Songwriter / Music Producer / Film Producer / Manager
Tammy Hyler’s career path took a few creative turns before
leading her to Nashville. After graduating from high school
in her hometown of Mesa, Arizona, Hyler moved to
Los Angeles to attend college at the Fashion Institute Of
Design Merchandising to pursue her love of fashion, but
soon, her creative side took over.
Hyler left FIDM after a year and a half and got a day job
instead, working at one of the most successful talent
agencies in the world...Creative Artists Agency. By day,
Hyler learned from the inside, all about the film and TV
industry, and by night, she moonlighted performing country
music with the band she formed...Tammy Hyler and
Full House. Her day gig at the front desk at CAA, working
under 2 of Hollywood’s biggest moguls, Michael Ovitz and
Ron Meyer, soon landed her the job as assistant to another
of Hollywood’s biggest moguls...Jeffrey Katzenburg, head of
Disney Studios/Touchstone Pictures, and one of the famed
founders of DreamWorks. "I spent thirteen years in L.A.
working in the film industry by day and making music at
night, but the last five I was super focused on my music. In L.A. it wasn’t easy to be a country
artist, there were only a few of us like myself, Jeffrey Steele and Boy Howdy, but then Garth hit, and all of a sudden, country was all the rage! My band and I were booked everywhere, The Palomino, The Central (now The Viper Room), Marix on Sunset, The Troubadour, even The Roxbury on Sunset. I’d be on stage playing my set and celebrities like Sylvester Stallone, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez and Demi Moore, and Sting would come watch me play."
Eventually, Nashville’s pull was too strong to resist, and in 1993, Tammy packed up and moved to the Music City. Before long, Hyler’s songs were being recorded by many of country music’s heavyweights. Her first #1 came with Collin Raye’s “I Can Still Feel You” and was soon followed by another #1, Martina McBride’s “I Love You,” which ended up becoming Martina’s biggest radio hit of her career. The song spent five weeks at the top of the charts and was featured in the Julia Roberts movie, Runaway Bride. Throughout her time in Nashville, Tammy has amassed an amazing catalog of hits and other recordings from George Strait, Shania Twain, Julio Iglesias, Jr., Pam Tillis, Journey, Clay Walker...and additional recordings by Martina McBride and Collin Raye, just to name a few.
During Tammy’s twenty-plus years in Nashville, she has been signed to staff-writer deals with the world’s largest publishing company, Sony ATV, along with independent publishers Little Big Town, Godfather Rich Muzik (owned by country music and tv star, John Rich) and Skyline Music (owned by Paul Worley, producer of Dixie Chicks, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride and many more).
Hyler’s songs have been in hundreds of television shows and several major motion pictures including Runaway Bride, Desperate Housewives, Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen, and the Rene Zellweger, Harry Connick Jr. movie, New In Town.
In 2013, Hyler produced her first motion picture, Like A Country Song, starring Billy Ray Cyrus (“Achy Breaky Heart” and the tv show, Hannah Montana and Still The King), Joel Smallbone (lead singer of Christian rock band For King and Country) and Boo Boo Stewart (Twilight saga Eclipse, Breaking Dawn 1 and 2...and X-Men: Days of Future Past). She also co-wrote and co- produced 9 of the movie’s songs, including the radio single and title track by Billy Ray Cyrus...and spearheaded the formation of the movie’s soundtrack. Hyler also associate produced Christmas movie, Evergreen Christmas, starring Robert Loggia, Naomi Judd, and Greer Grammer, and in 2015 Hyler associate produced, acted in, and even 2nd AD’d the much anticipated film I’m Not Ashamed, the true story of Rachel Joy Scott, the first victim of the 1999 Columbine high school shootings, released by PureFlix on September 9, 2016.
In 2016, Hyler co-produced and scored a documentary on the important issue of teen homelessness in America called Lost In America, gaining the support of mega stars involved with the project such as Jon Bon Jovi, Miley Cyrus, Russell Simmons, Jewel, Halle Berry, and Rosario Dawson, set for release in late 2018.
In fall of 2017, Hyler began managing a young, up and coming singer/songwriter she was sharing some successful cuts with...Alexis Ebert, and landed Ebert a major publishing deal soon after signing the new artist. Hyler formed her own company, Smashville Entertainment, to include her music management division under the same roof as her film/television development, and her own songwriting publishing as well.
Overall, Hyler’s film releases have been critical and financial successes, and her songs have brought in more than $13 Million in earnings to herself, her co-writers and music publishers. Hyler has also received numerous ASCAP awards, and NSAI awards, and was recently nominated for a Dove award.
Hyler is also a die-hard Nashville Predators fan...Go Preds!