Tanner Sparks is nothing you would expect from a 19 year old Hippie that calls himself a "Country Singer". At a young age he captured the heart of country music through grandpa's collection of Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and George Jones records. Combined with grandma's love for Elvis, and Conway Twitty. You can truly feel his passion for music each time he takes the stage.
At an early age Tanner found his voice, and not long after he followed in his 2 older bothers footsteps, picked up a Taylor, and learned to play guitar. At 19 he released an original single, "How Sorry I Am" (2017). He had began writing songs as a child, and as he grows older his writing continues to express the traditional values that he grew up learning. In January of 2018 he released his debut single "You Should Probably Leave" written by Chris Stapleton, Ashley Gorley, and Chris DuBois.
Tanner was brought up in a Southern Baptist home on Cedar Creek Lake in East Texas. As a youngster he joined his older brother and started a band to lead youth worship on Wednesday nights and the occasional Sunday morning playing the Bass guitar and sharing singing duties. At 16, a junior in High School, Tanner hustled the local open mic circuit until the gigs came in. The Tanner Sparks Band was officially formed in early 2016 and has been producing music for the soul ever since.
Tanner Sparks is a sponge, he is a student of the art and you can also hear the influence of; Kurt Cobain, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Guns 'N' Roses, Jerry Reed, George Jones, Hank Williams, Johnny Paycheck, Tom Petty, Poison, and so on in his writing, and the respect that he feels for all types of music.