This Michigan Song Will Make You Proud To Be from the Mitten State
He was born here, he plans to die here; Tyler Roy's love for Michigan runs deep. Hear his original Michigan song "Northern Ground."
From the opening line "I can show on my right hand all the places I've been," you know this is a song about the Great Lakes State. Born and raised in Battle Creek, Tyler Roy loves to go to his family's cabin up North. Calling it "God's country," Tyler and co-writer Clayton W. Sawyer talk about all the places to go and the things to do in Michigan:
I climbed Sleeping Bear Dunes
kayaked around Pictured Rocks
I've hunted whitetail deer
caught bluegills from the docks
And the hook is that loyalty extends even to death- here's the chorus:
When it's my time to go
there's no place I'd rather be
Covered a lot of Northern ground
one day it will cover me
It will cover me
Take a look at Tyler's performance of the full song below and follow him on Facebook. He's always been a big fan of and is very active in the Southwest Michigan country music scene. Tyler Roy plans on getting into the studio soon to record a fully produced version of "Northern Ground."