Fresh from a performance and a New Artist of the Year nod at the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards alongside a non-stop touring schedule with Big Daddy Weave and We Are Messengers, Micah Tyler released his first full-length album Different (Fair Trade Services) on Friday. Critics have noted Tyler's musical mark, sharing "Tyler proves he's an artist to watch as he emerges into his own lane with Different" (The Christian Beat) and "A great way to end a great year of music, Micah's music ought not to be missed if you are a fan of pop, acoustic, CCM..." (365 Days of Inspiring Media). The title track "Different" is currently in the top 10 on the National Christian Audience Chart, with over 60 stations on the song. Tyler just surprised fans by dropping a music video supporting the song.
"I wrote the song 'Different' a few years ago, but I feel like the Lord is teaching it to me in a whole new way right now," shares Tyler. "A few months ago, we found out that my grandmother has blood cancer. As hard as it's been to watch her lose her hair as she takes her treatments, her faith has remained intact. A few weeks later, Hurricane Harvey came for my hometown. In two days, 44 inches of rain poured on my house. As we're in the process of replacing the flooring and re-leveling our foundation, we keep waiting on things to get back to normal. Then just a few weeks ago, we found out that my little brother Daniel has stage four colon cancer. After the shock and the tears, my family is preparing to fight by his side as he gets ready to start chemo. In the midst of all this, the prayer that I kept praying was, 'Jesus, can you just change these things? Can you stop the cancer? Can you stop the storms?' But He's chosen not to stop these things just yet. I'm finding out that sometimes the best question is not, 'Jesus, can you change these things around me?' but rather, 'God, can you change me so that I can handle the things that you're walking me through?' So I keep singing and praying and believing the words of 'Different' because I know that He is changing me. That's making all the difference."
"Different" follows Tyler's previous success at radio with "Never Been A Moment" hitting no. 1 at radio on multiple charts. His performance of the hit aired last night on the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards exclusively broadcasted on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN).