Tyler Miller is taking his guitar to the musical mecca of Nashville, Tennessee.

Miller, a 2011 graduate of Yuma High School, has spent the past few years playing with friend Johnny Day of Kersey, a rising country music artist. Day, Miller and their band have played at the Yuma County Fair in recent years.

Miller reports that they were contacted last March by Go Long Entertainment out of Nashville, which informed them it would like to take them on as part of their team. Miller said Go Long Entertainment specializes in songwriting, branding, radio marketing, video placement, production and more. He added that the company has developed and marketed other artists to the point that they are on Sirius XM, Radio Disney, major national Spotify lists, as well as placing them on “very good record labels with major record companies.

Tyler Miller (left) and Johnny Day jam on their guitars at an outdoor concert. (Courtesy Photo)

Miller and Johnny Day will be flying to Nashville on January 22 to record Day’s next EP. The single from that will go to Sirius XM The Highway, as well as national Spotify playlists this spring, with the potential to go even further.

They will record at Legends Studio, the same studio where the likes of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson have recorded, as well as contemporary artists such as Lee Brice, Florida Georgia Line, Big & Rich, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean and many more.

Miller said several high-profile studio musicians will be playing with him and Day on the EP, including Adam Shoenfeld, who is Tim McGraw’s touring guitar player.

In other words, Miller has come a long way from his days of playing guitar at YHS basketball games and music concerts.