Tyler Hubbard: Why He Got Emotional At A Taylor Swift Show
Earlier this month (8/8), Tyler Hubbard and his wife Hayley took their five-year-old daughter Olivia (who they call Liv) to see Taylor Swift during her sold-out run in Los Angeles.
Hubbard posted a couple of video clips of his wife, daughter, and even himself dancing to Taylor’s song at the concert on Instagram. He captioned the post, “We took Liv to see Taylor last night, and it was so special. We sang our hearts out as we soaked up all three and a half hours of her incredible show. I’ve never seen anything like it, and I’m truly inspired on so many levels. It’s official… I’m a Swiftie dad.”
We interviewed Tyler yesterday (8/22), and he told us just how special the night was. Tyler gushed, “It was a special moment in itself just to be able to experience the excitement of our daughter. She’s five, and it was the best night of her life. It literally made me emotional just being there and watching her experience music like that for the first time.”
Hubbard even told us that he was learning from watching Swift on stage, “Yeah, there were many, many layers as to why that night was so special, but I was still taking notes and still learning from Taylor just like I was when we were out on tour with her.”
He continued, “I wasn’t listening to Taylor Swift songs but watching her show, the intentionality and the rehearsal and the production and everything single aspect of it is just next level. As an artist and a creative, I am a fan of her work, but I also get the honor of sitting back there and taking notes.”
Several months into his solo career, which has included a tour with Keith Urban and a couple of number-one songs, Tyler told us that taking in a concert now and then is helping him mold his own show. He said, “I’ve always said, ‘There’s always something you can learn from every show.’ I love going to shows probably more now than ever because I’m getting to reinvent myself and my show. I don’t want to do it like I’ve always done it. I want to be reinspired, I want to do things differently, I want to continue to make it better.”