Tyler Ward covers Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend”

I don’t get the Justin Bieber thing. I just don’t. Does nothing for me. Nothing personal, just not my thing.

But based on a recommendation by Dave Koz, I found this guy who’s really talented and charismatic. Even though I pulled back for a second when I saw this latest song by Tyler Ward was a Justin Bieber song, it completely worked for me. The music and the charisma and energy are real and authentic.

This video alone has had over 1.5 million hits. Almost 900,000 subscribers and almost 250,000,000 video hits total.

Wow. I like what he’s doing. Tyler Ward has it going on.

From his Facebook page: Tyler’s realization of becoming a successful national artist arose when he first started playing with national acts such as The Fray, The Jonas Brothers, Gavin DeGraw, Augustana and Ryan Cabrera. “After that first big show with The Fray, I was sold on doing music for the rest of my life,” Tyler says. Playing shows for thousands of people fueled Tyler’s drive and creativity. It drove him to write and record several demos that have attracted attention throughout the major music industry.

Now, you can find Tyler writing, recording and performing music all over the state of Colorado. Tyler has become a well known local artist who is heavily pursued to perform live. “I love playing and it’s by far the best job I’ve ever had.” Tyler credits his musical talents to his mother Susan Ward, who is a classically-trained musician. Tyler notes, “My mom rocks.”

Clearly, so does Tyler.

Find him on iTunes. Here’s a link to just one of his CDs, but check them all out.