Dan Tyminski

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Dan Tyminski
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Tyminski at Knuckleheads Saloon,
Kansas City, 2010
Background information
Birth name Daniel John Tyminski[1]
Born (1967-06-20) June 20, 1967 (age 50)
Rutland, Vermont, United States
Genres Bluegrass
Occupation(s) Singer, musician
Years active 1988–present
Labels Doobie Shea, Rounder
Website dantyminski.com

Daniel John "Dan" Tyminski (born June 20, 1967) or Tyminski is an American bluegrass composer, vocalist, and instrumentalist. He is a member of the band Alison Krauss and Union Station and has released two solo albums, Carry Me Across the Mountain (2000), on the Doobie Shea Records label, and Wheels (2008), on the Rounder Records 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. More recently, he was the vocalist on Avicii's international hit "Hey Brother" from the album True.

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.[4] 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, to be released via Mercury Records Nashville. The lead single will be "Bloodline".[5]



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
  • Release date: October 20, 2017
  • Label: Mercury Nashville
  • Format: Digital download, CD
23 8
"—" 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 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2014-07-15. 
  2. ^ AllMusic Discography
  3. ^ Grammy Past Winners Search
  4. ^ The Sounding Board: D-28 Dan Tyminski Custom Artist Edition Archived February 26, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ http://theboot.com/dan-tyminski-southern-gothic-album/
  6. ^ a b c "Tyminski". Billboard. 
  7. ^ Bjorke, Matt (November 7, 2017). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: November 6, 2017". Roughstock. 
  8. ^ Peak positions in Australia:
  9. ^ Peak positions in Austria:
  10. ^ Peak positions in Denmark:
  11. ^ Peak positions in Germany:
  12. ^ Peak positions in the Netherlands:
  13. ^ Peak positions in Norway:
  14. ^ Peak positions in New Zealand:
  15. ^ Peak positions in Sweden:
  16. ^ Peak positions in Switzerland:
  17. ^ Peak positions for the featured singles in the UK:

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