as opening support for Waterloo Revival!
At the fresh age of 22, Tyler Dial is fast becoming an accomplished singer, songwriter, recording artist, and entertainer. Having performed extensively on his own around the desert southwest, as well as having opened for numerous nationally acclaimed recording artists, Ty is currently working on the follow-up record to his “west-coast, street-country” self-titled debut.
Four years ago, Ty adopted his father’s home state of Texas. He is currently pursuing a degree from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, with plans to graduate in the spring 2018.
Naturally, with all the great country music heritage that Austin has to offer, Ty is fast becoming an active participant in the live music scene, where he has opened for artists like Cody Johnson, Pat Green, Wade Bowen, Jack Ingram, Cole Swindell, Jake Owen, and more. During his summer breaks and time off, Ty lives in Nashville where he explores his songwriting craft.
On his recent self-titled (concept) album, you will find a unique blend of contemporary thought, combined with forward leaning fiddle, lap, pedal steel, and dobro guitar parts, all brought to life by none-other-than Grammy winning artists such as: Lloyd Maines, Jimmy Mattingly, Bruce Bouton. The amazing Joanna Cotton, an artist in her own right (currently out with Eric Church), who provided a powerful set of background vocals. The record was produced by Bob Hoag at Flying Blanket Studios in Arizona and the break-out single, “Damn Good Time,” was mixed by the incredible Chuck Ainlay out of Sound Stage in Nashville.
Tyler’s work is inspired by established and new artists alike. On one end of the spectrum his influences range from Garth Brooks, The Rolling Stones, and The Eagles to Sam Hunt, The Brothers Osborne, and Little Big Town on the other. You’ll even find a banjo and fiddle forward (hard driving) cover of KISS’s “Hard Luck Woman” combined with a soulful rendition of Amos Lee’s “Flower,” representing the only two cuts not written by Ty on the album.
This year, Tyler looks forward to completing his second album, touring selective dates throughout Texas, California, Colorado, and his home state of Arizona, before hitting the road for good in the Summer of 2018, once he’s finally graduated from the University of Texas.