Country singer-songwriter Tyler Dial is reminiscing about a long gone romance in new release “Way Back When” via Virgin Music. The nostalgic runner is now available on all streaming platforms and digital retailers.

“‘Way Back When’ feels like the kind of nostalgic, Country songs that I grew up loving on Country radio,” shares Dial. “I remember driving home from the songwriting session in 2019 like it was yesterday, with the windows down and the demo on repeat. I’ve been sitting on this one for a couple years now and whenever I’d get discouraged working side jobs on the weekends, all I had to do was play this song to believe in myself. I am so excited for it to finally be out in the world, and I know the kid with a dream – way back when – would be proud.”

Girl it’s been too long / But I still hang on / ‘Cause I ain’t felt that way / Since way back when,” muses Dial in the Andy Skib-produced track. Penned by Dial, Adam James, and Logan Wall, “Way Back When” cruises along radio-triggered memories of a one-that-got-away kind of love. Directed by CeCe Dawson, the adjoining visualizer finds Dial’s mind wandering wild while rolling through his hometown of Phoenix, AZ.



Dial is quickly introducing new music after dropping his first single in three years with full-throttle rocker “Runnin’ Downhill” last month – as featured in E! News’ The MixtapE! and Entertainment Tonight’New Music Releases lists. “With cooly defiant, just slightly distorted vocals and scorching guitar, this musical admonition oozes swagger,” hailed Billboard before adding, “With ‘Runnin’ Downhill,’ he further raises his songwriting and blazing production up several notches.” Already surpassing 5 MILLION global streams to his credit, “Runnin’ Downhill” also scored major playlist adds on Amazon Music’s Breakthrough Country, Apple Music’s New in Country, Spotify’s New Music Nashville, and more. In addition, Dial matched the hotly anticipated release with inked news of his full artist team including Virgin Music, Make Wake Artists, Top 5 Music Publishing, and representation from WME's Aaron Tannenbaum, which further caught the attention of BillboardHITS, and MusicRow, among others.




For singer-songwriter Tyler Dial, left of center is how he has always felt – listening to Country music while growing up in Arizona; wearing “faded Chuck Taylors” instead of cowboy boots; plus loving the Eagles and The Rolling Stones as much as George Strait and Garth Brooks. Fun, rockin’ cautionary tale “Runnin’ Downhill” marks his new single off Virgin Music. The son of a concert promoter, he learned to play his dad’s guitar while developing a “little bit Country, little bit Rock ‘n’ Roll” sensibility. Cutting his teeth in Austin while studying at The University of Texas, performing for UT bashes and Sixth Street haunts readied Dial for Nashville after college where he first worked at an East Nashville bar and on a pontoon boat/party barge. His debut EP REPAINT in 2018, led to him being named a Rolling Stone “Country Artist You Need to Know” with breakout “Truth in the Way,” and featured on Spotify’s New Boots and Wild Country playlists. With more than 5 MILLION global streams to date, Dial is also represented by Make Wake Artists for management, Top 5 Music Publishing, and agency partner WME.