Dan Tyminski

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Dan Tyminski
Tyminski at Knuckleheads Saloon, Kansas City, 2010
Tyminski at Knuckleheads Saloon,
Kansas City, 2010
Background information
Birth nameDaniel John Tyminski[1]
Born (1967-06-20) June 20, 1967 (age 56)
Rutland, Vermont, United States
  • Singer
  • musician
Years active1988–present

Daniel John Tyminski (born June 20, 1967) is an American bluegrass singer-songwriter, musician, composer, vocalist, and instrumentalist. He is a member of Alison Krauss's band Union Station, and has released four solo albums, Carry Me Across the Mountain (2000), on the Doobie Shea Records label, Wheels (2008), on the Rounder Records label, Southern Gothic (2017) on the Mercury Records label, and God Fearing Heathen (2023) on the 8 Track Entertainment label.[2]

He is known for his updated version of the song "Man of Constant Sorrow," which was featured in the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? and won the 2001 CMA award for best single as well as a Grammy Award for best Country Collaboration with Vocals (along with Harley Allen and Pat Enright, filling out the vocals for the movie's Soggy Bottom Boys). In total, he has won 14 Grammy Awards[3] for solo and collaborative projects. In 2013, he was the vocalist on Avicii's international hit "Hey Brother" from the album True. Tyminski received the Bluegrass Star Award from the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation of Dallas, Texas, in 2021. The award is bestowed upon bluegrass artists who do an exemplary job of advancing traditional bluegrass music while preserving its character and heritage.[4]

Musical career[edit]

While Alison Krauss and Union Station were on hiatus, owing to Alison Krauss' tour with Robert Plant, Tyminski formed his own group, the Dan Tyminski Band. The ensemble featured Tyminski on guitar, Ron Stewart on banjo, Adam Steffey on mandolin, Justin Moses on fiddle and dobro, and Barry Bales on upright bass. An album, entitled Wheels, was released on Rounder Records in June 2008. Tyminski played Martin and Bourgeois guitars and Sim Daley played mandolins. In July 2009 the Martin Guitar Company issued, as part of their Custom Artist Series, a D28 Dreadnought acoustic guitar in recognition of Dan's life devoted to performing bluegrass and old-time music. The guitar, named Martin D-28 Dan Tyminski Custom Edition, was issued with its own distinctive details to appeal to flatpickers.[5] For many years Dan's primary guitar has been a well worn 1946 Martin D-28.

At the Ultra Music Festival 2013, he premiered a new single, "Hey Brother", as part of a country-electronic collaboration with Swedish producer Avicii. The song was a Top 5 hit in more than 15 countries, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia, Macedonia and the United Kingdom.

In 2017, Tyminski announced a new solo album, Southern Gothic, which was released via Mercury Records Nashville. The lead single was "Bloodline".[6]

Tyminski is an avid golfer, and was named to Golf Digest's "Top 100 Golfers in Music."[7] He regularly competes at celebrity golf tournaments, including the Monday After Masters tournament in Myrtle Beach, SC,[8][9] the Murray Bros. Caddyshack tournament in St. Augustine, FL,[10] and The Vinny golf tournament in Nashville, TN.[11][12]



Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US Grass
US Country

Green Mountain Bluegrass
  • Release date: 1985
  • Label: Trackdown Records
Carry Me Across the Mountain
  • Release date: June 27, 2000
  • Label: Doobie Shea
  • Format: Digital download, CD
  • Release date: June 17, 2008
  • Label: Rounder Records
  • Format: Digital download, CD
1 32 10
Southern Gothic 23 8
God Fearing Heathen
  • Release date: June 23, 2023
  • Label: 8 Track Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download, CD
"—" denotes an album that did not chart or was not released.


Year Single Album
2017 "Bloodline" Southern Gothic
2017 "Southern Gothic" Southern Gothic

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"Hey Brother"
(Avicii featuring Dan Tyminski)[A]
2013 16 2 1 4 1 1 1 4 1 2 2 True
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.




  • A ^ "Hey Brother" officially credited only to Avicii.


  1. ^ "Tyminski Daniel John". BMI Repertoire. Archived from the original on July 16, 2012. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  2. ^ "Tyminski - Biography, Albums, Streaming Links - AllMusic". AllMusic. Archived from the original on January 27, 2011. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
  3. ^ "Awards". April 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "Bluegrass Heritage Foundation presents Bluegrass Star Award® to Dan Tyminski". BluegrassHeritage.org.
  5. ^ The Sounding Board: D-28 Dan Tyminski Custom Artist Edition Archived February 26, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Dan Tyminski Shares Plans for Solo Album, 'Southern Gothic'". The Boot. July 13, 2017.
  7. ^ "Golf Digest's Top 100 In Music". Golf Digest. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  8. ^ "Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Results". The Golf Wire. April 16, 2019. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  9. ^ "Monday After the Masters Past Celebrities". hootiegolf.com. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  10. ^ "Murray Bros. Caddyshack Charity Golf Tournament – Eat, Drink, and Be Murray". Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  11. ^ Organ, Mike. "Vince Gill, Brandt Snedeker, Rick Byrd in celebrity golf tournament". The Tennessean. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  12. ^ "Recording Artist Dan Tyminski attends The 23nd Annual Vinny..." Getty Images. June 2, 2015. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  13. ^ a b c "Tyminski". Billboard.
  14. ^ Bjorke, Matt (November 7, 2017). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: November 6, 2017". Roughstock.
  15. ^ Peak positions in Australia:
  16. ^ Peak positions in Austria:
  17. ^ Peak positions in Denmark:
  18. ^ Peak positions in Germany:
  19. ^ Peak positions in the Netherlands:
  20. ^ Peak positions in Norway:
  21. ^ Peak positions in New Zealand:
  22. ^ Peak positions in Sweden:
  23. ^ Peak positions in Switzerland:
  24. ^ Peak positions for the featured singles in the UK:

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