Ty England, born December 5 1963, is a country music singer and guitarist from Oklahoma.
England began playing guitar during his youth, and country stars such as Roy Acuff and Hank Williams. He sang with various bands in high school, and performed in his school chorus. While working at a coffee shop during his time as a student at Oklahoma State University, fellow student Garth Brooks met him and soon the two were roommates. They performed together until failing grades forced England to move back home. He did eventually get a degree in marketing, but he took work in an automobile plant.
By 1988, Garth Brooks had moved to Nashville, and after landing a recording contract, called England to come be his guitarist and backup vocalist. In 1995, he released his own eponymous solo album on RCA to some success, produced by veteran hitmaker Garth Fundis. He made two more albums before being dropped from the label.
Today, England still performs in smaller venues, and lives in Oklahoma with his wife Shanna and four children. In 2005, he went on a tour of South Korea for the USO.
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